To enable our students to appreciate the world in which we live – the Geography department aims to be dynamic and forward thinking, striving always to develop the full potential of students.
At Key stage 3
At Key Stage 3 Geography the students cover a range of geographical themes through the main continents of the world and develop geographical skills in each of the key areas in preparation for key stage 4.
Year 7 Europe (Map skills, Settlement, Microclimates) Africa (Geography of Disease, Squatter Settlements)
Year 8 North America (Flooding and River Features, Natural Hazards) South America (Ecosystems, Development and Climate)
Key stage 3 Homework
Homework will be provided in a range of forms. These will include research tasks, comprehension activities and homework booklets.
At Key stage 4
Year 9: Students will start with an introduction to ice and glacial landscapes which will build on a range of geographical skills which will ensure they are confident with map skills and exam technique.
Students will then study the AQA GCSE Specification A 2016 in Year 9 they will cover unit one living with the physical environment and go on to cover unit two and three in year 10 and 11 respectively.
Year 10: Students will study OCR Specification B looking at Rivers and coasts, population and settlement, natural hazards and economic development. They will also complete a controlled assessment where students are expected to collect their own primary data and use this to prove or disprove a hypothesis.
Year 11: Students will continue to study OCR Specification B looking at Rivers and coasts, population and settlement, natural hazards and economic development. However, there will be clear focus on the SDME paper and examination preparation.
Key Stage 4 Homework
Homework’s will be provided in the form of a homework booklet on each key topic- these will have a range of exam question and revision activities.
If you wish to find out more about the curriculum your daughter is studying, please contact Mr Ash.