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Geography

Geography encompasses the world all around us. It bridges the gap between the physical and human environments. Geography helps us understand;

  • The places where we work and live,
  • The different choices that are available to manage our future world,
  • Why and how the world is changing both on a local, national and global scale,
  • How society’s and individual’s choices contribute to these changes,
  • How the world and its communities are interconnected.

Department Staff:

Mr. C. Reid (Head of Department)
Mrs. G Gardner

The department staff are both geography specialists with a deep passion for the subject and a love of sharing this passion with others.

Key Stage 3

KS 3 Geography Schemes of Work overview

 Year 7

  1. Map skills
  2. Weather
  3. Urban areas / settlement
  4. Resource management

Year 8

  1. Atlas Skills
  2. World climates and ecosystems
  3. Rivers
  4. Glaciation
  5. Climate change

Year 9

  1. Population
  2. Natural Hazards#
  3. Coasts
  4. Development

At KS3 there are currently 3 fieldtrips:

  • Year 7 – Rivers trip to Swaledale and Wensleydale.
  • Year 8 – Coasts trip to the North east coast.
  • Year 9 – Tourism trip to the Lake District.

Key Stage 4
The course currently studied at KS4 is AQA Geography.  On this course pupils build upon many of the topics and skills developed over KS3.

Pupils study;

Living with the physical environment

  • The challenge of natural hazards
  • The living world

Physical landscapes in the UK

  • Challenges in the human environment
  • Urban issues and challenges
  • The changing economic world
  • The challenge of resource management

Geographical applications

  • Issue evaluation
  • Fieldwork

Geographical skills

 Pupils also have to complete 3 examinations in year 11.

Paper 1 = Living with the Physical Environment – 1hr 30 minutes

Paper 2 = Challenges in the human environment. – 1hr 30 minutes

Paper 3 = Geographical applications – 1hr 15 minutes

Geography

Geography encompasses the world all around us. It bridges the gap between the physical and human environments. Geography helps us understand;

  • The places where we work and live,
  • The different choices that are available to manage our future world,
  • Why and how the world is changing both on a local, national and global scale,
  • How society’s and individual’s choices contribute to these changes,
  • How the world and its communities are interconnected.

Department Staff:

Mr. C. Reid (Head of Department)
Mrs. G Gardner

The department staff are both geography specialists with a deep passion for the subject and a love of sharing this passion with others.

Key Stage 3

KS 3 Geography Schemes of Work overview

 Year 7

  1. Map skills
  2. Weather
  3. Urban areas / settlement
  4. Resource management

Year 8

  1. Atlas Skills
  2. World climates and ecosystems
  3. Rivers
  4. Glaciation
  5. Climate change

Year 9

  1. Population
  2. Natural Hazards#
  3. Coasts
  4. Development

At KS3 there are currently 3 fieldtrips:

  • Year 7 – Rivers trip to Swaledale and Wensleydale.
  • Year 8 – Coasts trip to the North east coast.
  • Year 9 – Tourism trip to the Lake District.

Key Stage 4
The course currently studied at KS4 is AQA Geography.  On this course pupils build upon many of the topics and skills developed over KS3.

Pupils study;

Living with the physical environment

  • The challenge of natural hazards
  • The living world

Physical landscapes in the UK

  • Challenges in the human environment
  • Urban issues and challenges
  • The changing economic world
  • The challenge of resource management

Geographical applications

  • Issue evaluation
  • Fieldwork

Geographical skills

 Pupils also have to complete 3 examinations in year 11.

Paper 1 = Living with the Physical Environment – 1hr 30 minutes

Paper 2 = Challenges in the human environment. – 1hr 30 minutes

Paper 3 = Geographical applications – 1hr 15 minutes

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