Welcome to Geography

In the Geography department we are passionate about our subject and we strive to create exciting, imaginative and inspiring experiences that support students in their Geographical learning. The study of Geography is a diverse and thrilling experience which is vital to young people today. It allows students to develop an excellent understanding of a wide range of factors which have shaped the world today, while also supporting a greater understanding of the world we live in today and developing empathy and understanding of the greater global community.

Staff

Name Role
Mr D. Briggs Head of Geography and Second in Humanities
Miss E McLelland Teacher of Geography

Key Stage 3

The Geography course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography course in Key Stage 4. Students cover a wide range of subjects which build the foundation for learning needed for a successful GCSE course such as key Geographical skills, and key themes in physical and human Geography. Students will also begin to practise the vital exam skills which are needed in the GCSE course such as questions which ask students to make an informed choice about a topic and justify their answer.

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Year 7 Introduction to Geography and Geographical Skills Population Rivers and the Water Cycle Country Project Climate Change Economic World
Year 8 Cities Ecosystems Natural Hazards Country Project Resource Management Urban Issues

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact:

Mrs N Parkin
Mr A Carruthers

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography

Living with the physical environment
  • 3.1.1 Section A: The challenge of natural hazards
  • 3.1.2 Section B: The living World
  • 3.1.3 Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK
Challenges in the Human Environment
  • 3.2.1 Section A: Urban issues and challenges
  • 3.2.2 Section B: The challenging economic world
  • 3.2.3 Section C:The Challenge of resource management
Geographical Applications
  • 3.3.1 Section A:Issue evaluation
  • 3.3.2 Section B: Field Work
Geographical Skills
  • 3.4 Geographical skills
Exam; Living with the Physical World (35%) Exam; Challenges in the Human Environment (35%) Exam; Geographical Applications (30%)
  • Written Exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology (SPaG))
  • Written Exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology (SPaG))
  • Written Exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 76 marks (including 6 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology (SPaG))
  • Pre-release resources booklet made available 12 weeks before Paper 3 exam
  • Please visit http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035 for further information.
    If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact:
    Mrs N Parkin
    Mr A Carruthers

    Enrichment Opportunities for Geography

    Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.