Geography

Key Stage 3

The emphasis in Years 7 and 8 is on gaining a good grounding in all aspects of Geography with the ultimate aim of continuing to raise attainment and preparing students for Key Stage 4. Our new Year 7 students will be some of the first to sample the new style Key Stage 3 course, which looks to give students increased locational knowledge of world geography as well as longer, enquiry based topics such as rainforests and crime.

Year 7

In Year 7 students are set on ability and they have two, one hour lessons per week.  Currently one of those geography lessons concentrates on physical geography and the other on human geography.
Topics in Year 7 include passport to the world, crime, population and development, tectonic hazards and coasts.  Students in Year 7 will also complete a piece of fieldwork in school.

Year 8

In Year 8 students are set on ability and also have two one hour lessons per week.  As in Year 7, students have one lesson of physical geography and one of human geography.
Topics in Year 8 include rainforests, globalisation, global warming, and China.  Students in Year 8 will also will also complete a piece of fieldwork outside of the school site.

Key Stage 4

At GCSE students study the AQA A Geography course which is now 100% examination.  Students must sit two examinations on the content of our 3 year GCSE course including the following topics, Coasts, Challenge of resource management, rivers, the changing economic world and the challenge of natural hazards.  During the course students must also complete two pieces of fieldwork in the local area that will be assessed in a third examination at the end of Year 11.

 Key Stage 4 Courses Offered

Level 2 Qualification
Exam Board
Link to Website and specification
Geography AQA

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035

Extra Curricular Activities

The Geography department currently offers catch up and intervention to GCSE students on a Tuesday (Y11) and Thursday (Y9 and 10).

Useful Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/geography.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z2f3cdm – Bitesize revision guide

http://www.georesources.co.uk/ – resources for topics

http://www.geographyalltheway.com/ks3_geography.htm

http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

http://www.memrise.com/ – case study revision