Compulsory at KS3, Geography is offered to students as an option for both GCSE and A level. At KS3 students are taught essential map reading skills and learn about those geographical issues that will impact on their present and future lives. An increasingly popular subject at GCSE, geography develops decision making skills, provides opportunities for fieldwork which enhances the classroom teaching. The GCSE course is relevant to student’s experiences and interests covering a broad range of physical and human topics. At A level, a synoptic approach is taken which provides students with sought after analytical skills enhancing future career opportunities. Topics introduced at GCSE are studied to a greater depth of understanding. A great deal of emphasis is placed on fieldwork, which gives students the opportunity to apply theoretical principles developed in class to the real examples.