A thematic approach is used to teach the pupils about the Earth's environment, the processes which shape it, and the interaction of man with his environment.
Carefully selected examples and case studies are used to illustrate the main geographical concepts which recur with increasing complexity as the pupils mature and become more aware of their local, national and global environments. Emphasis is put on the ever-changing state of our World and we study it through classwork and fieldwork within the context of the National Curriculum, GCSE and GCE examinations.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3, pupils study the following topics
- Map skills
- Weather and climate
- River Landforms
- Primary, secondary and tertiary industries
- Environmental concerns
- Natural Hazards
Key Stage 4
Pupils follow the AQA GCSE Geography Syllabus A. This involves three units:
Unit 1 - Physical Geography: three topics are studied from: Restless Earth, Water on the Land, Ice on the Land and Living World
Unit 2 - Human Geography: three topics are studied from Population Change, Changing Urban Environments, Tourism and Development.
Unit 3 - Controlled assessment/Local fieldwork Investigation plus the option of a long weekend in Barcelona
To see the AQA GCSE Geography Syllabus A, please click HERE.
- Mr T Smith (Head of Department)
- Mrs R Parkinson
- Miss K Hodgkinson
- Mr O Pellet
- Mr J Gerrard