QE’s excellence in Geography recognised

QE has been awarded the Geographical Association’s Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM). The Award reflects the high standard of teaching and learning in Geography at the School as well as effective leadership and management in the subject.

“I am very pleased that we have achieved the Quality Mark,” said Headmaster Neil Enright, who is himself a geographer. “Geography is a very popular subject at QE and each year many boys achieve top grades at both GCSE and A-level. The Award reflects the quality of leadership of our Head of Geography, Anne Macdonald (also one of the School’s Assistant Heads), the commitment of the teachers and the enthusiasm and hard work of our boys.”

The Geography Department underwent a rigorous moderation process to gain the Mark. It involved the completion of a self-evaluation exercise to identify areas for development and improvement, before external assessment. The Quality Mark is valid for three years.

The Quality Mark will be officially awarded at the Geographical Association’s Awards Ceremony at the University of Manchester in April 2012.