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Miss Faulkner

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.

At Key Stage 3 pupils will study a range of topics based on a key question.

In Year 7 these are:

  • Is Hull a City of Hope or Despair?

  • Equatorial Africa: Will they ever close the development gap?

  • Is the USA really the Land of Opportunity?

In Year 8 these are:

  • Is Asia’s Success Limitless?

  • Is South America the Poor Relation of the Americas?

  • Can anywhere become inhabitable?

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.

It is a subject that is constantly changing and one everybody can relate to all the time.”
— Miss Faulkner

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.