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Geography

Geography is the academic study of the relationship between humans and our amazing planet.  We aim to equip students with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

We also aim to prepare students for the world post 16, both as members of society and in whatever career path they choose to follow.  It teaches many life skills as well as specific information.  It teaches individuals to think and ask questions about what is happening to them, their town, their country and their planet.

Key Stage 3 

During KS3 we aim to inspire in students a fascination and curiosity about the world around them and its people by studying the following topics;

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/301253/GCSE_geography.pdf

Year 7

  • What is Geography?
  • OS map skills
  • British or European?
  • Africa
  • Rocks, resources and scenery
  • Farming
  • Urbanisation

Year 8

  • Water world
  • Hydrology
  • Population
  • Asia
  • Glaciation
  • Oceania

Year 9

  • Weather and climate
  • Energy and resources
  • Plate Tectonics
  • International development
  • North and South America
  • Geographical enquiry

Key Stage 4 

Year 10

In Year 10, in line with the new 1-9 GCSE’s, we will be following Edexcel Specification A.  This GCSE has 3 components;

  • The Physical Environment
  • The Human Environment
  • Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK Challenges

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-a-2016.html

Year 11

In Year 11 we are following AQA Specification A.  This is a balanced specification with physical and human modules and a separate controlled assessment task which relates to one of the modules studied.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-a-9030

  • Changing Rural Environments
  • Water on the Land
  • The Development Gap

Examination Support 

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Useful Websites 

Geography is the study of the world around us.  It is therefore beneficial for students to follow current world affairs and news stories.  Some suggested websites are below but with the world wide web at their fingertips the possibilities for students are endless.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/

http://www.independent.co.uk/topic/Geography

www.geographyinthenews.rgs.org/