(GCSE exam board: AQA)
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
J Edwards Head of Department,
A J Allen,
V Allen work related learning, enterprise, careers and work experience co-ordinator
The geography department teaches an exciting Key Stage 3 course. 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 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 Curriculum Overview
Link to current GCSE
Link to new A level
- Lonely Planet Magazine
- National Geographic
- Michael Palin
- Lev Wood
- Bear Grylls