Head of Subject: Mr B. Kingswood / Miss E. Rowley
The aim of geography is to develop student's curiosity and fascination about the world around them. This is achieved by equipping students with knowledge about diverse places, resource consumption as well as a deeper understanding of the Earth’s key human and physical processes. As students progress, a particular focus is placed on the interaction between physical and human processes, and the use of different landscapes.
Students will consolidate and extend their knowledge of the world’s major countries and their physical and human features. They will learn how geographical processes interact to create distinctive human and physical landscapes which change over time. Students will cover three key topics: The UK, Our changing climate and Africa.
During this period a myriad of skills will be developed including data collection (including a trip to Tewkesbury), analysing and interpreting different data sources, map skills as well as a range of more personal skills such as team work, problem solving and research skills.
Students will become increasingly aware of the complex geographical systems in the world around them as well as an increased geographical knowledge, geographical skills will be developed through the use of detailed place based examples at a variety of scales. Three topics will be covered: Tectonics, International relationships and Biomes.
Students’ geographical skills will be enriched by using a range of sources including maps, atlases and geographical material within the classroom and the field. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) will help to extend their understanding in this area. Fieldwork will be completed where they will investigate the changing UK economy.
Key Stage 4:
Edexcel GCSE Geography A
Physical topics: The changing landscapes of the UK, Weather hazards and climate change, Ecosystems biodiversity and management, Rivers and Coasts.
Human topics: Changing cities, global development, resource management and energy resources.
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Edexcel A-level Geography [current y12 and y13- new specification]