Events At a Glance

18/09/2019 Open Morning: Wednesday 18th September
27/09/2019 Open Morning: Friday 27th September

OUR CURRICULUM

Geography

 

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.

 "An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfillment" - Sir David Attenborough

 

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
  • Miss Swindells
  • Mrs Eddy

 

KS3 - Year 7: Local Geography

  • Introduction to Physical Geography
  • Weather and Climate
  • Map Skills
  • Asia

Year 8: National and International Geography

  • Britain and the European Union
  • Africa
  • Extreme Environments
  • Tourism
  • Map Skills

KS4 - AQAA Geography

Paper 1 -  Living with the physical environment

  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • The living World
  • Physical Landscapes in the UK (Coasts and Rivers)

Paper 2 - Challenges in the Human Environment

  • Urban issues and challenges
  • The Changing Economic World
  • The challenge of Resource Management
Paper 3 - Geographical Application and Skills
  • Issue evaluation - A pre release booklet that we have access to in March
  • Fieldwork - 2 compulsary field  trips looking at a human and physical topic
  • Geographical Skills - Testing a range of Geographical skillls and applying them to new situations.

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