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 – Topics covered are: Places / Environment / Tectonics / Newcastle’s Quayside fieldwork project

    • Entitlement fieldtrip to Newcastle’s Quayside where we investigate changing places (see photo below

Year  8 – Topics covered are: Rivers / Weather / Population & Development / Coasts

Year  9 – Topics covered are: Tourism / Glaciation / Urban Issues / Topical Issues / GCSE topic of Living World from Easter onwards

    • Enrichment residential fieldtrip to Holy Island as a rewards trip for around 70 students

KS4 Curriculum: AQA syllabus

Year  10 – Topics covered are: The Challenge of Resource Management / Natural Hazards / The Physical Landscapes of the UK

    • GCSE fieldwork in September with all students:
      • Cobalt Business Park for Human Geography (Changing Economic World)
      • Holywell Dene for Physical Geography (Physical Landscapes)

Year 11 – Topics covered are: The Changing Economic World / Urban Challenges

Optional revision residential in April of Year 11 in the Yorkshire Dales (see photo below)

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 / Contemporary Urban Environments

Independent Investigation worth 20% of A Level

4 days of fieldwork across the 2 years, in central Newcastle, Druridge Bay and the Lake District (see photo below)

Staffing:

Mr L Murray – Head of Department

Mrs L Anderson

Mrs B Law 

Mr A Logie – Publicity Co-ordinator

Mrs A Martin – Head of Year

Mr D Rayson – Head of Year