Boys study elements of physical, human and environmental Geography. In their first few years at Lockers Park we aim to imbue the boys with an enthusiasm for finding out about the world around them and asking Geographical questions. We also give them a good base of locational knowledge which will help them when they eventually move on to the Common Entrance syllabus.
There is a strong emphasis on fieldwork and boys have the opportunity to get out of the classroom to do this in most year groups, often in the lovely and Geographically interesting Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire countryside that surrounds Lockers Park.
From Year 6 we start investigating the main Common Entrance themes. All boys are encouraged to improve their awareness in current affairs and make links between the “real” world and what they are studying in class. Scholars are encouraged to build up a large base of Geographical case studies. There is a strong cross curricular link with ICT and boys undertake numerous projects in the ICT Suite, be it writing up fieldwork projects, analysing data from the School’s weather station or researching information. Our aim is that by the time the boys leave Lockers Park in Year 8, they have a strong set of skills, knowledge and understanding to make real progress at their senior school.