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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;

Year 7

  • What is Geography?
  • Mapping skills
  • Europe
  • Coasts
  • Africa
  • Rocks
  • Settlements

Year 8

  • Population
  • Asia
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Weather and Climate
  • Rivers
  • Tourism
  • Ecosystems

 

Key Stage 4 

In Year 9, 10 and 11 we are studying Edexcel 1-9 GCSE Specification A.

This has 3 components:-

  • the Physical Environment
  • the Human Environment
  • Geographical Investigation; Fieldwork and UK Challenges.

Year 9

In Year 9 the specific areas of study are;

Topic 1            The Changing Landscapes of the UK

Topic 1.a         River Landscapes

Topic 1.b         Coastal Landscapes

Topic 4             Changing Cities

Coastal Fieldwork project

Geographical Skills and Challenges

Year 10

In Year 10 the specific areas of study are:

Topic 2          Weather and climate change

Topic 6          Resource Management

Topic 3          Ecosystems, biodiversity and management.

Urban Fieldwork project

Geographical Skills and Challenges

Year 11

In Year 11 topics of study are:-

Topic 5          Global Development

River Fieldwork project

Geographical Skills and Challenges

The remainder of Year 11 is spent preparing for the final examinations

 

 

 

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/