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, 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

Key Stage 5

Year 12 and Year 13 Students follow AQA Geography (new specification)

Physical Geography - written exam - 2 hours 30 minutes - 40% of A-Level

  • Water and Carbon Cycle
  • Hot Deserts or Coasts
  • Hazards or Ecosystems or Cold Environments

Human Geography - written exam - 2 hours 30 minutes - 40% of A-Level

  • Global Systems and Governance
  • Changing Places
  • Contemporary urban environments or population and the environment or resource security

Geographical Investigation - 3000/4000 words - 20% of A-Level

 

Enrichment Opportunities:

Key Stage 4:

 

  • Fieldtrip (venue TBC) in summer term

Key Stage 5:

  • Fieldtrip (venue TBC)

The Geography Department:

  • Claire Green - Head of Humanities
  • Kiran Lal – Teacher of Geography
  • Emily Starr - Teacher of Geography