• Geography

Geography

Subject Leader:

Mrs. D. Ryley

About the subject:

Geography is a diverse and interesting subject which includes the physical and human world.

Students learn about how people live in diverse and extreme environments, looking at the wider social, economic and environmental concerns of the planet we live on.

‘The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continent. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.’ Barack Obama.

KS3 overview

We study a wide variety of topics over KS3, including geographical skills, physical geography; such as natural hazards, coastal landforms and management, river landscapes and glaciation; and human geography, which includes settlement, development and population.

KS4 overview

We follow the AQA GCSE specification which has a wide variety of topics: The Living World; Physical landscapes of the UK; the Challenge of Natural Hazards.

Urban issues; Changing Economic World; Resource Management.

Geographical applications which includes issue evaluation, fieldwork and geographical skills.

Students have to undertake two pieces of fieldwork in the physical and human environment. This allows students to experience geography outside of the classroom.

Assessment is by 3 examinations at the end of Y11.

What we’re PROUD of

We have consistently high standards in the Geography with specialist teachers delivering high quality lessons which students enjoy.

We enable students to see geography from the local to the global scale using a variety of teaching methods.

We are a popular options subject with many students choosing geography as a GCSE.

Exam board used for GCSE:

AQA

Link to specification from the exam board:

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