Geography

Head of Department:
Mrs Clare Johnson

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Lessons involve a range of activities which include questioning, analysing visual images, research, role play, mysteries, classifying information. Students also plan, collect and present data, as well as begin to analyse and evaluate this information. Lessons always include discussion work to enable students to share ideas. We use a range of media to research and present information, including model making and GIS. Geographical skills are developed throughout KS3 and are embedded into each enquiry and unit.

Year 7 

Subjects covered in Year 7 include Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Map skills, Coasts, and Ecosystems and includes a fieldtrip, outdoor classroom and orienteering. 

Year 8 

In Year 8 we aim to encourage students to have an enquiring mind in the world in which they live, to develop an understanding of the issues affecting people and the environment, to develop students’ skills in independent enquiry and to develop students’ verbal and written communication.

The areas studied are Weather and Climate, Energy Issues, Population and Migration, and UK Physical and Human landscapes. We undertake a field enquiry on school grounds, host an Energy Futures Day and a Mock UN.

Year 9 

The areas studied in Year 9 are Development and Globalisation, Global and local Water Resource management, and a topic on Coasts. There is a fieldtrip, an in-depth issue evaluation and decision making unit and a focus on extended and complex writing.  

 
 

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