Geography

Welcome

Welcome to the Geography page. Here you will find out everything you need to know about our department including what we teach and how we assess our pupils.


Aims & Objectives

The aim of the Geography department is to develop their awareness of the world around them and inspire pupils to make a difference. As a department we seek to equip our pupils with the necessary skills and tools to help them make sense of the world around them.

What are the aims of each area?

  • To develop the skills pupils need to help understand the world around them.
  • To develop an appreciation that Geography happens at a variety of scales – local, national and global.
  • To develop the pupils appreciation that they are part of an ever-increasing interconnected world and what their role could be.

Key Stage 3 - Years 7 & 8

What will our pupils study?

  • Passport To Geography
  • Local Geography Project
  • Around The World
  • Global Challenges
  • Restless Earth
  • Human Survival
  • Physical Survival
  • South Pacific
  • Tropical Rainforest

Curriculum Overview

How will our pupils be assessed?

Year 7 and Year 8 are assessed internally based on numerical levels from 4-7. This usually takes the form of an end of unit test. Assessment will focus on knowledge deployment and skills.

How have our KS3 pupils progressed so far?

Key Stage 3 Results - Geography
Levels 5 and above
2016
 
99%

Key Stage 4 - Years 9, 10 & 11

What will our pupils study?

The current Year 9 will follow the AQA GCSE course studying Human, Physical and Geographical skills.

  • Pupils in Years 10 and 11 study AQA A GCSE Geography.
  • The GCSE course builds upon the themes, ideas and skills developed at Key Stage 3.

Curriculum Overview

How will our pupils be assessed?

The current Year 9 and 10 will be examined by three examination papers and no coursework.

  • For the current Year 11 there are two exams in Geography which are worth 75% of the GCSE.
  • One exam in Human Geography and one exam in Physical Geography.
  • Controlled Assessment accounts for the final 25% and involves the collection of fieldwork data and written tasks in the classroom.

How have our KS4 pupils progressed so far?

Key Stage 4 Results - Geography
A* - C % pass rate
2016
 
61%

What can it lead to?

Geography is useful in all occupations, is part of the English Baccalaureate and can help with college and apprenticeship applications. Occupations where Geographical skills are important are:

  • Conservation Worker
  • Weather Forecaster
  • Teacher
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Surveyor
  • Armed Forces
  • Travel & Tourism

Accommodation & Resources

All Geography lessons are taught by specialist teachers, in well-equipped classrooms. All rooms have interactive whiteboards and laptops and ICT rooms can be booked by staff.


Summary

Pupils achieve well in Geography and it is a popular subject in the school. The topics studied encourage the pupils to take an active role in their learning. By the end of KS4 pupils have a deeper understanding of the world around them and how they are connected to the world around them.