Taught By: Mrs Charmaine Curry: BA (Hons) Anthropology & Geography, PGCSE (firstname.lastname@example.org
Geography matters. It matters because it is relevant. Geography’s relevance stems from the fact that it can lay at the heart of government policy making, as well as affecting the way we live our everyday lives. It considers some of the most critical issues affecting the planet today, such as population growth, globalisation and environmental destruction. To understand geography is to understand your world. Geography’s strength lies in its breadth. It draws together just about all other subjects and explains the link between them all. It is the link between science and the arts and looks at key issues such as sustainability, interdependence and global citizenship. Geography also provides you with many useful skills, including analytical, statistical, presentational and research skills, useful in so many disciplines. It also encourages students to develop their thinking skills.
Secure knowledge and understanding of spatial relations e.g. how places are interconnected; Explain geographical patterns and processes, both human and physical; Develop knowledge and understanding of current events from local to global; Provide a meaningful context for developing transferable skills such as literacy, numeracy, ICT, problem solving, team work, thinking skills, map reading and enquiry; Provide opportunities through fieldwork, for the first hand information of places, environments and human behaviour; Empower all young people to become active young citizens.
The curriculum is rich in opportunities to engage learners in exciting contemporary issues and stimulate their enthusiasm.
Includes a comprehensive range of topics specially adapted to our students, to offer them that real connection to the world they live in. On a number of occasions we have adapted summer term topics, to cater towards suggestions made by the students, based on their interests. KS3 also includes some topics covered in KS4, to adequately prepare students for further studies.
Geography is offered as an Option subject. The syllabus followed is the Edexcel Geography A specification. What does GCSE geography involve? There are six themes that are studied: • Geographical skills and challenges to the planet • Rivers and coasts – processes, landforms, flooding and management • Natural hazards – earthquakes and volcanoes • A watery world – water consumption, supply and management • Population, settlement and economic change – growth, migration and urban management • A Tourist’s world – growth, development, impacts and solutions