Welcome to the Geography Department
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Curriculum Leader: Mrs L Gilleland
Other Staff Members: Mrs J Green, Mrs C Jones
The Department's belief……Geography is life!
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Geography is seen as a subject that is for life: lifelong, life sustaining and life enhancing. Geography therefore as a component of education is essential for all young people as without geography students would be far less able to understand and connect with the world in which they live.
The World is an ever changing place and to be able to understand it at a local, national and global scale is a learning experience that geography provides at a past, present and future level. Geography is therefore a thought provoking subject for students where they can act upon their fascination with the dynamically changing world around them and understand their place within it.
The Geography Team aims to provide students with the opportunities to reflect on their learning through variety, differentiation, progression, respect and empathy. The department presents a stimulating and meaningful learning experience for students both in class and at home that includes ICT and key skills. It will therefore equip students for life long learning.
The department is made up of dedicated teaching rooms including the ICT focus room with 15 fully networked computers, chromebooks and also has access to a number of other teaching rooms around the school. In recent years there have been overseas visits to Iceland and Italy to support the curriculum, as well as local field visits that have taken place- where could we visit next?
Key Stage 3
Geography is a core subject at KS3 with pupils having 2 lessons per week. Pupils learn a wide range of topics from local to global scale and cover a wide range of real world issues including climate change, world development and globalisation.
Through Geography pupils develop many key skills for active citizenship and participation in society. These include literacy, numeracy, digital competence as well as map skills, problem solving, teamwork, independent research and empathy.
Key Stage 4
Geography is an extremely popular subject choice at GCSE with large numbers of students studying the WJEC course. In recent years the department has gone from strength to strength and exam results are above the national average for A*-C grades. This popular course looks at both physical and human processes that have shaped the environment in which we live. Unit 1 is Changing Physical and Human Landscapes and Unit 2 is Environmental and Development Issues. Students also complete 2 contrasting fieldwork investigations used for their non-examination assessment worth 20% of their GCSE.
Key Stage 5
Geography students at A-Level have enjoyed great successes in recent years and a number of students going on to study geography at university. The students follow the exciting WJEC syllabus and teaching is carried out by all members of the department. Sharing their expertise with the students by teaching in their specialist areas, students are ensured the very best possible education.
At A-Level field trips are organised and this see’s students take part in both a human and physical study. Learning a number of important geographical techniques, they also have the opportunity to build up their social skills and challenge themselves. In previous years the students have undertaken a number of team building exercises including abseiling, caving and leap of faith!
Iceland Parent Presentation 2016