“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine
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
Mr L Murray – Head of Department
Mrs L Anderson
Mr A Logie – Newsletter / Publicity Co-ordinator
Mrs A Martin – part time
Mr D Rayson – Head of Year
Mrs B Law