Who’s who within the team
Mrs Caine - Geography
Curriculum coverage at KS3
In years 7 and 8 students study a range of topics detailed below which aim to develop and broaden their knowledge of places at a range of scales from local to international including the Middle East, Africa and Asia (where students will select a country to study). Throughout years 7 and 8 students will develop and apply a wide variety of skills including, data handling, map skills, interpreting photographs and satellite images to name a few. They will develop their understanding of key geographical processes and human interaction with a range of environments. This will enable them to work independently and prepare them for GCSE geography.
Year 7 will study:
- Discovering Geography
- Water world
Year 8 will study:
- Shaping the land
In year 9 students will study Humanities which will cover the topics below from Geography which will all be taught through independent enquiry and research:
- How to ruin a planet
Curriculum coverage at KS4
Students who opt for GCSE Geography will study the new OCR A GCSE specification called ‘Geographical Themes’. The specification provides a dynamic, contemporary and exciting opportunity for students to engage with the world around them. They will study the following topics:
- Part 1: Landscapes of the UK, People of the UK, UK Environmental challenges.
- Part 2: Ecosystems of the planet, People of the planet, Environmental threats to our planet.
- Part 3: Geographical skills and fieldwork.
Please note that field work is a compulsory part of the GCSE geography course. All geographical skills will be taught throughout the course rather than a discreet topic.
To find out more about the specification please follow this link:
Current year 11 students are studying the Edexcel A specification which can be found at:
Again, fieldwork is compulsory and year 11 students are studying the following topics:
- Unit 1: Geographical skills and challenges
- Unit 2: The natural environment
- Unit 3: The human environment
- Unit 4: Investigating geography (controlled assessment)