Events At a Glance

19/09/2017 Open Morning 9-10.45am
20/09/2017 Open Mornng 9-10.45am
21/09/2017 Open Morning 9-10.45am
22/09/2017 Y7 Stanley Head Trip
18/10/2017 Y7 Form Tutor Eve

OUR CURRICULUM

Geography

General information/ introduction - Geography teaches you about the earth's places, peoples, environments and societies.  It helps you to understand the relationships between people and the environment. It is unique in bridging the social sciences (Human Geography) and the earth sciences (Physical Geography).  Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the essential context of places and regions.

"Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future" - Michael Palin,

Why do we study Geography?

  • To develop an understanding of the human and physical world in which we live, in order to instil global responsibility and
    citizenship;
  • To develop an understanding of different cultures, levels of development and ways of life;
  • To develop cross-curricular themes, thus relating geography to other disciplines in terms of knowledge, expertise and skills;
  • To encourage field study skills in order to experience geography first hand.

 

Staff:

  • Mrs Whitefoot, Curriculim Leader for Humanities
  • Mrs Monaghan
  • Mrs Eddy

 

KS3 - Year 7: Local Geography

  • What can I do in my local area? - Map skills
  • Is my community sustainable?
  • Rivers and flooding
  • Population

Year 8: National and international Geography

  • Britain and the European Union
  • The Amazon Rainforest
  • The Geography of crime
  • The Geography of sport

Year 9: Global geography

  • Tourism
  • Plate

Tectonics.

  • China - The new super power?
  • Globalisation

KS4 - AQAA Geography

Paper 1 (Physical Geography) - 37.5%

  • The living world
  • Restless earth
  • Water on the land

Paper 2 (Human Geography) - 37.5%

  • Tourism
  • Population
  • Changing urban environments

Controlled assessment - 25%
Title is linked to one of the 6 units

Trips (optional) Year 9: Investigation of tourism in Llandudno, N. Wales

Year 11: At least one field trip linked to controlled assessment. This changes each year. Past trips have been to Llandudno and Castleton.

Extra Curricular (optional) - Eco-club

Any other information (optional) - You may be planning to go to university or the world of work. Whichever option you choose, the study of Geography will equip you with invaluable skills for the future and is recognised as an excellent A' level by both universities and employers. Statistics show that, compared to other subjects, Geography graduates are among the most employable.

The close link between Geography and the world around us makes for a long and varied list of related careers. Geography graduates are employed in a wide range of occupations. For example:

  • Advertising
  • Education
  • Environmental management
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Social/health services