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Geography

The study of geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their enviroment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils' own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from personal to the global.

Geography encourages pupils to use Geographical enquiry, which encourages questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives, now and in the future. Fieldwork is an essential element of this. Pupils learn to think spatially and use maps, visual images and analysing maps. Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.

Year 7

Year 7 learn about the Earth, and how it is changing. Some of the ideas behind the course:

What is Geography? 

Natural disasters- Floods

Mapping and making a connection

Exploring Britain

How Shopping has changed- Comparison and Convenience stores

Year 8

Exploring Coasts

Crime

Brazil

People and Resources

Poverty in a Less Economically developed country

Year 9

Importance of Geography

Development

Poverty and peoples life style in the UK and Europe

Local actions global effects

Tourism: good or bad

Extra help for pupils

Parents can access the school Geography curriculum and level descriptors more in detail at:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/secondary/b00199536/geography/attainment

Parents can access pupils’ school text books online which enable parents to follow the topics as studied in class with their child or use as a tool for their homework:

Geog_123, Key Stage 3 (KS3) Geography - Oxford University Press.mht

Staff

Miss A. Amour