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The aims of the geography department are to make students aware of how people interact with their environment and to make them more responsible citizens. The department aims to: develop in the students a sense of place, encourage students to enquire about their surroundings and help students understand how their landscape has formed.

Key Stage 3

Years 7, 8 and 9

In year 7 students study a range of physical and human geography topics including map skills, rivers and coasts, life in extreme environments, work and population.
In year 8 the students study a range of physical and human geography topics including settlement, coasts, tourism and weather and climate. They also participate in a field trip to
In year 9 the students study a range topics including glaciation and hazards. In Year 9 we begin the GCSE course.
Field trips are arranged annually for the year group.

 

Key Stage 4

Year 10 and 11

AQA  Geography  specification  A (www.aqa.com)
Year 10 Units of study:
The Challenge of the Physical World: UK physical landscapes – rivers and coasts, ecosystems and tropical rainforests.
Year 11 Units of study:
The Challenge of the Human World: urban environments, changing economic world, the challenge of resource management.

 

Key Stage 5

Years 12 and 13

We follow the AQA A specification
There is a compulsory 4 day field trip in Year 12