Geography Department Curriculum Intent
It is the department’s intent that Key Stage 3 Geography should provide students with the knowledge and skills to inspire a curiosity about the world and its people.
Our schemes of work are designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum and therefore ensure that students have developed knowledge of location, place, human and physical geography and poses important field work/ research skills that will be fundamental to their progress both within and outside the curriculum. We introduce a variety of case studies from around the world throughout each topic to allow students to develop a more detailed picture of the world in which they live. In order to keep our curriculum as relevant as possible in each year, the finial unit is a ‘Re-active Topic’ decided as a result of the needs of the year group and current geographical issues. Students complete two independent ‘Field Work Investigations’ each year based on selected topics but open to their own interpretation. It is our aim that students will be inspired by their KS3 experience to choose geography for continued study at KS4 and KS5.
KS4 and KS5
It is the department’s intent that GCSE and A-Level Geography should encourage students to gain enjoyment and inspiration from their geographical understanding and allow them to engage critically with real world issues and places.
The aim is that they can apply their geographical knowledge, theory and skills to the world around them. We follow the EDUQAS Spec B GCSE over 2 years and Edexcel full A-Level specification. We have selected these courses because they give our students a great deal of breadth and engagement due to their contemporary nature and issues based approach. Students learn about diverse topics such as the consequences of globalisation, responses to natural hazards, concerns for water security and global climate change.