Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future’
Michael Palin, President of the Royal Geographical Society, 2009-2011.
|Head of Humanities, Subject lead for Geography||Mrs O McGill-Goding|
|Teacher of Geography||Mr P Hobbs|
|Teacher of Humanities||Mr J Masvikeni|
All students study geography for 3 hours each two-week cycle. The department has developed a curriculum which studies issues that are relevant to student’s lives and interests; for example, plate tectonics, migration, tropical rainforests, India and Thailand. The curriculum is set with guidance from the National Curriculum and prepares students for the topics they will study at GCSE and A Level.
Both Year 10 and 11 cover a contemporary course that addresses issues facing today’s world.
Year 10 and 11 follow the AQA specification which covers a range of topics, for example, tropical rainforests, glaciation, development, hot deserts and urbanisation. Homework is set to extend learning and develop exam techniques and confidence. Assessments are all based on papers provided by AQA.
All GCSE geography students are required to take part in a fieldwork trip to Cromer where students will collect data examining coastal management and tourism in coastal towns.
Students at A Level follow the AQA specification which covers a range of topical subjects such as, hazards, global systems and governance, coasts and changing places. Students have an additional independent study hour dedicated to geography. Homework is set to extend learning and develop exam techniques and confidence. Assessments are all based on papers provided by AQA.
All A Level geography students are required to take part in two fieldwork trips to Cromer and London where students collect data for the coursework.
USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES
- https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035 (AQA GCSE Geography)
- https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level/geography-7037 (AQA A Level Geography)
Is Fieldwork Compulsory?
Educational visits which enable students to collect data and to practice fieldwork techniques for GCSE and A Level courses are necessary and part of the course. Therefore, all GCSE and A Level Geography students are expected to attend these trips.