In Bishopston we teach a mixture of thematic and regional geography in line with the latest version of the National Curriculum. Work is organised into termly or half-termly topics which, in Year 7 include 'What is Geography?', 'Wales' and ‘The Restless Earth’.
Teaching follows an investigative approach and pupils work in groups as well as learning individually. Fieldwork, the use of computers and DVD programmes supplement traditional teaching methods, along with active learning approaches, role plays, group work and so on. Pupil assessment is designed to arise naturally from teaching and takes the form of a mixture of continuous assessment and end of unit tests. The department also strives to improve pupils’ learning through the use of assessment feedback, self-assessment and peer review.