In Geography you will learn the skills required in year 7, 8 and 9 are an understanding of local, regional and global place. Students will develop map skills, to know where places are and knowledge and awareness about the geography of the UK, as well as being aware of Global issues, students should become global citizens with an awareness of global issues and place.
We study topics as diverse as map skills, natural hazards, development, population and migration, rivers and coasts and endangered environments.
At Key stage 3 we will learn about a broad and varied range of countries and places including countries in Africa such as Nigeria and Ghana, Countries around the world such as Brazil, China, India and countries in Europe such as the UK, Italy and France.
At key stage 4 we study AQA Geography; the course allows pupils to actively engage in the process of geography to develop as effective and independent learners, as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.
Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and appreciate the relevance of these concepts to our changing world developing a framework of spatial awareness in which to appreciate the importance of the location of places and environments from local to global.
Through the course students will learn to appreciate the differences and similarities between people’s views of the world, its environments, societies and cultures understand the significance of values and attitudes to the development and resolution of issues. This will help develop their responsibilities as global citizens and recognise how they can contribute to a future that is sustainable and inclusive.
At Key stage 5 we study Edexcel Geography; our aims are to develop knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts, and the application of case study material to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of key global issues. We learn about globalisation, regenerating places, coasts and tectonic processes and hazards in year 12. Then in year 13 we learn about the water cycle and water insecurity, the carbon cycle and energy security, superpowers and health, human rights and intervention.
Mr A Clare - Head of Geography
Mr A Gyves - Geography Teacher
Ms Le Gars - Geography Teacher