Geography explores the relationship between the earth and the people who inhabit it. It studies physical processes and human interactions at a range of scales from local to global.
Big geographical questions are a central part of the students learning:
Geography teaches students to enquire about the world around them and helps them to make sense of the earth and its processes.
Over the course of Key Stage 3 pupil will study:
Pupils will also have opportunity to take part in field visits to develop skills of field work, a core element of the subject. In Year 7 we carry out a Humanities Field visit to Durham and in Year 9 all our students carry out a local area investigation in which they decide upon the best route for a local road race.
At KS4 pupils study AQA B syllabus for Geography GCSE. Students will sit two exams of 1 hour 30 minutes, each worth 37.5% of the full GCSE. Both these exams will be taken in the summer term of Year 11. Controlled Assessment is worth 25% of the grade. Controlled Assessment for 25% of the pupil's final grade. The GCSE course deals with 3 Unit Examinations each of which consists of a one hour final examination.