Geography

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

KS3 Curriculum:

At KS3 students are challenged and supported to develop a wide range of Geographical Skills to prepare them thoroughly for the challenges of GCSE and potentially A Level. They are also engaged in such a way to develop a real enthusiasm and love of the subject.

  • Year 7 – Map-skills / Environment / Industry / Newcastle’s Quayside fieldwork project
    • Entitlement fieldtrip to Newcastle’s Quayside where we investigate changing places.
  • Year 8 – Rivers / Weather / Population & Development / Seaton Sluice fieldwork project
    • Entitlement fieldtrip to Seaton Sluice where we investigate coastal landforms and processes.
  • Year 9 – Tectonics / Topical Issues / Extreme Weather & Tourism / Glaciation
    • Enrichment residential fieldtrip to Holy Island as a rewards trip for around 70 students.

KS4 Curriculum: AQA syllabus

  • Year 10 – The Living World (Ecosystems) / The Challenge of Resource Management / Natural Hazards & The Physical Landscapes of the UK
  • Year 11 – The changing Economic World / Urban Challenges / Fieldwork

Fieldwork in September with all students visiting Seahouses

Optional revision residential in April in the Yorkshire Dales

KS5 Curriculum: AQA syllabus

We investigate 3 human & 3 physical Geography topics over the course of the A Level

  • Coasts / Natural Hazards / Water & Carbon Cycles
  • Changing Places / Global Systems Global Governance / Resource Security

Independent Investigation worth 20% of A Level

Fieldwork carried out in the Lake District

Staffing:

Mr L Murray – Head of Department

Mrs L Anderson

Mr A Logie – Newsletter / Publicity Co-ordinator

Mrs A Martin – Maternity Leave

Mr D Rayson – Head of Year

Mrs D Thompson – Maternity cover

Miss B Vardy

Mrs P Brown – Teaching Assistant