Head of Subject: Mrs K Fairclough
Geography enables our students to explain their place in our world, to know how it has been shaped and why it continues to change. It helps them understand their role in living in and looking after our world.
Our geography curriculum is designed to develop student curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them throughout their lives. Learners will investigate a range of places, both in Britain and abroad to help develop knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We aim to give our learners strong geographical knowledge, good enquiry skills, the ability to use a range of maps, the skills to collect and analyse data and the ability to communicate information in a variety of ways. We would like our students to have a love of geographical learning, gaining knowledge and skills through high quality teaching both inside and outside the classroom. As the future generation responsible for our planet, we would like students to have a sense of respect for the world.
Overview of the Geography Curriculum
GCSE Exam Board Specifications
The specification code for GCSE Geography is 8035 Geography AQA. Click here for the link to the AQA specification.
Enrichment and Additional Learning Opportunities
KS3 students have the opportunity to take part in Geography trips and fieldwork.
Homework support is available for all Geography students.
At KS4, students will take part in two fieldwork activity days, to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge which will need to be applied in the exam.
In Y11, students have the opportunity to attend regular revision classes and they receive intervention before their examinations.
The department runs the school’s Geo explorers club and all students are welcome to join the club.
Humanities in the News club takes place every Friday at lunchtime, which allows students to learn more about the world while exploring current events that link to history, R.E and geography.