Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps our students to make sense of a complex and ever changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how populations and their physical environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, cultures and environments are interconnected. At Meols Cop, it builds on students own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal in Southport to the global travels of our learners.
`...suddenly it becomes more than a subject. Geography becomes the knowledge. The knowledge of the planet, how everything works and how it is all inter-connected. It becomes what geography has always been for me - a fusion of the power of the imagination and the hard truths of science. Geography is all about the living, breathing essence of the world we live in. It explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?"
Michael Palin, 2007
The GCSE geography course is studied at key stage 4, aligned to the Pearson examination board.