In Geography we find out about interesting and wonderful places. Geography helps us make sense of our complex and changing world. It explains how places and landscapes are formed, and how people and environments interact. We find out how different societies, economies and environments are connected.
We learn to investigate our world at different scales, building on what we already know. We investigate issues affecting the world and people’s lives.
We ask questions and think critically about the world, today, and in the future.
Sometimes we learn though fieldwork. We learn to think spatially, using maps, images and ICT. With them we find, present and analyse information. Geography helps us to become global citizens. We explore our place in the world, our values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.
Unit 1: Passport to Geography
Unit 2: Extreme Environments
Unit 3: Weather and Climate
Unit 1: UK Issues
Unit 2: Population and Migration
Unit 3: Tectonic Hazards
Unit 4: Coasts
Unit 5: Africa, a continent of diversity
Unit 1: Development and Globalisation
Unit 2: Brilliant Brazil
Unit 3: Water on the Land
Unit 4: Superpower Geographies
Unit 4: The Geography of Crime and Conflict
We follow the AQA Geography course, topics include:
Living in 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
As well as developing your geographical knowledge you will learn how to evaluate issues and undertake fieldwork either as a local study or as part of a residential visit.
We follow the AQA syllabus. Through the two years of the course students study a wide range of geographical topics with a clear focus on synopticity across the themes. Some examples are: global systems and governance; water and carbon cycles; changing places; resource security; geographical skills fieldwork.
A-Level students must complete fieldwork and write a fieldwork investigation for the coursework element.
We offer Geography at both IB Higher and Standard level. Units of study include some of the following:
Geographic Themes. .
* Freshwater – drainage basins
* Oceans and coastal margins
* Extreme environments
* Geophysical Hazards
* Leisure, tourism and sport
* Food and Health
* Urban environments
Geographic perspectives – global change.
* Population distribution – changing population
* Global climate – vulnerability and resilience
* Global resource consumption and security
Geographic perspectives (higher level only) – global interactions
* Power, places and networks
* Human development and diversity
* Global risks and resilience
IB students must complete IA, a report which is based around a fieldwork investigation
Geography is a wide ranging subject that aims to explore the modern world, encouraging an understanding of different countries and cultures. As the world becomes more globalised and interdependent it is hugely important that we understand and realise that we all share the same planet on which our futures are all played out. There are many options for enrichment activities in Geography. The news is our best source in helping us to understand the current world and we would recommend the following websites for keeping informed:
In addition the following links are also useful:
Your teacher/s may well have set you some work via SMH, please check this first. If they have not been able to do this please take some time to explore the enrichment links above.