Geography

Subject Leader:

Mr N Hannah

Geography supports the whole school curriculum intent statement by ensuring:

Students in KS3 (Y7, Y8 & Y9), are introduced to a wide range of human-based, environmental-based, and physical-based Geography units to foster wide and deep knowledge of the world around us.

The subject offers students the opportunities to explore human impacts on the local, national and global environment, and to explore concepts such as sustainable and healthy living.

Alongside building knowledge of key concepts students will develop a wide range of skills including independent learning, team work, research skills, critical thinking and problem solving.

Assessment & Standards

Students in KS4 (Y10 & Y11) study both core and optional units as part of the GCSE curriculum. All units cover both required content while embedding cultural and moral learning such as equality, wealth and poverty, and human rights. All of the units allow for contemporary issues to be studied and explored among students.

Students in KS5 (Y12 & Y13) develop their knowledge of the contemporary issues faced in the world today. The ethos of inclusion means it is possible for students – including students new to the school – to opt for the A-Level without prior Geography qualifications. Numeracy and literacy skills, as well as critical thinking, are embedded in all the topic units.

Curriculum Journey:

Extra-curricular Information:

Eco Club – meets Monday lunchtime week A
Intervention/exam & revision extra support – Thursday after school week B

Possible areas of future study:

This subject will lead to Geography, Geology, Environmental, Hydrology and Climate-based undergraduate degrees at University.

Possible future careers:

Geography is a multi-skilled subject which has one of the highest graduate employment rates across all sectors of the economy.

Additional help/support/links:

Parents and carers can support their child by monitoring the completion of homework on a weekly basis as well as revising key topics for all assessments. Wider reading around different topic areas is strongly encouraged to develop a greater sense of Geography.