Allerton High School, Leeds
West Yorkshire LS17 7AG

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Geography

Curriculum Team Leader

Mrs R Gibson - gibsonr@allertonhigh.org.uk

 

Key Stage 3

In years 7 and 8, students study a wide range of topics covering physical, human and environmental geography. The teaching of map skills is embedded as part of the curriculum. There are end-of-topic assessments and students are given regular feedback as to how to achieve their target levels.

Year 7 topics include:

  • What is Geography?
  • “Through the Window” (field-sketching and analytical skills)
  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes
  • Population

Year 8 topics include:

  • Limestone (study of the Malham area)
  • Brazil:
    • Amazonian rainforest 
    • population issues of S.E. Brazil
  • Rivers

In Year 8 there is a very popular day trip to Malham. Students enjoy a round walk via impressive limestone features such as Malham Cove, a limestone pavement, Goredale Scar and Janet’s Foss.

 

Key Stage 4

Year 9

The Gateways to Humanities is run in conjunction with the History Department to help prepare students for GCSE Geography by developing their skills and knowledge. We look at a number of different topics including Living in Risky Places, Iceland and Living in Japan.

 

GCSE Geography

Through the Geography GCSE students explore the world around them and the impact that peopl eare having on it. The specification calls for hands on work done out in the field and so to accomodate this students are expected to take part in 2 visits - 1 into Leeds and the other further afield -  historically has been to Hornsea.

GCSE Geography Specification

 

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A-Level Geography

As with the GCSE the A-Level in Geography has students exploring and studying the world around them. Through a mixture of class work and field work they will study the physical world and how it works as well as the human impact and man-made systems that are in place.

A-Level Geography Specification

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