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teaching staff 

  • Ryan Matthews - Curriculum Leader
  • Khadijah Khan
  • Sandra Meunier

support staff 

  • Esther Vernon

 

Curriculum Aims

The Geography Curriculum Area is very well resourced, with excellent ICT access (including iPads, a computer suite and laptops) for all students.

The Geography area is well-established and very successful, with last year’s GCSE results continuing to significantly exceed national averages where 71.5% of pupils achieved an attainment grade of 4-9.

Year 10 and 11

We study the AQA specification. Students will travel the world from the classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs). Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.

Module 1: Living with the physical environment (Section A: The challenge of natural hazards; Section B: Physical landscapes in the UK; Section C: The living world).

Module 2: Challenges in the human environment (Section A: Urban issues and challenges; Section B: The changing economic world; Section C: The challenge of resource management).

Module 3: Geographical applications (Section A: Issue evaluation; Section B: Fieldwork).

If you study GCSE geography you will:

  • Be able to explain and evaluate current global issues such as population dilemmas, hazards and global warming.
  • Be a leader in wider society. We will help you to develop the skills you need to think critically about the world around you, process information presented in a variety of ways, think about issues from different perspectives, and develop your own viewpoints.
  • Be able to confidently communicate a range of concepts and ideas
  • Geography is recognised for its academic ‘robustness’ and, most importantly, it also helps young people into the world of work. You will be prepared for college, 6th form, university and the world of work by being able to work collaboratively and analytically. Employers prize the knowledge and skills that studying Geography can provide, be it knowing how the world works, planning research and report writing, working in a team, using new technologies and communication skills – and much more.

 

Exam Boards & Links for syllabus

Year 10 & 11 – AQA (new 2016 specification): http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035

Resources: 

Geography at Sarah Bonnell Pearltrees Website: http://www.pearltrees.com/misshallsb

AQA text books: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse-geography-textbooks-print-and-digital