Geography

Geography A-Level at The Maynard is a stimulating and versatile subject which equips students for a wide variety of careers and options at University level.

Our A level course is a challenging and exciting combination of Physical and Human Geography. The core topics include Population and Rivers alongside Health Matters and Coasts. At A2 students cover Ecosystems, Development and Globalisation and Tectonics. At both AS and A2 they develop geographical skills and conduct fieldwork.

A Level geographers have the chance to join overseas trips such as to Iceland or Italy and to conduct residential fieldwork in Snowdonia. The department is involved in the local branch of the Geographical Association and girls regularly attend lectures. Girls are encouraged to enter competitions such as the RGS Young Geographer of the Year competition and the David Smith Memorial prize.

Whether you are taking subjects in the Humanities or Sciences A-Level Geography adds breadth and global perspective to your studies. If you enjoy independent research and want to develop both written, numerical and investigative skills, if you relish doing practical work outdoors and if you find exploring and finding out about current events and new places stimulating, Geography is for you!

In recognition of its pioneering work, The Maynard Geography Department has been awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark by the Geographical Association, while Head of Geography, Miss Williamson has been awarded Chartered Geographer status by the Royal Geographical Society.