Geography


Our aim in the geography department is to encourage the innate curiosity in all pupils that drives them to find out more about the world they live in and ask questions about why things happen.  We do this through investigating a range of topics that cover issues that are relevant to pupils lives.

Key Stage 3

At key stage 3 pupils will explore a range of different environments through the different lenses of human and physical geography.  Pupils consider how geography affects people in both the UK and in other countries and are given the understanding to ask geographical questions about people and places and the skills to help them find out their own answers. The key stage 3 course is designed to prepare pupils for their further study at GCSE and beyond.

Year 7

Topic 1- What is geography? / Our island home

Topic 2- Settlement

Topic 3- Rivers and flooding

Topic 4- Protected environments

Topic 5- Restless Earth

Topic 6- Food for thought

Year 8

Topic 1- Weather and climate

Topic 2- A world of difference (Ecosystems)

Topic 3- Coastal change

Topic 4- Development and Fashion

Topic 5- Glaciation

Topic 6- Australia

The best way pupils can find out more about the world they live in is to go out and explore it.  This doesn’t have to mean costly excursions- there are some excellent and relevant local examples of human and physical geography. Even when you are sitting in traffic because of flooding on Water Lane, you are experiencing geography in action.

There are some excellent online resources which will help pupils to complete their homework and generally find out more about the world, these include:

BBC Bitesize- http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrw76sg

BBC News website- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

NASA website- http://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/weather-and-climate/

Grade Descriptions

For Key Stage 4 options information, please click here.