The geography department at Isleworth & Syon aims to inspire and encourage a passion for geography, equipping our learners with skills necessary for the future. We believe that studying geography can open the doors to a wide variety of opportunities, as geography is recognised for its academic ‘robustness’ and, most importantly, it helps young people into the world of work. Many employers prize the knowledge and skills that studying geography can provide, be it knowing how the world works, planning research and report writing, working in a team, using new technologies and communication skills – and much more. You will find geographers working in a wide range of jobs, from the City to planning, working in the environment to travel and tourism, or in international charities or retail.

Geography is not only up-to-date and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world’s current problems boil down to geography and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them.

We organise a number of activities for our students. These include:

  • ‘WE Act’ group – Charity group working within school to raise awareness of global issues and support local charities. The ‘WE Act’ group meet each week to organise events.
  • Fieldtrips – students undertake fieldwork in a variety of locations including on site work, local area studies and visits to Seaford, Cardiff and central London.