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;
- What is Geography?
- Mapping skills
- Around the World
- Weather and climate
- Energy and resources
- Plate Tectonics
- International development
- Ecosystems and fragile environments
- Geographical enquiry
Key Stage 4
In Year 10 and Year 11 we are following the new 1-9 GCSE Edexcel Specification A.
This has 3 components:-
- the Physical Environment
- the Human Environment
- Geographical Investigation; Fieldwork and UK Challenges.
In Year 10 the specific areas of study are:
Topic 1 The changing landscapes of the U.K., including the study of coastal and river landscapes and processes.
Topic 2 Weather and climate change
Topic 3 Ecosystems, biodiversity and management.
In Year 11 topics of study are:-
Topic 4 Changing cities
Topic 5 Global Development
Topic 6 Resource Management with reference to water resource management.
In both years fieldwork and a synthesis of information relating to the U.K. will be undertaken.
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.