WHAT WE STUDY:
Key Stage 3
In years 7 and 8 we deliver a rich foundation of varied topics embedded with key Geographical skills. The aim is to give our students a good understanding of the world we live in, how it has changed and continues to do so and what our role is as a global citizen. In addition to this, the Key Stage 3 curriculum provides the foundation of both knowledge and skills for the GCSE Geography course, which is one of the Humanities options when entering Year 9.
Key Stage 4
In years 9 – 11 we follow the AQA specification. This exciting course is based on a balanced framework of physical and human geography. It allows students to investigate the link between the two themes, and approach and examine the battles between the man-made and natural worlds. Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs). Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes. Students who complete the course will have the skills and experience to progress onto A-level and beyond.
Living with the physical environment
- Section A: The challenge of natural hazards
- Section B: The living world
- Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK
Challenges in the human environment
- Section A: Urban issues and challenges
- Section B: The changing economic world
- Section C: The challenge of resource management
Geographical applications and Geographical skills
- Section A: Issue evaluation
- Section B: Fieldwork