Aims of the curriculum
- The KS3 programme of study will provide the base from which students can then choose to continue Geography at Key Stage 4
- At KS4, students will take the OCR B GCSE 9-1 specification: “Geography for Enquiring Minds”. This course addresses the key ideas that face us in a rapidly changing world whilst retaining the core skills necessary in interpreting those changes
- The format of the Key Stage 4 course comprises of 5 Human Geography and 5 Physical Geography units and includes two field trips.
- Building on the KS3 curriculum, our KS4 curriculum intends:
- To help students learn and understand the contemporary environmental, industrial and political issues in the world that we live in
- To support students to develop their skills in research
- To explore and foster students’ engagement in a wide range of topics in one of the most diverse of subjects
- To develop students’ awareness of their role in key contemporary issues such as climate change and sustainability.
- Our Geography curriculum encourages and enables our students:
- To use knowledge and understanding of geographical aspects of the UK and the wider world to describe, explain and analyse physical and human characteristics of places
- To describe, explain and analyse connections within and between physical and human processes and features
- To identify and analyse geographical patterns at a range of scales and explain the changes that result
- To use a wide range of geographical skills including data collected from fieldwork
- To understand their own place within the world and how they can impact on local, national and international issues