Curriculum

Geography (Y7-13)

(GCSE exam board: AQA)

Geography Department Aims

The geography department teaches a challenging and interactive Key Stage 3 -5 course. This term we will focus on glaciation, climate change and resources and the environment  in Year 7 and volcanic and earthquake hazards 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.

Due to the current closure of the college to all but students of essential workers etc. we are delivering our curriculum via on-line platforms. Year 10 and 12 are attending lessons on Google Meets, whilst Year 9 are receiving the majority of their work through SMHW, whilst keeping in touch with their teacher once per fortnight via Google Meets. Years 7 and 8 are completing research, tasks and enquiry work via SMHW.

Curriculum overview

Link to current GCSE

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Link to new A level

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Y7 – 4 lessons per fortnight
Y8 – 3 lessons per fortnight
Y9 – 4 lessons per fortnight
Y10 – 4 lessons per fortnight
Y11 – 4 lessons per fortnight
Y12 – 10 lessons per fortnight
Y13 – 10 lessons per fortnight

 

Subject Staff

J Edwards Head of Department,
A J Allen,
V Allen work related learning, enterprise, careers and work experience co-ordinator
R Rowlands
L. Wrightson
A Byatt
M Nicholson

Useful websites

National Geographic

U.S. Geographical Survey 

WorldMapper

Geo-Cube

Geography.org

CIA world fact book

BBC- Geography

 

Reading list

Periodicals:

  • Lonely Planet Magazine
  • National Geographic

Authors:

  • Michael Palin
  • Lev Wood
  • Bear Grylls