(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 Painsley 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.
This half-term we have been out and about again. The Y11 geography groups visited the PDNP to undertake data collection along a stretch of the River Dane for their Paper 3 GCSE preparation whilst all of Year 8 have visited the coast of North Wales to study Sand Dunes and Coastal defences, supporting the topic of coasts we have been studying in class.
Geography Curriculum Overview
Link to current GCSE
Link to new A level
- Lonely Planet Magazine
- National Geographic
- Michael Palin
- Lev Wood
- Bear Grylls