Geography

Geography Department Aims

Geography is a popular subject in the school and many students opt to continue their studies from Key Stage 3 into Key Stage 4 and then into the Moorlands Sixth form

The subject seeks to examine in an informative and enquiry based way the major issues facing our planet in the 21st century – and incorporates a number of visits throughout all year groups to bring the wonder of the subject into the lives of students beyond the classroom.

We have a dedicated and well equipped classroom in the school (C5) and access to a computer room (C3) for internet/ web based research assignments

Geography Staff

J Edwards Head of Department,

A J Allen,

V Allen work related learning, enterprise, careers and work experience co-ordinator

R Rowlands

Geography News

The geography department will be launching an exciting new Key Stage 3 course this academic year. This term we will focus on urban areas in Year 7 and coasts in Year 8 – both topics will involve lessons being delivered through an exciting mix of role play, group work, creative work as well as individual assignments – and will be assessed in the first assessment cycle before half term!

In addition, Year 7 will be undertaking a study of Cheadle town centre during school time at the back end of September whilst Year 8 will be visiting North Wales to study sand dunes and coastal defences. Visits and local fieldwork will form an integral part of the new course – bringing geography in lessons to life through actual first hand experienced examples wherever and whenever possible.

Geography Menu

Geography Curriculum Overview

KS3 – Years 7 and 8

KS4 – Years 9 ,10 and 11

KS5 – Years 12 and 13

 

Assessment Framework

How can I help support my child’s learning in Geography?

How to guides- link to tutorials

 

Useful websites

National Geographic

U.S. Geographical Survey 

WorldMapper

Geo-Cube

Geography.org

CIA world fact book

BBC- Geography

Link to current GCSE

EdExcel

 

Extra Curricular

Dates for trips –

Natural History Museum – Year 8 – February 14th

Yr. 12 Fieldtrip – April 9 &10th

Dovedale trip-Year 7-May 8th&9th

Cornwall – Year 10 – July 14th – 18th

 

Information on up-coming trips