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Geography

Teaching Staff

Subject Leader
Owen Roberts

Teachers
Victoria March
Cat Parry

Summary

(KS3 Curriculum information published January 2016 and is subject to change)

Key Stage 3 - Years 7, 8 (and 9)

The study of geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on students' own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.

Geographical enquiry encourages questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people's lives, now and in the future. fieldwork is an essential element of this. Students learn to think spatially and use maps, visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), to obtain, present and analyse information. Geography inspires students to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the plant.

In Year 7 your child will study:

  • Where in the world

  • Rivers

  • Brazil

  • Coasts

  • Weather

  • Fare Trade

In Year 8 your child will study:

  • China

  • The Seven Wonders of the Natural World

  • Ecosystems

  • Settlements

  • Migration

  • Natural Hazards

(In Year 9 your child will study:

  • Earth structure

  • Rich and Poor

  • Sport

  • Rising and falling temperatures

  • Tourism

  • Human Rights)

(KS4 Curriculum information published March 2017 and is subject to change)

Key Stage 4 - Years (9), 10 and 11

Geography is the study of where places are and what they are like. It looks at how people live in different parts of the world and how and why places change.

Year 8 Pack - Geography GCSE

Year 9 Pack - Geography GCSE

(KS5 Curriculum information published December 2016 and is subject to change)

Key Stage 5 - Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form)

At a time of growing concern about climate change, shrinking energy resources and global poverty, Geography is one of the most relevant courses you could choose to study. 

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