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Geography

"Geography is a subject which holds the key to our future."  Michael Palin.

“As a young man, my fondest dream was to become a geographer. However, while working in the customs office I thought deeply about the matter and concluded it was too difficult a subject.  With some reluctance, I then turned to physics as a substitute."  Attributed to Albert Einstein.

Geography at CCW seeks to provoke and answer questions about the natural and human worlds.  We try to develop knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills which will help prepare pupils for adult life. Geography is also a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and future development. In studying geography pupils encounter different societies and cultures. This should stimulate them to think about their own place in the world, their values and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.

Subject Leader:  Mr J Brewster ([email protected])

Key stage 3 geography

“Geography is great because you learn new skills and new facts every lesson.”  Will year 8.

“Geography is interesting because I like the variety of ways we learn” Cassia year 8.

“I look forward to my geography lessons because my teacher helps me learn about the world around me.”  Molly year 8.

Our curriculum seeks to inspire and engage pupils, to promote a love of learning and ability to inquire and analyse.

Pupils study a broad range of topics at key stage 3 with year 7 and 8 designed to fire the imagination and encourage them to question the world around them.  Also developing core

geographical skills such as map and interpretation skills which will allow them to progress onto

GCSE geography and beyond.

Key stage 4 geography

“My teacher makes the learning relevant and uses current trends to put into context what is going on in our everyday lives” - Tenecia year 10.

“I really enjoyed learning about natural hazards and the impacts that they have had on people and the environment.”- Millie year 10.

Geography GCSE develops pupils understanding of natural features and processes, the diverse variety of the human environment and the interaction between them. Geography supports pupils to understand their role in society, it encourages them to consider different viewpoints, values and attitudes and make informed decisions on a variety of local, national and global issues.

  • Living with the physical environment – the challenges of natural hazards, the living world and physical landscapes in the UK.
  • Challenges in the human environment- urban issues and challenges, the changing economic world and the challenge of resource management.
  • Issues evaluation- how to make an informed decision based on resource material.
  • Fieldwork investigation in two contrasting locations.
  • A variety of different human and physical features of locations across the globe.
  • Develop geographical skills such as map skills, graphical and statistical techniques and all elements of a fieldwork enquiry.

Examination board

AQA GCSE Geography

Assessment

100% Examination

Paper 1: 35% Living with the physical environment

Paper 2: 35% Challenges in the human environment

Paper 3: 30% Geographical applications (an issue evaluation and geographical fieldwork skills)

Useful web links or books:

KS3 http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrw76sg

GCSE http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zkw76sg

www.bbc.co.uk/science/earth

Geography quizzes  http://www.triviaplaza.com/geography-world-quizzes/