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Geography

Staff

  • Ms A M Emmett (Head of Department)       
  • Ms J Joyce (Teacher of Geography)                   

       Year 7 Scheme of work 

       Year 8 Scheme of work 

       Year 9 Scheme of work       

       Year 10 Scheme of work 

     Year 11 Scheme of work 

The study of Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places and helps make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains how places and landscapes are formed, how people and environments interact. It builds on pupils' own experiences to investigate at all scales from the personal to the global.

Geographical enquiry encourages questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people's lives, for the present and future. Fieldwork is an essential element of this. Pupils learn to think spatially, using maps, visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems, to obtain, present and analyse information. Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.

We consider it essential to involve pupils in their learning. We achieve this by using a wide range of teaching and learning styles such as: open-ended enquiry, oral assessment, research, peer assessment, activity-based work, problem-solving
and ICT.

The Geography Department sees one of its most important roles as contributing to pupils' education to enable them to become active and thinking members of the community who are aware of the importance of interdependence, rights and national and global levels.  Geography provides a unique bridge between the arts and science subjects within the school curriculum. 


Homework
Homework is set on a regular basis; students are expected to produce a key assignment at the end of each module. At KS4, students should spend a minimum of an hour a week to revise and complete homework.


KS3 Curriculum Description
Year 7:

  • Population 
  • Killer floods
  • Going global
  • Waste not want not
  • Cities
  • A changing earth

Year 8:

  • Nature friend or foe
  • Beautiful biomes
  • Coral seas
  • Life on the margins
  • Development Dilemmas
  • Global warming


KS4 Curriculum Description
We study AQA Specification A  and all skills such as making geographical decisions, researching geography, location knowledge, enquiry based learning and the interpretation data are tested at the end of Year 11. The main topics include:

  1. Population geography
  2. Tourism  
  3. Urban environments
  4. Natural Hazard
  5. Coastal processes
  6. Rivers
  7. Living planet

 

KS5 Curriculum Description

We follow the Edexcel course. Examinations are taken at the end of year 12 and year 13. The units focus upon the main geographical skills; in addition fieldwork and research skills are a key feature of both the course.

 
  • Global challenges        
  • Rebranding
  • Contested planet
  • Geographical research

Useful links

The following websites are recommended to support geography learning:

http://www.google.co.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

http:// www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography

www.edexcel.com

 

 

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