Geography is seen at Copthorne as one of the key academic subjects and is taught as a stand alone subject throughout the Prep school. Although no longer a compulsory subject at Common Entrance it remains part of the core curriculum. In the Pre-Prep, the subject is taught across the year groups often as part of topic based learning, while in years 3 and 4 it is taught as part of the humanities.

The main aims of the teaching of Geography at Copthorne are:

  • To provide an integrated framework which allows continuous development of the subject throughout the school.
  • To develop in the pupil a strong interest in their immediate surroundings, spreading to the world at large.
  • To encourage an enquiring mind into how and why events happen in both the physical and human aspects of the subject
  • To develop a wide range of practical and language skills relating to the subject.
  • To foster an understanding of the fragility of the world and its ecosystems and man’s effect upon them.
  • To engender a sense of responsibility for the environment in which we live promoting a sense of stewardship and the necessity for sustainable development.

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We are expanding to GCSE!

Parents have told us they need a quality senior school alternative, so from September 2021, pupils already at Copthorne or joining in Year 7 will be able to stay with us to Year 11. Our first GCSE exams will take place in 2026. 

Join us at our next Virtual Open Morning or read about our expansion to find out more.