St Ivo Geography Department Online Portal
“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future” -
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Yr 10 – Iceland
A group of 43 students returned last week from our 10th annual visit to Iceland. We had an amazing trip and it was real a pleasure to take such a fantastic group of students who fully immersed themselves in the whole experience. Over the five days in Iceland students bathed in the Blue Lagoon, walked behind and to the top of majestic waterfalls, marvelled over huge glaciers, visited mud puddles, hot springs and geysirs and walked to the top of the active volcano, Eldfell, which last erupted on the island of Heimaey in 1973. The student adventures along with photographs were documented on our trip blog which can be visited here https://ivoiceland16.wordpress.com.
Coming up -
Our popular Iceland visit for our Year 10 Geographers will be running again in July 2017. The visit is open to any of next year's Year 10 Geographers and letters will be available in September. Please note that a £100 deposit will need to be paid by the end of September; further details and a letter will be available at the beginning of the new term.
The Geography Department Online
The Geography Department is online at www.geobytes.org.uk and along with our department twitter feed @StIvoGeography and our Department Facebook Page 'St Ivo School Geography Department' has continued to be used regularly throughout the year since its re-
Our GCSE and A'level courses are now also fully online using Schoology.com to provide online support for our students to encourage independent learning and provide access to resources and advice to support them with their work. This has proved successful this year and has been well received by students and we hope to develop this further as we start teaching the new GCSE and A'level specifications for Year 10 and 12 from September 2016.
Sixth Form Geography Ambassadors Scheme
We would like to say thank you to our Sixth Form Geography Ambassadors for all their help and support during the year. The students have helped out with various extra-
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National Geography Competitions
Over the summer some students may be interested in taking part in the following:
The Geographical Association’ are running a physical geography photo competition. Please see the website or attached document for more details (http://gapgphotocompetition.org.uk/) but in brief, students need to submit a photograph of a physical feature or landform along with a description, enquiry question and possible geographical investigation (maximum of 250 words). The deadline for this competition is Friday 23rd September 2016. Entries need to be submitted online at: http://gapgphotocompetition.org.uk/?page_id=5 although copies should also be sent to Miss Raine (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a department competition.
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Finally we would like to congratulate all of our students on a very successful year in Geography and the Geography Department Team would like to wish you all a very happy summer break!
Head of Geography
Sixth Form Geography Ambassadors
Schoology online course pages