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Faculty Introduction:

“Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students’ global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.”

The department aims to provide a stimulating and rewarding geographical experience for all, and helps students become thoughtful geographers and independent thinkers. We see our key objectives as:

  1. To help students to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
  2. To introduce students to geographical enquiry and develop problem-solving and investigative skills.
  3. To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and other countries and the relationships between them which will help them to develop their own informed opinions and attitudes.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

How well do you know the area you live in?

  • What is Geography?
  • Geographical Skills

Why is geography important to me?

  • Geographical Skills
  • UK
  • Africa

What does the future hold for different environments?

  • Ecosystems
  • Coasts (fieldtrip)

In all our Geography courses there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork, both close to home and further a field. We feel that fieldwork opportunities are an essential part of a student’s geographical education.

Assessment:

Students will be assessed through two assessments each term, one of which will be based upon their knowledge and understanding of geographical processes and concepts; the other around a problem solving exercise.

Homework:

Homework is set once a week and students are usually given one week to complete it. It is marked in agreement with the school’s feedback policy.

In addition, some of the topic areas provide opportunities for longer homework projects to be set and often involves making models or completing practical activities over the space of the half term.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

The Year 7 fieldtrip is currently to a coastal location, although this is subject to change.


Faculty Introduction:

“Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students’ global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.”

The department aims to provide a stimulating and rewarding geographical experience for all, and helps students become thoughtful geographers and independent thinkers. We see our key objectives as:

  1. To help students to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
  2. To introduce students to geographical enquiry and develop problem-solving and investigative skills.
  3. To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and other countries and the relationships between them which will help them to develop their own informed opinions and attitudes.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

How well do we know the world we live in?

  • Population
  • Urbanisation

Why is Geography important for the world around us?

  • Development
  • Globalisation

What does the future hold for the planets water supply?

  • Weather and Climate
  • Rivers and Flooding (fieldtrip)

In all our Geography courses there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork, both close to home and further a field. We feel that fieldwork opportunities are an essential part of a student’s geographical education.

Assessment:

Students will be assessed through two assessments each term, one of which will be based upon their knowledge and understanding of geographical processes and concepts; the other around a problem solving exercise.

Homework:

Homework is set once a week and students are usually given one week to complete it. It is marked in agreement with the school’s feedback policy.

In addition, some of the topic areas provide opportunities for longer homework projects to be set and often involves making models or completing practical activities over the space of the half term.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

The Year 8 fieldtrip is currently to a river, although this is subject to change.


Faculty Introduction:

“Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students’ global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.”

The department aims to provide a stimulating and rewarding geographical experience for all, and helps students become thoughtful geographers and independent thinkers. We see our key objectives as:

  1. To help students to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
  2. To introduce students to geographical enquiry and develop problem-solving and investigative skills.
  3. To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and other countries and the relationships between them which will help them to develop their own informed opinions and attitudes.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

How well do we know our planet?

  • Hazards
  • Glaciation

Why is Geography important for the future?

  • Resources and Energy
  • Climate Change

What does the future hold for global economic activity?

  • Tourism (fieldtrip)

In all our Geography courses there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork, both close to home and further a field. We feel that fieldwork opportunities are an essential part of a student’s geographical education.

Assessment:

Students will be assessed through two assessments each term, one of which will be based upon their knowledge and understanding of geographical processes and concepts; the other around a problem solving exercise.

Homework:

Homework is set once a week and students are usually given one week to complete it. It is marked in agreement with the school’s feedback policy.

In addition, some of the topic areas provide opportunities for longer homework projects to be set and often involves making models or completing practical activities over the space of the half term.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

The Year 9 fieldtrip is currently to Ironbridge and involves investigating tourism, although this is subject to change.


Faculty Introduction:

“Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students’ global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.”

The department aims to provide a stimulating and rewarding geographical experience for all, and helps students become thoughtful geographers and independent thinkers. We see our key objectives as:

  1. To help students to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
  2. To introduce students to geographical enquiry and develop problem-solving and investigative skills.
  3. To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and other countries and the relationships between them which will help them to develop their own informed opinions and attitudes.

Geography is a flexible subject about the real world outside the classroom. It integrates many other subject areas such as Biology, Sociology, Economics, History, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Information Technology. Geography assists the development of many job relevant skills and it is also a "living" subject happening everywhere, and a successful medium for investigating the past, present and future. Geography can lead to a wide and varied number of careers and broaden your understanding of the world, its environments and its peoples.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

How will I be taught?

Students are taught in mixed ability groups. They receive 5 lessons over two weeks. Homework is set twice a week from a variety of tasks including research, extended writing and geographical skills.

What will I study?

At GCSE students follow the Eduqas B Specification. The course consists of the following units:

    Theme 1: Changing places, changing economies

  • This unit covers inequalities in urban areas, changes to the urban environment and the interaction between urban and rural areas.
  • Theme 2: Changing Environments

  • This unit covers weather and climate, coasts and the global issue of climate change.
  • Theme 3: Environmental Challenges

  • This unit covers ecosystems and water management.

In all our Geography courses there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork, both close to home and further a field. We feel that fieldwork opportunities are an essential part of a student’s geographical education.

Assessment:

  • Paper 1: Investigating Geographical Issues (1 hour 45 minutes).
  • Paper 2: Problem Solving Geography (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Paper 3: Applied fieldwork enquiry (1 hour 30 minutes)

Homework:

Homework is set once a week and it is marked in agreement with the school’s feedback policy. It will often involve completion of past exam questions and papers. In addition, in Year 11 revision tasks will also be set.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

The Year 10 fieldtrip is subject to change each year as it is dependent on the exam board’s controlled assessment titles. Past visits have included Northampton town centre, Abington Park, Ironbridge and Bourton-on-the-Water. It is a compulsory element to the course as students are assessed on the fieldwork in their third exam paper.


Faculty Introduction:

“Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students’ global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.”

The department aims to provide a stimulating and rewarding geographical experience for all, and helps students become thoughtful geographers and independent thinkers. We see our key objectives as:

  1. To help students to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
  2. To introduce students to geographical enquiry and develop problem-solving and investigative skills.
  3. To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and other countries and the relationships between them which will help them to develop their own informed opinions and attitudes.

Geography is a flexible subject about the real world outside the classroom. It integrates many other subject areas such as Biology, Sociology, Economics, History, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Information Technology. Geography assists the development of many job relevant skills and it is also a "living" subject happening everywhere, and a successful medium for investigating the past, present and future. Geography can lead to a wide and varied number of careers and broaden your understanding of the world, its environments and its peoples.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

How will I be taught?

Students are taught in mixed ability groups. They receive 5 lessons over two weeks. Homework is set twice a week from a variety of tasks including research, extended writing and geographical skills.

What will I study?

At GCSE students follow the WJEC B Specification. The course consists of the following units:

    Theme 1: Challenges of living in a built environment

  • This unit covers inequalities in urban areas, changes to the urban environment and the interaction between urban and rural areas.

    Theme 2: People and the natural world interactions

  • This unit covers weather and climate, ecosystems and the global issue of acid rain.
  • Theme 3: People, Work and Development

  • This unit covers employment, development, trade and aid, economic activity and the environment.

In all our Geography courses there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork, both close to home and further a field. We feel that fieldwork opportunities are an essential part of a student’s geographical education.

Assessment:

  • The fieldwork enquiry accounts for 25% of the final grade.
  • Paper 1: Challenges and interactions in Geography (1 hour).
  • Paper 2: Development and problem solving Geography (2 hours)

Homework:

Homework is set once a week and it is marked in agreement with the school’s feedback policy. It will often involve completion of past exam questions and papers. In addition, in Year 11 revision tasks will also be set.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

The Year 10 fieldtrip is subject to change each year as it is dependent on the exam board’s controlled assessment titles. Past visits have included Northampton town centre, Abington Park, Ironbridge and Bourton-on-the-Water.


Faculty Introduction:

“Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students’ global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.”

The department aims to provide a stimulating and rewarding geographical experience for all, and helps students become thoughtful geographers and independent thinkers. We see our key objectives as:

  1. To help students to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
  2. To introduce students to geographical enquiry and develop problem-solving and investigative skills.
  3. To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and other countries and the relationships between them which will help them to develop their own informed opinions and attitudes.

Geography is a flexible subject about the real world outside the classroom. It integrates many other subject areas such as Biology, Sociology, Economics, History, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Information Technology. Geography assists the development of many job relevant skills and it is also a "living" subject happening everywhere, and a successful medium for investigating the past, present and future. Geography can lead to a wide and varied number of careers and broaden your understanding of the world, its environments and its peoples.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

At AS and A2, students follow the AQA Specification, which builds on previous experience but also has a progressive and contemporary edge that builds students’ knowledge and understanding whilst also providing them with essential skills regardless of their future pathways.

The course consists of the following units:

AS / Year 12

Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography

  • Rivers, floods and management
  • Coastal environments
  • Global population change
  • Food Supply Issues

Unit 2: Applied Geography

  • Basic, investigative, ICT, graphical, cartographical and statistical skills Research skills

A2 / Year 13

  • Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues
  • Unit 4a: Geography Fieldwork Investigation

In all our Geography courses there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork, both close to home and further afield. We feel that fieldwork opportunities are an essential part of a student’s geographical education.

Assessment:

AS

  • Geog 1: Physical and human Geography (2 hour exam)
  • Geog 2: Geographical skills (1 hour exam)

A2

  • Geog 3: Contemporary geographical issues (2 hours 30 min exam)
  • Geog 4A: Geographical fieldwork investigation (1 hour 30 min exam)

Homework:

Homework is set once a week and it is marked in agreement with the school’s feedback policy. It will often involve completion of past exam questions and papers. In addition, revision tasks will also be set.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

The fieldtrips are subject to change each year as it is dependent on the exam board’s controlled assessment titles; however, past visits have included the River Ashes Hollow in Shropshire and Holme Dunes on the North Norfolk coast.

Last updated: 23 Feb 2017