Mr. A. Pritchard (Head of Geography, RE)
Mr. A. Gould (Geography, RE,)
Mr. R. Cranmer (Year 7)
Don't forget………… without Geography, you are nowhere!!!!
In the Geography Department we provide a course which allows students to make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. We use a wide variety of teaching methods to enable students to build on their own experiences, in order to investigate places and issues on all scales, from personal to global. To support the course we offer a number of fieldwork opportunities, enabling pupils to develop their abilities in investigation and critical thinking related to peoples lives now and in the future.
In years 7-9 pupils study a range of geographical topics covering a wide variety of contemporary issues. From working out carbon footprints and understanding the importance of being more sustainable to looking at the impact of and how to manage natural disasters.
Year 7 Topics include: Dangerous Geography, Hurricanes, How big is Your Foot?, Investigating Weather, The Chewing Gum Problem, Agriculture in Norfolk
Year 8 Topics invlude: Tourism, Plate Tectonics - Volcanoes, Too many People? (Population), Coasts, The Geography of Sport – Football and London 2012
Year 9 Topics include: Managing popular environments (UK), The Rainforest, Is the world fair? (Development), The Geography of Crime, Restless Earth (Earthquakes and Tsunamis), Urban Problems and solutions
Exam Board: AQA Syllabus A
Proven Track Record
We are proud of our continued popularity and standards. Geography continues to be one of the most popular GCSE options. The vast majority of students attain and often exceed their predicted targets within the subject and many go on to study Geography in further education.
What will I study in Geography?
- In Geography we have opted to follow the AQA A syllabus. This is a contemporary course, focussing on REAL ISSUES, which are affecting our world today.
- There are three units, each make up your final grade.
- There are two 1 and a half hour examinations which are based on taught material.
- The final third comprises a ‘Controlled Assessment.’ This represents coursework and is completed during lesson and fieldtrip time.
- All exams are completed at the end of year 11 (June 2014).
How will I be taught?
Lessons are both varied and exciting and the department creates a positive and friendly environment within the classroom. We use a diverse range of teaching resources (as with KS3) to ensure that lessons are interesting, thought provoking and relevant.
Again, like KS3, there are plenty of fieldwork opportunities at GCSE. Fieldwork is a vital part of Geography and you will have the chance to visit the East Suffolk Coast to collect data for the controlled assessment as well as joining us on a residential fieldtrip in year 11.