While the word geography is derived from Greek and literally means "to write about the earth," the subject of geography is much more than describing "foreign" places or memorizing the names of capitals and countries. Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks to understand the world - its human and physical features - through an understanding of place and location. Geographers study where things are and how they got there.

At Les Quennevais we cover a broad spectrum of human and physical topics ranging from The Natural Environment to Urbanisation. In Years 7, 8 and 9 students will learn , among others, how to read maps, how the natural environment is being exploited (and what we can do to alleviate the problems posed by overpopulation), the causes and effects of flooding, the formation of coastal and river features, the distribution of volcanoes and earthquakes (and why this is so), why climate varies around the globe and the effects of tourism on rich and poor countries.

Geographers look at issues from a wide perspective and develop a range of skills that are attractive to a very broad range of future employers.