Geography is concerned with the study of places and the human
and physical processes which shape and affect them. It helps students
to make sense of their surroundings in relation to the wider world.
Primary children progress through
a programme of study which begins with their immediate environment and develops
into studies of local, national, international and global issues. They are encouraged
to observe the similarities and differences between places and the interdependence
of humans and the environment.
In the Secondary School a wide range of topics
include physical features, hazards, settlement, population and environmental problems.
Students are prepared for the IGCSE
examination in Year 11 and the
International Baccalaureate in Year
Fieldwork is an integral part of the curriculum
for students across the school and residential
visits allow time for in-depth study. Some trips make use of local features; for
example, the Year 7 boat trip on the Chao Phraya and the Year 11 visit to the
Meteorological Department. Residential visits also allow opportunities for
geography study such as the Khao Yai National Park which is visited by Year 5; Chiang Mai by Year 6 and Kanchanaburi by Year 8. Year 10
students visit Hua Hin and perform a
variety of fieldwork activities to
prepare them for the alternative to
coursework paper. Year 12 visit
Chiang Mai to collect
geographical data on which to base coursework projects for external examination.
Year 9 students have the opportunity
of visiting Japan during the last
week of the academic year.