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This course covers some traditional aspects of geography so that students gain a deeper understanding and awareness of natural processes in the environment. They will also consider contemporary questions and debates that arise from these, including desertification, migration and sustainability, which are all global issues.

Students learn a variety of skills and are required to be both numerate and literate.  They use a wide range of resources, including GIS, and learn to be discerning in their use.  Through their own investigative study they learn the process of hypothesis testing and the fun of fieldwork. 

Students are encouraged to look at an issue from a variety of viewpoints and scales - to ‘Think Global, Act Local’. Students have gone on to study Geography at Cambridge, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Royal Holloway and Newcastle and Development Studies in Cape Town.

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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