The Geography department seeks to stimulate students’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in the world around them. It cultivates a sense of location, knowledge of places and a respect for differing cultures. It encourages open, enquiring minds that are aware of contemporary issues. The teaching of geography builds on students’ existing knowledge of places, concepts and skills. A broad curriculum encompasses contemporary topics within the subject as well as the more familiar traditional geography topics.
Year 10 students will follow the OCR B GCSE Geography for Enquiring Minds syllabus. The course will build on key concepts and processes linked to the physical and human environment that are covered in Key Stage 3. Students will study the global issues of dynamic development and global hazards at greater depth, with key terminology and specific case studies used to exemplify content covered. Students will also deepen their understanding of the issues facing the UK in the 21st Century and examine how distinctive river and coastal landscapes within the UK are created and how they interact with human activity. Students will develop an enquiry approach to learning through fieldwork in the local area and enhance their data handling skills.
Year 11 students will continue the OCR B GCSE Geography for Enquiring Minds syllabus. More detailed information on the course can be found via this link: GCSE – Geography B (Geography for Enquiring Minds) (9-1) – J384 (from 2016) – OCR. Students will study the sustaining ecosystems and resource reliance topics prior to preparing for their GCSE examinations. There are several occasions where students re-visit prior learning and develop their geographical skills, including fieldwork that will enable them to become successful geography students that are able to study geography at Key Stage 5.
|Geography: Exam Board (OCR) Resources||External Link|
|Geography: School Revision Guide||School PDF Document|