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Geography

Geography

Department Staff

Miss Blayney Head of Department
Mr Caffrey Assistant Headteacher, Head of Travel & Tourism
Miss Devereux Head of Year, Teacher of Geography
Miss Humphries Teacher of Geography
Miss Loader Teacher of Geography
Mrs Triptree Deputy Headteacher


Our Aim

Our aim is to give you the knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to achieve your best and more! Geography is an exciting and practical subject which stretches your horizons.

It is classified as a Science and Art subject so links to a whole range of other subjects.

Geography is recognised by employers as a subject that prepares you well for the world of work and by universities as a subject which produces young people who can think clearly to solve problems.

Welcome to your world! Choose life, choose Geography!

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

The topics you will cover are:

Year 7

  • Map & Atlas skills and a research project on a country of your choice in Asia.
  • Settlement.
  • The West Midlands region and the development of HS2.
  • Crime
  • Africa and Farming in Kenya

Year 8

  • Weather and Climate
  • Population
  • Globalisation
  • Russia
  • Rivers and Flooding (including Fieldwork)

Year 9

  • Natural hazards – volcanoes and earthquakes. You research a hazard of your choice.
  • Global issues and their impact on our planet. Group work on Antarctica.
  • Coastal features and management.
  • Energy and Water
  • Demand for Food
  • Glaciation and Antarctica

Key Stage 4

Students study the AQA Exam Board’s GCSE Geography Specification A (9032).
Specification A highlights the critical importance of geography for understanding the world and for stimulating an interest in places. It will inspire students to become global citizens by exploring their place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people and to the environment. More details of the specification can be found at www.aqa.org.uk. Here, past examinations can be downloaded for practice to fully prepare for the exams.

The topics studied are:

Unit 1 (written examination 1 hour 30 minutes, 37.5% of the total marks)

Water on The Land (Rivers), Restless Earth (Volcanoes and Earthquakes) and The Coastal Zone.

Unit 2 (written examination 1 hour 30 minutes, 37.5% of the total marks)

Globalisation, Population Change and Tourism.

The Controlled Assessment project is worth 25% of the total marks and is linked to a day of fieldwork.

Key Stage 5

Year 12 (AS level)

GEOG1: Physical and Human Geography

  • Population Change
  • Energy Issues
  • Rivers Floods and Management
  • Cold Environments

GEOG2: Geographical Skills

  • Skills include Fieldwork, cartographical and statistical skills.

Year 13 (A2 Level)

GEOG3: Human and Physical Geography “Challenges & Change”

  • Plate Tectonics
  • World Cities
  • Globalisation & Development

GEO4B: Fieldwork based with an “Advance Information Booklet”

  • Working with the advance information booklet to answer questions in the examination.
  • Fieldwork based examination questions.
  • Questions on examples of other student’s fieldwork.
  • Evaluation of “real world” project.