Where can we take you today (and tomorrow)?
Geography is the world subject. It helps us make sense of the world. Geography gives you powerful knowledge of the world. It even helps you understand some of the other subjects that you are studying too.
Geography starts with you, and extends to the furthest parts of the Earth. Geography takes you to places, and helps you to understand them and how they are connected.
Geography is current and topical. Where else would you expect to discuss the impact of a changing climate, the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, restrictions on family size in China, flooding in Pakistan, crime patterns in central London and the importance of choosing what to buy in a supermarket?
Key Stage 3
• Working with others
• Map reading
• Independent study
• Presentation work
• Geographical enquiry
How are Pupils Taught?
- Group tasks
- Independent work
- Pupil booklets
- Thinking skills tasks
A variety of methods are used such as homework booklets, individual research tasks and questioning.
|Discover Something New||Skills Challenge|
|Wales and the UK||Map work on Wales|
|Incredible Journeys||Rainforest story|
|Celebrations||National Park debate|
|Atlas Skills||Latitude & Longitude|
|People on the Planet||Edith Gardens project|
|People as consumers||Housing presentation|
|Edge of the Land||Ogmore follow-up|
|Hazardous World||Newspaper article|
|How Developed?||Italy v. China comparison|
|Topical project, e.g. Olympics||London Olympics 2012|
Key Stage 4
GCSE WJEC - Core themes
|Unit 1- Changing Physical and Human Landscapes (40%)||Unit 2- Environmental and Development issues (40%)|
|Core 1. Distinctive landscapes, rivers and coasts||Core 5. Weather, climate and ecosystems|
|Core 2. Rural-Urban links||Italy v. China comparison|
|Mapwork exercises||Core 6. Development and resource issues|
|Option 3. Tectonics||Option 7. Social Development issues|
|Unit 3- Fieldwork enquiry (20%)
Students are expected to undertake two fieldwork enquiries, each in a contrasting environment:
In the second fieldwork experience, the focus will be on geography’s conceptual framework, for example commuter flows to and from a local urban area.