Geography studies the formation of different landscapes; the role of people in shaping the world and the interaction between the natural and human aspects.
Geography is about the world we live in; the world in our immediate vicinity and globally. It equips students for the future. Thus, for example, it deals with coastal areas and their vulnerability to flooding; the issue of migration and tolerance; how people live in large cities; where football clubs and shopping centres locate; why AIDS is prevalent in some areas of the world and not others; how tourists impact the areas they visit.
Geography offers understanding of the world in which we live. It is therefore relevant to life in the twenty first century. In short, GEOGRAPHY MATTERS.
Most Geography lessons are taught in the Geography Room, a specialist room with an interactive whiteboard and ten computers. All the rooms where Geography is taught are equipped with interactive whiteboards.
Pupils in Year 7 are taught Geography for one hour (lesson) a week. Basic skills, settlement, population and coasts are covered. In Years 8 and 9, there are two lessons per week. Economic activities including Industry and Tourism and reference to a number of different related environments are considered in Year 8. During Year 9, rivers and floods, the restless earth and development are covered.
Geography is a popular option at GCSE. Pupils follow the AQA Specification A, focussing on a variety of topics. Some seek to deepen their understanding of topics considered during Years 7- 9, whilst others are entirely new. The same philosophy is adopted at A level and the consequent AQA Specification A is adopted.
Geography is about the world we live in. Fieldwork plays a key part in the delivery of this subject so that pupils can experience first hand some of the areas they are being taught about in the classroom. Thus, all year groups take part in fieldwork activities. The subject lends itself to a wide educational role of significant value. Thus, there are opportunities for pupils, for example, to take responsibility for their own learning; become independent learners; consider how they learn best and assessment for learning throughout all year groups.
Geography is taught by Mrs J Canavan and Mrs J Davey.