Key Stage 3 Curriculum Outline
The Geography curriculum provides pupils with the opportunity to study a range of locations around the world, to understand how our landscape has been shaped and the influence that humans have on the world around us.
- In Year 7 pupils will study how urban areas are changing in rich and poor countries, levels of development, industry in contrasting areas and extreme weather.
- In Year 8 they will look at rainforest and desert landscapes, tectonics and the effect of water (rivers and coasts).
Key Stage 4 Curriculum Outline
At Key Stage 4 students opt to study Geography. They will study 6 key areas which cover a range of Physical and Human Geography. This is done over two hours per week.
- The Challenge of Natural Hazards
- The Living World
- Physical Landscapes in the UK
- Urban Issues and Challenges
- The Changing Economic World
- The Challenge of Resource Management
In addition pupils will take part in fieldwork in contrasting environments. This will be based around one of the six themes listed above and will be assessed on the third exam paper.
Future Opportunities and Pathways Post 16
- A Level Geography and beyond to University.
- The career possibilities include Meteorology, hazard & disaster management, urban planning, travel & tourism, GIS (eg. Google maps), International Relations (Foreign Office), education.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
As a faculty, we currently offer opportunities to carry out extra studies with our after school success zones. In addition we run a yearly, two day, trip for Year 8 to the Netherlands.