Excellence in the Heart of the Community
Wade Deacon Trust
Our aim within the Geography department is to provide all pupils with an understanding of the world around them. We want pupils to understand the big picture about their local community, about their jobs and about the countryside around them. The world is an exciting place, and we want to help all pupils discover their place in it.
Every pupil studies geography as part of the KS3 Curriculum. Geography then becomes part of the EBacc pathway at Key Stage 4, students can take either Geography or History as part of this pathway.
There will be three main areas to geography study at Key Stage 3:
At GCSE the specification highlights the critical importance of geography for understanding the world and for stimulating an interest in places. It will inspire pupils to become global citizens by exploring their place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people and to the environment.
Pupils will further improve their understanding of physical processes and factors that produce diverse and dynamic landscapes that change over time. This includes the interdependence of physical environments and the interaction between people and the environment as well as an understanding of the need for sustainable management of both physical and human environments.
Pupils will learn to appreciate the differences and similarities between people, places and cultures leading to an improved understanding of societies and economies. Pupils will study both physical and human topics over the GCSE course. The department follows the Edexcel Specification A at GCSE for pupils currently in Years 9 & 10 and AQA for pupils currently in Year 11.
As geographers, we believe it is important that we get out and explore the world around us.
Across all year groups there will be opportunities to complete various fieldwork activities.
We have also organised school trips to Snowdonia.