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Princes Teaching Institute
The department are delighted to have been awarded the Princes Teaching Institute mark for Geography again for our work during the 2014-
Back in September, 130 year 8 students took part in a fun-
Early in the month our Year 12 Geographers were involved in two very successful days of fieldwork at the River Ise in Northamptonshire. Our students were studying downstream changes along the river and during their trip were testing hypotheses based on the fluvial geomorphological theory that they have been studying in class. This underpins their preparation for their AS Skills exam and has enabled them to develop important practice fieldwork skills. It was also another valuable opportunity for students to get out into the ‘outside classroom’ and a great time was had by all.
Young Geographer of the Year competition
16 students from throughout the key stages have just entered the Royal Geographical Societies 'Young Geographer of the Year' competition. The theme this year was 'Why Antarctica matters' The competition required students to show independent learning skills researching Antarctica and producing an A3 poster (for A Level students an essay) summarising their findings and concluding why they think Antarctica is important. We would like to commend the students on their efforts and wish them luck with the competition. All entries have now been sent off the Royal Geographical society for judging but we will be publishing examples of their work on www.geobytes.org.uk and the department social media sites.
The Geography Department Online
The Geography department have long valued the use of new technologies to support online, independent learning and to celebrate the work of the department and our students. The start of the new academic year saw the launch of the new GeoBytes website (www.geobytes.org.uk) which acts as a portal for all online resources and provides support for all key stages. This is a continual work in progress and we look forward to seeing it evolve further over the next year as more content is added (suggestions welcome). We are also making good use of social media to celebrate student work and activities and also providing links to geographical news stories and events to help students further their geographical understanding. The department twitter feed is @StIvoGeography and our facebook page is simply “St Ivo School Geography Department”. Both the Facebook and Twitter feeds are available through the GeoBytes website which means that students do not need to have a Twitter or Facebook account to still view posts and benefit from the information shared.
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