Geography encompasses the world all around us.
It bridges the gap between the physical and human environments.
Geography helps us understand;
- The places where we work and live,
- The different choices that are available to manage our future world,
- Why and how the world is changing both on a local, national and global scale,
- How society’s and individual’s choices contribute to these changes,
- How the world and its communities are interconnected.
- Mr. M McNally (Head of Department)
- Mrs. G Gardner
The department staff are both geography specialists with a deep passion for the subject and a love of sharing this passion with others.
Key Stage 3
KS 3 Geography Schemes of Work overview
- Map skills
- Urban areas / settlement
- Resource management
- Atlas Skills
- World climates and ecosystems
- Climate change
- Natural Hazards
At KS3 there are currently 3 fieldtrips:
- Year 7 – Rivers trip to Swaledale and Wensleydale.
- Year 8 – Coasts trip to the North east coast.
- Year 9 – Tourism trip to the Lake District.
Key Stage 4
The course currently studied at KS4 is AQA Geography. On this course pupils build upon many of the topics and skills developed over KS3. Pupils study;
Living with the physical environment.
- The challenge of natural hazards
- The living world
Physical landscapes in the UK
- Challenges in the human environment
- Urban issues and challenges
- The changing economic world
- The challenge of resource management
- Issue evaluation
Pupils also have to complete 3 examinations in year 11.
- Paper 1 = Living with the Physical Environment – 1hr 30 minutes
- Paper 2 = Challenges in the human environment. – 1hr 30 minutes
- Paper 3 = Geographical applications – 1hr 15 minutes