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Geography

Geography

Geography aims to inspire student’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Geography will equip students with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

As students’ progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.  Students will develop the ability to look at many different issues objectively allowing for discussion to develop balanced conclusions based on facts and a range of opinions.

I study geography as it will open up many doors for me in the future and help me in other areas such as sciences, languages and politics.
Year 11 student

Year 7

Learning outcomes

Year 7 focuses on developing a range of core geographical skills whilst fostering a passion for the subject. The curriculum is designed to bridge the gap between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 with students exploring key concepts in a range of different human and physical environments.

Topics taught

  • What is Geography
  • UK, Europe and World locations
  • Weather and Climate – Microclimate enquiry
  • Geographical Skills – map skills
  • Survival Island
  • Ecosystems
  • Resources

Year 8

Learning outcomes

Year 8 develops students’ geographical thinking and command word skills which are needed at Key Stage 4. Students apply key concepts such descriptions, explanation and evaluating, as well as the interrelationship between human and physical landscapes.

Topics taught

  • The Spread of Wealth
  • Country Case Studies – China and India
  • Earth Processes and Rocks
  • Coasts
  • Rivers
  • Glaciation
  • Growth of Cities

Year 9

Learning outcomes

Year 9 students start to build towards the skills needed for GCSE with continued practice towards command words such as assess and discuss.  The content covers different aspects of geography to allow students to make their own choices and decisions.

Topics taught

  • Tourism
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Climatic Hazards including Climate Change

Year 10

 

Learning outcomes

Year 10 is specifically designed to meet the curriculum needs of the EDEXCEL A GCSE specification focusing on developing depth and breadth of curriculum content as well as analysis and application of knowledge.

Topics taught

  • Rocks and Landscapes
  • Rivers
  • Coasts
  • Weather and Climate
  • Ecosystems
  • Physical Field Work

Year 11

 

Learning outcomes

Year 11 continues to review and embed previous knowledge from the EDEXCEL A GCSE specification, whilst developing new curriculum content in depth. The curriculum content will continue to focus on developing depth and breadth as well as analysis and application of knowledge.

Topics taught

  • Changing Cities
  • Urban Fieldwork
  • Development
  • Resource Management – including energy resources
  • UK Challenges
Geographers have allowed us to better understand the earth and why what many of us take for granted happens allowing us to continue to live our lives.
Year 11 student