Geography

Geography has never been more important in making our students understand an ever changing world. The subject helps show the natural and human processes that have shaped our plant in the past, present and most importantly, the future.  As students will be moving in a globalised society, it is important that they appreciate the social, economic and environmental challenges that will need to be addressed in our modern interconnected world.  The department vision is to help students realise that if they are interested in the world, they are interested in Geography.

The Department has two full-time teachers and two part-time members.  The team are experienced, dynamic and committed to helping all students fulfil their potential at all levels.  The Department aims for give a broad and excellent awareness into our changing world not only in the classroom, but with fieldwork and trips in all key stages, including using the local environments, Neetlecombe Court and Oxford University.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 – Places and Skills, Africa, Horn of Africa, Coasts, Urbanisation, Tectonics

Year 8 – Water Supply, Rivers and Flooding, Our Warming Planet, Population, Asia and Southwest China

Key Stage 4

GCSE/GCSE Equivalent

GCSE Geography (Exam Board: AQA)

Topics covered:

Unit 1 Living with the physical environment

Natural Hazards (Tectonics hazards, Weather hazards)

Climate change

Tropical rainforests

Hot deserts

Cold environments

UK landscapes (Coastal landscapes, River landscapes)

Unit 2 – Challenges in the human environment

The urban world

Urban change in the UK

Sustainable urban management

The development gap

Nigeria: a Newly Emerging Economy

The changing UK economy

Resources management

Water management

Unit 3

Issue evaluation

Fieldwork

Geographical skills

Key Stage 5

Students follow the AQA A Level Geography syllabus and study the following topics: 

 

Part 1 Physical Geography 

 

Water and carbon cycles 

 

Coastal systems 

 

Hazards 

 

Part 2 Human Geography 

 

Global systems and global governance 

 

Changing Places 

 

Population and the environment 

Part 3 – Skills and fieldwork investigation 

 

Department Staff (Geography)

Mr Jacob (Assistant Curriculum Leader of Humanities - Geography
Mr Casserley – Geography teacher
Mr McGregor - Humanities teacher
Mr Worth – Humanities teacher
Mrs Dyas – Humanities teacher

 

Useful Websites

BBC Bitesize

Revision world

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Royal Geographical Society

Physics and maths tutor