KS3: The topics taught in KS3 Geography aim to inspire in students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We aim to teach about diverse places, people and resources as well as key geographical processes at work in and on our planet. The topics are designed to develop students’ knowledge of places and processes. Students’ will also become competent in geographical skills such as: collecting, analysing and communicating data gathered through fieldwork and research which will deepen their understanding of geographical processes; interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, graphs, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and communicating geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
Each topic is assessed and the progress is entered on Go 4 Schools each half term.
KS4: The students are taught the AQA GCSE syllabus, the students will sit three written exams at the end of the course, one of which is based on fieldwork.