The aim of our Geography department is to equip our students with a breadth of understanding and knowledge of physical and human geography, both locally and further afield, and instil in them an appreciation for the natural and built environment.
To complement curriculum learning, students have the opportunity to participate in several trips and visits to develop their understanding of key geographical concepts and test their key geographical skills in practice.
At Key Stage Three, students develop their geographical understanding through the exploration of several key geographic concepts which are introduced via a range of thematic topics. Students are also introduced to a variety of fundamental geographical skills from map reading to reading data, which increase in complexity as they progress through the Key Stage. Newfound knowledge and practical skills are consolidated through a blend of extended writing and spoken presentation tasks, equipping students for further study at GCSE if they so wish and transferable to their other subjects.
At Key Stage Four, we offer Geography as a GCSE option and Travel and Tourism as a BTEC First Award to students.
For more information, please read our Key Stage Four Curriculum Choices booklet.
Ahead of exam season, we have a Year 11 Curriculum Support Timetable in place to further support students in reaching for their potential at GCSE.
At Key Stage Five, we offer Geography as an A-Level option to students.
For more information, please read our Sixth Form Course Guide.