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Geography

KEY STAGE 3

Throughout their time studying Geography students will learn about a variety of topics from tectonics to rivers, ecosystems to tourism and everything in between!

All modules centre around enquiry questions; providing opportunities to be independent learners and support progress.

Across the Humanities subjects, students have the opportunity to experience learning activities outside of school on a variety of trips; from the New Forest, for aspects of tourism and conservation, to London for democracy education at the Houses of Parliament.  In addition, guest speakers from the RSPB and the Holocaust Educational Trust ensure students are provided with a wider and varied curriculum

Students follow the curriculum under the themes of Changing World, Dangerous World and Threatened World. The themes each involve the development of knowledge and skill across the years. Each topic sets our enquiry based questions providing students with the opportunity to develop key thinking and learning skills

Changing World

Year 7 – Settlement: How have settlements grown? Why do people live in cities?

Year 8 – Population: Why is the world’s population expanding? What is China like? How does it manage its population? Migration: How and why do people move? What would it feel like to have to flee your home?

Year 9 – Development: How and why are countries interlinked? How can Fair Trade make a difference? How can trade be ethical?

Dangerous World

Year 7 – Cold deserts: Why are there threats to the environment? Why are the Polar Regions so important? How can we protect the Polar Regions? World Resources: What are resources? Where are they? How are they at risk?

Year 8 – Tropical Rainforest: Why and how are the world’s vegetation’s different? Why are the tropical rainforest so unique? How far would you go for your beliefs? Rivers: How does a rive shape the land? How does a river threaten people and property? Coasts: How does the coast erode the land? How do we defend the land from the sea?

Year 9 – Hot Deserts: Where are the deserts of the world? How have animals and plants adapted to the climate? How do humans interact with the environment and conditions? Coasts: How does the sea shape the land? How do we manage the coastline?

Threatened World

Year 7 – Weather: How is the weather formed? How does the weather influence human activity?

Year 8 – Tectonic Plates: How do tectonic forces shape the world? How do volcanoes and earthquake influence human life?

Year 9 – Glaciation: How has ice shaped the land? How do human interact with glaciated landscapes? Skills: cartographic, choropleths, data analysis, map reading skills, questioning skills.

Year 7 Curriculm Plan

Year 8 Curriculm Plan

Year 9 Curriculm Plan

KEY STAGE 4

Geography is a popular choice at GCSE and students follow the  AQA GCSE Geography Specification B syllabus; for the current Year 11 and the new AQA GCSE Geography Specification for Year 10 .

As part of the course, students undertake a fieldtrip, thereby following our enquiry focused approach to learning.

Year 10 Curriculm Plan

Year 11 Curriculm Plan