Being a discipline associated with migration it is fitting that, in the past, Geography here at Repton has been taught in several different locations across the school site. Previously housed on Boot Hill before moving to the Court Rooms, the department, since summer 2015, has found a new home in the recently refurbished Cattley building, situated at the heart of the school.

The department consists of a team of four full time Geographers who all teach to A Level. The Cattley building, named after Leonard Cattley MBE, a former Geography teacher at the school, boasts four spacious classrooms all of which are equipped with interactive whiteboards, a sixth form study room, departmental office, IT suite and fieldwork stores.

The department places emphasis on fieldwork, there is an overseas expedition offered every two years, as well as extracurricular activities and the geography society is one that meets regularly during term time. Activities include discussion and debate about global issues such as sustainability, exploitation and urbanisation. The society also presents an opportunity for pupils to view documentaries and programmes of a geographical nature which they might not otherwise have a chance to see. In addition to internal talks and guest speakers to the school, the students also have opportunity to attend external talks. Geography is compulsory in the B Block at Repton and given the subjects relevance in an ever-globalised world, it remains a popular choice at both GCSE and A Level.


Mr Riccardo De Rosa, Head of Geography

Riccardo started his teaching career at Repton in 2012, taking over as Head of Department in 2015. He achieved a BSc in Geography at Durham University as well as a PGCE in secondary Geography.  Riccardo is also a committee member of the Geography ISSIG which helps inform the GA on issues facing the teaching of Geography in schools in the independent sector. His personal interests lie within glaciology, a mainstay within the news, and this is something he attempts to convey to students on the annual field trip to Iceland.  As well as leading the department, he oversees Athletics at Repton and is the resident tutor in Latham House.

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