Geography

Geography Department

Teacher

Position Held

Mr M Lewis

Head of Geography

Ms S Johnson

Humanities Teacher

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

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.   
 
Term Year 10 Year 11
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

 

Revision

5 & 6 Component 1: Global - urbanising world Exams

 

 

 

Geography Outside the Classroom