Geography

 

Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes that shape them and the people who live in them. It helps students to make sense of their surroundings and the wider world.

At KS3 students will consolidate and extend their knowledge of the world's major countries and their physical and human features.  They will understand how geographical processes interact to create distinctive human and Physical landscapes that change over time.  In doing so, they will acquire and develop georgraphical skills in analysing and interpreting different data sources.  Students will extend their locational knowledge and deepen their spatial awareness of the world's countries, using maps fo the world to focus on Africa, Russia, Asia (including China and India), and the Middle East, focusing on their environmental regions, including polar and hot deserts, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities.  There will also be opportunities to udnerstand geographical similarities, differences and linnks between places through the study of the human and physical geography.  Students will build their knowledge of gloves, maps and atlases, and apply and develop this knowledge routinely in the classroomand in the field.  the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to view, analyse and interpret places and data will be developed.

At GCSE we follow the AQA A course.

The Geography Department aims to:

Build an extraordinary learning community that goes beyond the curriculum.
Foster a spirit of enquiry and continual improvement.
Draw on the rich variety of experience and views to support teaching and learning.
Nurture links with other schools and departments locally, nationally and globally.

For students, we seek to engender:

Knowledge and understanding of the planet Earth and its peoples.
Lasting awareness of the world around us.
Sensitivity and empathy towards all others.
Tolerance and independent thinking.
Preparedness for an active citizen’s role in a changing world.

The department has achieved the Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) from the Geographical Association.

Recently the Geography Department was given a very thorough two day OFSTED inspection with all aspects of the Department including teaching and learning, student achievement and Departmental leadership, all being judged 'good'.

It should be noted that Geography forms part of the English Baccalaureate.

Independent learning opportunities for Geography students

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