In Geography we aim to:
Our curriculum is designed around the core geographical concepts of place, patterns, processes, interaction, perspectives and sustainability and these are embedded within each topic. We incorporate a variety of topics spanning physical, human and environmental geography and skills are integrated throughout.
The complexity of the content increases between each year group which results in progression and increased challenge over time. Students are expected to apply knowledge learnt in previous topics to new contexts to deepen their understanding and encourage them to be more synoptic in their geographical thinking.
Please see the termly overview document for more details about what we study in Year 7, 8 and 9.
Homework and learning beyond the classroom
The Geography department run enrichment competitions each term for Year 7 and Year 8. These centre around different themes related to the Key Stage 3 curriculum and offer students the chance to celebrate their learning outside of the classroom. Previously students have built their own volcanoes, designed a city in a shoebox and transformed a recyclable product into something new.
We run Humanities club each Thursday which encourages students to combine their interest in History and Geography. This focuses on topics that we may not cover in the classroom and is often run by students who have a particular interest in a topic.