Geography

Geography

Subject Overview

Geography is situated in A block.

The National Curriculum requires a high quality Geography education that equips 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.

The Geography teachers aim to inspire the students to use their knowledge, skills and understanding to take responsibility for the world around them, be constantly aware of global issues and embrace the key concepts of sustainability and interdependence.

Geography Staff

Mrs Ashurst Teacher of Geography
Mr Birkin Teacher of Humanities

KS3 Geography

At Key Stage 3 we teach four topic areas within each year group. Year 7 and 8 students have two lessons each week and Year 9 students have 3 lessons over two weeks. The content of the Key Stage 3 curriculum covers the subject knowledge and key skills required for the GCSE exams. This incorporates GCSE style assessments which allow the students to be fully prepared for their GCSE course.

KS4 Geography

At Key Stage 4 we follow the EDUQAS syllabus (Spec. B).  The course is carefully structured in order to ensure thorough coverage of the new syllabus (grades 1-9). Each theme is covered with a formative and summative assessment, alongside full paper assessments in the November and March of Year 11 in the mock examinations

“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future”

Michael Palin (writer and presenter)

“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”

Barack Obama (former president of the USA)