Learning & Achieving Together

Geography

Our vision is to:

  • Foster a spirit of enquiry, openness and continual improvement
  • Enable each person’s continual personal and professional development
  • Nurture links with other departments and schools locally, nationally and globally.

For students we seek to engender:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the world and its people
  • Independent thinking
  • Preparedness for an active citizen’s role in a changing world
  • An enthusiasm for geography as a challenging and relevant academic subject that they wish to continue studying at GCSE, A level and beyond.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

  1. Introduction to geographical skills
  2. Extreme Environments
  3. Brazil
  4. Plate tectonics
  5. China
  6. Fantastic places

Year 8

  1. Geography of crime
  2. Africa
  3. The Middle East
  4. Global fashion
  5. Rainforests
  6. Population

Year 9

  1. Weather and Climate
  2. The changing world
  3. Rivers
  4. Coasts
  5. Living in Cities

Key Stage 4

Year 11 2017 - AQA A

For GCSE Geography students sit an examination worth 75% of their total grade. This is worth 25% of their grade.

In Year 10 they study pollution, rivers and tourism. In the last term they complete the controlled task. In Year 11 they then complete plate tectonics, coasts and urban environments.

Year 10

  • Population change
  • Water on the land
  • Tourism
  • Controlled assessment

Year 11

  • Restless Earth
  • Changing urban environments
  • Changing coasts

Year 10 2018 - Edexcel A

For GCSE Geography students sit an examination worth 100% of their grade.

Year 10

  • Changing landscapes
  • Weather and climate
  • Changing cities

Year 11

  • Resource management
  • Ecosystems, biodiversity
  • Global development

Assessment and Examinations (AQA)

  • Written examination: 75%
  • Controlled Task: 25%

Key Stage 5

Year 12 2017 - Edexcel

  • Tectonic processes and hazards
  • Globalisation
  • Coasts
  • Regenerating places

Year 13 2017 - Edexcel

Students study the following topics:

  • Energy security
  • Water conflicts
  • Biodiversity under threat
  • Development gap
  • Superpowers
  • Technological fix
  • Geographical research

Students undertake a research task of their own choice.

Assessment and Examinations (Edexcel)

A level: Two written papers

Year 13 2018 - Edexcel

  • The water cycle and water insecurity
  • The carbon cycle and energy insecurity
  • Superpowers
  • Global development

Assessment and Examinations (Edexcel)

AS: Two written papers

A level: Three written papers

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Extra curricular activities include:

  • Visit the London Docklands to investigate the effects of change in cities
  • Visit to the National History Museum to study earthquakes and volcanoes
  • GCSE students visit the local area at a more advanced level and study
  • Trip to Sorrento in Southern Italy for students in Years 9 and above to visit the Mount Vesuvius volcano