Bury CE High School FOUNDED 1748

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Geography

Department Intent

Curriculum Plan

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Staff/Context

  • Mrs P Hanson, Head of Department
  • Mrs E Kay
  • Mr W Towers

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular

The department is keen to take students on field trips both in the United Kingdom and abroad. The department runs field trips to, Liverpool, Blackpool and other local trips to locations in and around the Bury area.

Moreover, we offer international field trips for students in Key Stage 4. We take students to Iceland, visiting some of the country’s exciting natural features including glaciers, hot springs, waterfalls, geysers and volcanoes. In 2015, the department was selected by Rayburn Tours and the Geographical Association to be the main school used in their social media and online advertising. The department has jointly organised a trip to the USA with the English Department visiting the cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas and areas of outstanding natural beauty including Yosemite National Park and the Grand Canyon.

The Department has strong links with other forward thinking and like-minded departments across the local area, the country, and is developing its links internationally with our partner schools in South Africa and Pakistan. These exciting partnerships enable teaching and learning strategies to be developed further.