Faculty of Humanities
Mr P Ware - Subject Leader
Mrs R McElhone - Head of Faculty
Ms. S Jennings
Ms S Jones
We strive to provide a curriculum that will enable all pupils to gain an understanding of the world, its diversity of places and people. We teach a range of geographical concepts and skills at Key Stage 3 and 4. Pupils are encouraged to become independent learners in a supportive and inclusive environment.
Our aim is to provide a wide range of challenging learning experiences in and out of the classroom that will enable pupils to:
- develop skills in geographical enquiry
- develop the ability to understand geographical issues
- communicate their understanding in various forms
KS3 Curriculum 2019-2020
In Year 7 pupils will study the following topics. Each half term there will be a new topic.
- Introduction to Geography
- A European Country - Italy
- Plate Tectonics an Rocks
- Urbanisation and Economic Activity
- Asia - China
- Weather and Climate Change
In Year 8 pupils will study the following topics. Each half term there will be a new topic.
- Rivers and Coasts
- Africa - Human and Physical Features
- South America
- Asia - India
- Extreme Environments - The Middle East
- Ice Environments - Russia and Glaciation
All pupils at Key Stage 3 will undertake an end of topic assessment.
KS4 Curriculum 2019-2020
Years 9, 10 & 11
Pupils will study the AQA Geography specification (no. 8035). They will cover a variety of human and physical topics such as:
- The Challenge of Natural Hazards.
- The Living World.
- Urban Issues and Challenges.
- The Changing Economic World.
- Geographical Skills.
Pupils will be assessed at the end of the course by 3 external examinations.
Written examination 1 will cover human topics (35% of the final grade)
Written examination 2 will cover physical topics (35% of the final grade)
Written examination 3 will assess pupils’ geographical and fieldwork skills (30% of the final grade)