Geography

Geography is all about the world in which we live and on which we depend. Landscapes, peoples, places and our fragile planet are all linked together. Geography gives us a clear understanding of how all of these things exist together for the benefit of every living thing.

The teachers here clearly understand how important it is that young people understand how learning through Geography is a magnificent way of fostering environmental responsibility, sustainable development and cultural awareness. 
It is the philosophy of our department to ensure that students enjoy Geography and we use a variety of teaching methods and resources to bring the planet into our classrooms. We are lucky that we are teaching a subject that changes every day, a volcano may erupt, a tsunami may strike or a city may grow in size. All of these things are relevant in young people’s lives and we are able to bring this up to date knowledge and understanding into geography lessons.

Course Information

YEAR 7

Term 1: Making Connections Term 2: Global Destinations Term 3: Water World Term 4: Water World Term 5: Danger, Danger Term 6: Global Futures

YEAR 8

Term 1: Fair Trade Fashion Term 2: Wild Weather Term 3: Climate Challenge Term 4: People: People: People Term 5: City Limits Term 6: Countryside Conflict

GCSE Course

YEAR 9

Paper 1: Physical Geography: three units are covered in Year 9: (i) Restless Earth, (ii) Rocks, Resources and Scenery and (iii) The Coastal Zone.

All these units are assessed when completed.

In Year 9 students also complete a Field Trip to support the completion of the Controlled Assessment.

The Controlled Assessment begins in Term 6 of Year 9 and continues into Terms 1 and 2 of Year 10.

Year 9 internal examination assessment.

YEAR 10

Completion of the Mock Controlled Assessment.

Paper 2: Human Geography: three units are covered in Year 10: (i) Population, (ii) Development Gap and (iii) Globalisation.

All these units are assessed when completed.

Year 10 Field Trip: Coastal Walk:  Comparison between soft and hard engineering coastal management.

YEAR 11 – Cohort 2016 and 2017

Completion of that year’s submission Controlled Assessment.

Physical Geography units to be covered:  i) Restless Earth, (ii) Rocks, Resources and Scenery and (iii) The Coastal Zone.

Revision tasks and practice questions to be covered.

Human Geography units to be covered: (i) Population, (ii) Development Gap and (iii) Globalisation.

Revision tasks and practice questions to be covered.

These units for Paper 1 and Paper 2 of will be assessed in the internal Mock Examinations in December.

YEAR 11 – Cohort 2018

The new draft AQA Examination Board will be finalised this year. The draft specification is available on the AQA Website. Papers 1 and 2 are very similar to the previous specification and are assessed by each having an examination of 1 hour 30 minutes. Paper 3 replaces the Controlled Assessment and becomes a 1 hour paper which assesses Geographical Applications.

Useful Links

Students should make use of these links to help them with their Geography work.

GCSE Bitesize Geography

National Geographic Website

Wikipedia's take on Geography

Google Earth

Juicy Geography

Learn Geography on the Internet

Geography Quiz

Fact Monster