Seeking to develop independent enquirers
Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps make sense of a complex and ever changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.
Key Stage 3
Pupils learn about people and places on local, national and international scales. Geographical skills including map work, unpacking images, problem solving, description, analysis and ICT are developed.
- Year 7 study units are: ‘Geography Matters’, ‘Amazing Maps’, ‘Fantastic Places’, Wicked Weather & Curious Climates
- Year 8 study units are: Study units are: ‘Impossible Places’, ‘Best of Britain’, ‘Environmental Concerns’, Country Studies and ‘Amazing Coasts’ and fieldwork based on the Coastal unit
- Year 9 study units are: ‘Ecosystems’, ‘Dynamic Earth’, ‘Developing World with a focus on Africa’
Key Stage 4
Pupils learn about people, the environment and physical processes at a local, national and international scale using a variety of geographical skills including fieldwork (both human and physical). GCSE modules for study include: Living with the Physical Environment (including Natural Hazard, Living World and Physical Landscapes); Challenges in the Human Environment (including Urban Issues, Changing Economic World and Resource Management) and Geographical Applications (including Issues Evaluation and Fieldwork Skills).
For further details follow this link - GCSE Geography exam specification
Key Stage 5
Pupils study over the two years: ‘Physical Systems’ (including Landscape Systems and Earth’s Life Support Systems); ‘Human Interactions’ (including Changing Spaces, Making Places and Global Connections); ‘Geographical Debates’ and ‘Independent Investigation’. One week of fieldwork is undertaken in North Wales. All papers are sat in the summer of Year 13.
For further details follow this link to the OCR Geography A level Specification: OCR Geography A level Specification