Geography

Year 7 Geography

The students start their geographical journey by building some of the core skills that will be built on throughout KS3. Pupils will be learning how to describe using geographical terms and building on their knowledge of places within the UK and around the world. OS map skills are introduced and will be used to identify areas of study.

Year 8 Geography

This year the student will build on the skills and understanding gained in year 7 and will become more confident geographers. Themes this year combine studies based in our home county with those throughout the UK and the wider world and include a blend of physical and human issues and their interaction.

Year 9 Geography

Students will begin their GCSE course by studying units from the Living with the Physical Environment section of the exam. The aims of this unit are to develop an understanding of the processes and forms associated with tectonic, geomorphological, biological and meteorological processes in different environments and the need for management strategies governed by sustainability and the effects of human interactions with the earth and atmosphere.

Year 10 Geography

Pupils will continue to study the new AQA geography syllabus which will be first examined in 2018. They will complete the last two topics for paper one, Tropical Rainforest and Hot Deserts and start the topics for paper two. Pupils will also spend two days out of school completing fieldwork which they will be examined on in paper three of the exam.

Year 11 Geography

Pupils continue to study the AQA GCSE Geography syllabus A, completing their Controlled Assessment which is worth 25% of their final grade and the final topic for paper two- Human Geography. They will then spend the remaining part of the year preparing for their final GCSE exams, revising work for the Physical and Human papers and honing their exam techniques.

Year 11 Practical Geography

Pupils continue to study the AQA GCSE Geography syllabus completing their controlled assessment and the final three topics for paper two- Human Geography. They will then spend the remaining part of the year preparing for their final GCSE exams, revising work for the Physical and Human papers and honing their exam techniques.