The geography courses studied encompass both human and physical geography. Geography teaching in the school aims to develop the students’ understanding of the world around them and enable students to consider interactions between both the physical and human element of geography. Key geographical skills are developed over the key stages including: map skills, interpretation of resources, diagrams and graphs. These skills are also transferable to other lessons and these links are made explicit within lessons.
Key Stage 3
At KS3, students cover a variety of topics during their four cyclical lessons to help them to develop their skills. Topics covered are varied and include: globalisation, a synoptic study of Africa, rivers and weather systems.
Key Stage 4
At KS4, students will sit three exams at the end of Year 11. Students attend two field trip days as part of the course. They will develop their exam technique and how to apply their knowledge throughout the course. Units studied include weather hazards and climate change, resource management and global development as well as a synoptic unit looking at the challenges facing the UK.
Key Stage 5
In the Sixth Form students further develop geographical skills and extend their knowledge. They are assessed at the end of year 13, sitting three exams. As well as this students complete an independent investigation on a topic of their choice. Units studied cover human and physical elements of Geography and include: tectonic processes and hazards, diverse places and superpowers.
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