Key Stage 3
Students have 3 lessons of Geography per fortnight in Key Stage 3 and cover the following topics:
- Map skills
- What is an economy
- Weather an climate
- Earthquakes and volcanoes
In Year 9, students begin to cover the skills and content needed at KS4 including:
- The Middle East
- What is the future of the planet?
Key Stage 4
Students follow the Edexcel A syllabus. The content includes:
- The Physical Environment.
The changing landscapes of the UK (rivers and coasts), Weather hazards and climate change, Ecosystems, biodiversity and management.
- The Human Environment
Changing cities, Global development and Water resource management.
- Geographical investigations: Fieldwork and UK challenges.
Fieldwork: Students carry out two fieldwork days to include a physical and human environment. They will identify a key question, carry out the research and back this up with secondary data sources. The techniques used and the results will form part of the written examination.
UK challenges: Students are required to draw their knowledge and understanding of the physical and human characteristics of the UK studied during the course and use their geographical skills, to investigate a contemporary challenge for the UK.
Key Stage 4
Students follow the Edexcel A level syllabus
Fieldwork: A total of four days of fieldwork is carried out over the two years of study and this currently involves a residential fieldtrip.
- Tectonic processes
- Regenerating places
- A geographical investigation
- Water cycle and water insecurity
- Carbon cycle and energy insecurity
- Migration, identity and sovereignty
Mr J Myers – Head of Department
Mr T Andrews – Teacher of Geography and Head of Year
Mrs C Bull – Teacher of Geography
Miss K Guthrie – Teacher of Geography