It is impossible to understand history, international politics, the world economy, religions, philosophy, or ‘patterns of culture’ without taking geography into account.
Kenneth C. Davis


The main focus of Geography is the study and analysis of complex interactions and relations between human activity and the consequences on the natural environment. As such, geography interlinks natural and social sciences: physical geography analyses the structure and dynamic of our natural environment (climate, hydrology, formation of landscapes and soils etc) where as human and economic geography puts its focus on the economic, cultural and social consequences of human activities (demographics, globalisation, international conflicts, use of resources, sustainability, disparities in development etc).


Geography at ISML offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge of what is a continually evolving subject.
From 7IEC to 1IEC, students experience an international curriculum which balances physical and human elements of the subject. The content investigates many global locations, but where possible relates these to our home country of Luxembourg.
The subject goes into much greater detail from 4IEC onwards, and during the first year of IGCSEs students will complete a piece of individual fieldwork. Students can utilise skills they have acquired in the classroom to collect and analyse data in a practical piece of work.
The specialisation continues with A-Level studies in 2IEC, with a greater focus on independence, but ultimately reinforces the basic principles they experienced back at the start of their secondary education.


Geography lessons should help students to develop a synoptic understanding of the interactions between humans and the environment. This knowledge and understanding is crucial in a time of globalisation and a 21st century that is marked by an unprecedented population growth, climate change, environmental challenges, social and economic disparities and an ever growing overuse of natural resources. Students should gain the ability to understand and to critically analyse these complex political, social and environmental challenges and to formulate possible solutions. To find out about career opportunities with geography.



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