Geography

Geography

earthGeography is the subject which holds the key to our future” – Michael Palin

The study of Geography can help you to:

Develop a knowledge and understanding of current events from the local area to the global.

Investigate the earth and its peoples.

Study the features of the earth – such as mountains, rivers and seas – and how they were formed.

Develop a range of useful skills such as map reading, data collection, ICT and problem solving.

Gain an understanding and appreciation of the cultures and backgrounds of people from all over the world.

We in the Geography department are passionate about learning outside of the classroom. We have a range of trips for KS3 and GCSE students throughout the course of the year. This gives students context to the topics we study.

Subject Key Aims

  • To deepen knowledge and understanding of our globe and the natural processes that occur.
  • To identify places, be able to describe and explain changes and assess the impacts of humans.
  • An awareness of the interconnections between people and places.
  • Develop a relevant bank of skills that are transferable to life, such as map reading and statistical analysis.
  • To apply their knowledge and understanding to real places through cases studies and fieldwork.

Curriculum Overview

Year 8 : Physical and Human Environments.

Topics/skills:

  • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Population and Resources
  • Urbanisation and Cities
  • Plate Tectonics

Year 9 : Living in our World.

Topics/skills:

  • Ecosystems
  • Development
  • Climate Change
  • Coasts
  • Tourism

AQA Specification Y10 and Y11 for examinations 2018

Topics/skills:

  • Hazards
  • Ecosystems
  • UK Physical Landscapes
  • Population and Development
  • Resource Management
  • Fieldwork investigation
  • Application of Geographical Skills.
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