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Geography

Iow field trip field trip

Geography is the study of our Planet. How we interact with it and how it interacts with us. By looking at the world in which we live in we can understand the interconnections between people and nature. By understanding these connections we can make informed decisions which will shape our future.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” Native American Proverb.

During Key Stage three students are encouraged to investigate what is happening in the changing world around them by studying a wide range of topics including fantastic places, impossible places, rivers, coasts, mega cities, slums and sustainability. It is a dynamic and challenging course that encourages students to develop their geographical knowledge and understanding as well as the ability to think critically and independently.

Key Stage three is enquiry lead allowing students to develop their own thoughts and reasons on topics. The ability to use evidence and explain this detail is important to reaching the highest levels at Key Stage three.

At Key Stage three, students are set regular research and enquiry tasks as homework. As well as helping students embed what they have learnt it allows them to spend time researching aspects of the topics they have found particularly interesting. Fieldwork is an important part of Geography as it allows students to experience their learning as well as developing field skills.

In October thirty students will have the opportunity to visit Iceland. This will be a once in a life time trip aimed to inspire awe and wonder of our world. We have an action packed itinerary and whilst we are there we will go whale watching and visit the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

Students are actively encouraged to engage with the wider Geography community and get involved in both national and local competitions.

Geography is a popular and successful subject at KS4. We follow the AQA Geography B specification. The course is excellent as it delivers cutting edge Geography as well as developing an appreciation of issues at local through to global scales. The course is a linear GCSE and assessments include a fieldwork exercise, a research assessment and two written examination. GCSE students participate in fieldwork research within the New Forest National Park.

Throughout Years 7 to 11, the students are given opportunities to develop as effective and independent learners. Overall the students consider their responsibilities as global citizens and recognise how they can contribute to a sustainable future.

Curriculum Map

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11

UK
Europe
Africa
Physical & Human Geography

 

Asia
Antarctica
South America
North America
Physical & Human Geography

 

GCSE Unit 1: Ecosystems
Natural hazards

Rivers & coasts

 

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-9035-W-SP-14.PDF
Coasts
Hazards
Urbanisation

Tourism

2 controlled assessments:
1 Local fieldwork

2 Resource based Q – energy and water

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