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.


Curriculum Intent

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 - Curriculum Implementation

What will our pupils study?

  • What is Geography?
  • - Local geography project
  • - What is Britishness?
  • - Around the world
  • - South Pacific
  • - Restless Earth
  • - Middle East
  • - Tropical Rainforest
  • - Survival

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.

Key Stage 4 - Curriculum Implementation

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 11 pupils will be examined by three examination papers and no coursework.

How have our KS4 pupils progressed so far?


2018
2019
4+ “standard” pass
54%
56%
5+ “strong” pass
36%
72%

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

Geography forms part of the Humanities Faculty. The faculty occupies eight rooms and we have recently moved into a brand new state of the art building. Each room is fitted with an interactive touchscreen, access to the internet and the facility to play DVDs. The faculty is well resourced with a range of textbooks and DVDs. We also have use of a suite of laptop computers available.


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.