Geography is a relevant and popular subject; it is all around us and it is happening now. Geography offers a unique opportunity to unite the Arts and Sciences. As such, it provides a balanced background for studying global issues. The overriding aim of the Geography Department is to foster a passion for the subject, an appreciation of landscapes, an understanding of how they are formed and how people interact with the natural world. Pupils are encouraged to build up a comprehensive knowledge of people and places so that they can make sense of their physical and human surroundings.