Geography

“I really enjoyed the lessons on Global Fashion – I hadn’t really thought about where my clothes were made and what conditions people had to work in to make them”

“We made a film at home to show the effects of earthquakes – it was great fun and we showed it to the rest of the class as part of our presentation”

“The Povertee Day activities were really fun – especially the game with the biscuits – but it did make me think about who gets what in the world”

 

The Geography Department is proud of its achievements. Students take part in a variety of activities, including role plays, presentations, map interpretation, card sorts and ‘mysteries’ in order to develop their understanding of the world in terms of natural and human processes and interactions and key concepts such as interdependence and sustainability. Students work in groups as well as individually on their own projects and develop a range of skills and techniques.

Key Stage 3

Students follow schemes of work that include topics such as map skills, flooding, tropical rainforests, Antarctica, natural hazards and global fashion.

Key Stage 4

Year 10 and Year 11 Students will follow AQA Geography to GCSE

  • Living with the Physical Environment - written exam - 1 hour 30 minutes - 35% of GCSE
  • Challenges in the Human Environment - written exam - 1 hour 30 minutes - 35% of GCSE
  • Geographical Applications - written exam based on pre-release booklet - 1 hour 15 minutes - 30% of GCSE

Enrichment Opportunities:

Key Stage 4:

  • Fieldtrip  - one day out at a field studies centre and the other spent in our local area in the summer term (venue TBC).

Key Stage 5:

  • Fieldtrip - Students to go to Castlehead Field Studies Centre in The Lake District (venue subject to change).

The Geography Department:

  • Mr Peter Jennings - Acting Head of Humanities
  • Mrs Kiran Lal – Teacher of Geography
  • Mrs Jane Iliffe - Teacher of Geography
  • Miss Kirsty Whitehead - Teacher of Geography