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Geography

Geography is a very popular subject at both GCSE and A-Level at Blundell’s.

In recent years, a good number of pupils have also chosen to study the subject at university, or related courses such as Geology, Oceanography, International Development, Rural Land Management, Environmental Science, Tourism Management, Surveying and Mapping and Agriculture. Recognised by the Russell Group universities as a facilitating subject, Geographers develop a wide range of skills during their time at school.

Ideally located as we are in the South-West, fieldwork is an integral part of our pupils’ learning experience. We run trips to Cheddar Gorge to observe the stunning stalactites and stalagmites located within the limestone caves and excursions to study the coastal geomorphology at Sidmouth and Dawlish. At Lyme Regis, the slope stabilisation scheme is viewed and assessed, while river management of the Exe is evaluated by A-Level pupils as it flows through Exeter. GCSE pupils visit the Temple Quarter scheme in Bristol and benefit from an educational boat trip along the River Avon. These pupils are also able to view recent regeneration schemes from a unique position as the river meanders through the city.

Geography helps pupils gain an understanding and appreciation of the world around us on a variety of scales. It is a robust academic subject that combines well with a range of other subjects from the arts to the sciences. Throughout, pupils study a fascinating combination of physical and human topics that interact to help shape the world in which we live.

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

The “Around the World in 80 Minutes” Spring Concert was an event of extraordinary scope and execution, so grand that to say it took the audience on a whirlwind global tour would be an understatement.

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Oxford University success for Freya!

Congratulations Freya!

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1st XV Semi Final Success

Semi Final Success for Blundell's 1st XV!

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Carol Service at Exeter Cathedral

The Carol Service in Exeter Cathedral has consistently been a highlight on the school calendar, and this year proved to be no exception.

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Provisional Choral Scholarships from Somerville College, Oxford

A huge congratulations to Jack and Finn for receiving provisional Choral Scholarship from Somerville College, Oxford.

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Foyle Young Poet of the Year

Congratulations to Freya (Y13) who has won the prestigious award for her work!

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Williams Cup 2023

Year 9 took to Haytor on Dartmoor for the 2023 Williams Cup!

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Academic Full Colours

Congratulations to Freya who is the first student of the academic year to be awarded Full Colours.

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First Gold DofE Award of this academic year!

Congratulations to Isobel who has been awarded the first Gold DofE Award of the academic year!

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