Geography is about the study of the world and the people, places and physical features which make each place unique. We are a dynamic subject as the world is always changing. Students enjoy that they can see Geography for themselves in the places they live and visit. We value curiosity, self-reflection and analytical skills in our students.
Key Stage 3
|Term||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|1||How varied is the natural world?||Winners and Losers of Globalisation||Prisoners of Geography|
|2||The world beneath our feet||Exploring the coast||Making space for 7 billion|
|3||Africa: Blessed or cursed?||The Development Gap||Our Melting World|
Students in KS3 are assessed regularly through a variety of activities in class together with a more formal assessment at the end of each topic. Assessments at KS3 are designed with the GCSE requirements in mind to help students begin to develop the skills needed for success at the end of Year 11.
Key Stage 4
|Term||Year 10||Year 11|
|1||Changing Cities||Weather Hazards|
|2||Coastal Landscape Development||Ecosystems|
Students in KS4 are working towards their GCSE in Geography. We follow Edexcel specification A.
Students sit three papers, one of which asks them to make a decision based on information new to them about a current world issue.
As a result all assessment throughout KS4 uses this model, often making use of past examination questions to expose students to what is expected of them at the end of the two year course.
Key Stage 5
|Term||Year 12||Year 13|
Students in KS5 are working towards there AS/A level in Geography. We follow the Edexcel specification. The course is examined by two examinations in Year 12. Each examination includes multiple-choice questions, open response questions, calculations and extended writing questions (in the form of 16 mark answers). If students continue to A level, then in Year 13, the course is examined with three further examinations, mostly requiring an extended written response. As a result all assessment throughout KS5 use this model, often making use of past examination questions to expose students to what is expected of them at the end of the two year course.
There are many excellent revision websites for Geography, and some of the best ones are: