Mr M Lewis
Head of Geography
Ms S Johnson
Whatever your passion for the world- fascination with landscapes or concerns about inequality- Geography will provide you with knowledge and transferable skills that will reward you personally and advance you professionally.
Dr Rita Gardner, Director of the Royal Geographical Society.
The study of Geography at KS3 and KS4 will allow you to investigate the earth and its people.
You will study a range of diverse features of the earth such as coastal areas, urban environments, natural hazards, extreme environments, mountains, rivers and seas.
You will become an expert at map reading, problem solving, creative thinking, data collection and the use of ICT.
You will equally develop your teamwork as well as your independent enquiry skills and acquire an in-depth understanding of current events from the local to the national and global level. You will gain an understanding of the cultures and backgrounds of people globally.
In short, geography is up-to-date and relevant as well as an exciting and valuable adventure!
Key Stage 3
There has never been a better or more important time to study Geography. With growing interest in issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion, geography is one the most relevant courses you could chose to study. Geographers are also highly employable.
||Weather & climate
||Fieldwork: the water cycle
||Fieldwork: local study area
||Population & migration
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 students follow the Edexcel B syllabus which offers a wide range of topics which are outlined below. More details can be found by clicking the link below.
Geography 2016 brochure
Students of GCSE geography enter the world beyond school as socially and environmenally responsible young people, open-minded and able to think creatively and critically. Students of geography are sought after by employers for their understsanding and appreciation of different people, places and processes. There are three components to GCSE geography i.e. global geography, UK geography (human & physical) and geographical investigations: fieldwork and geographical decision making.
Assessment comes in the form of three written examinations, all completed at the end of the course in the summer exam season. These assessments combine to measure all aspects of the syllabus, as well as the application of knowledge gained in a decision making exercise.
|1 & 2
||Component 1: Global - hazardous earth
Component 2: UK's evolving physical landscape
|3 & 4
||Component 1: Global - development dynamics
Component 3: People and environment issues
|5 & 6
||Component 1: Global - urbanising world
Geography Outside the Classroom
We believe it is essential to allow pupils the opportunity to learn outside the classroom. By conducting fieldwork and investigations, along with relevant curriculum based trips we hope to develop geographers that can enquire and investigate the world around them building the skills needed at KS4 and beyond.