The Geography department is a forward thinking and dynamic department. Our subject is ever changing and evolving and the content covered is very useful to your daily life. Geography will provoke you to question the world around you...the what ifs and the whys!
You will become a globally aware citizen; aware of the opportunities and challenges faced not only in the UK but world wide. Your teachers will support you in understanding the physical and human elements of the dynamic world we live in. Our case studies are real life events occurring in your lifetimes and influencing your futures, be part of it.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 Geography is a stepping stone and preparation period for GCSE Geography. Students are investigating UK Geography, their local area and both near and far places. Students will develop a range of cartographic skills e.g. grid references and contours. In addition to this, students will develop their numeracy skills through data collection, presentation and analysis. Students will look at resource scarcity, issues and inequalities in African countries. They will discover the vast country of Russia and the rapid development of China. This is a great course as Geography creates global citizens as well as practicing literacy and numeracy skills.
Key Stage 4
Key stage 4 Geography is a varied and exciting course, students will focus on UK geography of the human and physical environments; investigating the processes along the extensive coastlines and extensive river systems. Moreover, they will investigate the challenges and opportunities faced by cities in the UK and compare this with cities in poorer parts of the world. Students will conduct two investigations to collect, present, analyse and evaluate data. These investigations will focus on UK coastal formation and integrated transport systems and the impact on climate change in UK cities. Students will develop a vast range of skills and capabilities in decision making based on evidence, these are all transferable skills which will support and be utilised in other areas of their curriculum. Geography at GCSE trains global citizens, who are aware of the dynamic nature of the world and the challenges we face. (AQA)
Key Stage 5
Key stage 5 Geography is contemporary and dynamic, students are immersed in the processes, issues and challenges of place and space. There is a balance of physical, human and skills based geography. Students learn a wide range of geography in action (GIA) case studies in both near and far places. They look at the influence of globalisation and social media on the responses to hazards. This A level is modern, relevant and exciting. Students are independent researchers too, 20% of their A level is dedicated to an independent research project of their choice in a topic area with inspires them. Students use a range of literacy, ICT and numeracy skills in the course, which will greatly support their curriculum. In addition to this students participate in a 4 day residential trip to UK cities and coasts to collect and analyse primary data to inspire them for their own independent research. This is the course for you, if you want a global perspective on the world and your future.
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|9,10 & 11||KS4||Download|