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Geography enables students to develop an understanding of

  • the places and communities in which we live and work
  • our natural environments and the pressures they face
  • the interconnectedness of the world and communities within it
  • how and why the world is changing, both globally and locally, and how our actions contribute to these changes

Across their studies, students will develop key geographical skills such as interpreting maps, analysis of data and enquiry skills.

Key Stage 3

At KS3 students study a range of physical and human geography topics. They develop an understanding of key geographical processes and pressures and how these interact to create distinctive environments. Students are encouraged to reflect on the impact that people have on the world and to consider ways in which people can live more sustainably. A variety of places are studied including countries and cities within Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The intent is to inspire in students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Geography

Edexcel Geography B 1GEO

Students study the following units:

Paper 1:                                                               Paper 2:

Hazardous Earth                                                The UK's evolving physical landscape       

Development Dynamics                                   The UK’s evolving human landscape

Challenges of an Urbanising World                Geographical Investigations

Paper 3:

People and the biosphere

Forests under threat

Consuming energy resources.

Fieldwork is an integral part of the GCSE Geography course and students will undertake at least two days of fieldwork to investigate physical and human environments.

Edexcel GCES Geography B 1GEO

Key Stage 5

A Level Geography

Edexcel Geography 9GEO

Students build on the topics and knowledge introduced at KS4 at greater depth. These units are assessed with three exams at the end of the two-year course. The A Level geography course is engaging and relevant with pertinent links to many other subjects. Geography is often seen as a bridging subject that links sciences and humanities subjects.

Paper 1:

Tectonic processes and hazards

Coastal landscapes and change or Glaciated landscapes and change

The water cycle and water insecurity

The carbon cycle and energy security

Paper 2:

Globalisation

Diverse places or Regenerating places

Superpowers

Migration, identity and sovereignty or Health, human rights and intervention

Coursework:

Students also undertake an independent investigation into a geographical issue of their choice which makes up 20% of their final grade. They will undertake four days of fieldwork over the course.

Edexcel GCE Geography 9GEO

Extra-Curricular

Geography students are encouraged to become part of the Eco Team which works collaboratively to raise awareness of environmental issues throughout the school and the local community. 

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Geography Learning Journey 06th Jun 2023 Download
Year 7 Geography POS 06th Jun 2023 Download
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