The Geography department aims to stimulate an interest in, and a sense of wonder about, places and strive to help young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world around them. We endeavour to explain where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. We aim to encourage questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives, now and in the future We constantly strive to inspire pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.
KEY STAGE 3
In Year 7 and 8 students follow an exciting, immersive and rigorous curriculum of Project Based Learning which incorporates all of the Humanities subjects including Geography, History and EPRE.
KEY STAGE 4
In Key stage 4 study a combination of core and optional topics which are delivered over a three year course following the EDUQAS GCSE Geography A qualification.
The aims of this qualification are that students will develop the ability to think ‘like a geographer’. They will develop four key skills: the ability to think creatively by posing questions; collect and record appropriate evidence, which will be analysed in class and independently; apply their geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to real world contexts.
This course is for people who like to use a range of skills and are interested in the world. Geographers are statistically the most easily employed group of students so this is a great course to prepare yong people for the future world of work.
Over the two years students study a variety of human and physical topics including: Coasts, Tectonics, Water and Carbon cycles, Changing Places, Global Governance and 21st Century Challenges
Also there is a fieldwork element and students will go on organised field trips which can be over a few days in a field centre.