Geography

The department aims to engender an interest in the world and its people and promotes positive attitudes towards global citizenship.

Learning outcomes

  • At Key Stage 3 students study a range of topic-based units that cover both physical and human elements of Geography. Examples include rivers, population, coasts, tourism and glaciation.
  • At Key Stage 4 students study the AQA A syllabus which builds upon and extends the skills and knowledgefrom Key Stage 3. There is a physical and human exam paper and controlled assessment worth 25%.

Teaching methods

Students learn using a variety of methods and resources - the internet DVDs, enquiries,group work and even Play-doh! Homework is set approximately every other lesson and ICT is used extensively in reseach and in the presentation of work.

Fieldwork 

The department is always looking for fieldwork opportunities at local, national and international scales. Recent visits have included Morocco, Exmoor and the River of Life Project on the Thames.
Watch this space!

Course Maps

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