Geography encompasses the world in which we live, our own local environment, other nations and cultures and a wide range of global issues. Both human and physical geography is included at all levels of our curriculum.
The curriculum is progressive, gathering in both speed and momentum through the Key Stages. Skills are integral to the work and fieldwork is also included at every level. The breadth of the course means that Geography is a popular option at GCSE.
In Years 7 to 9 we build on topics such as maps and mapping, the physical environments of rivers, coasts and glaciers, and other cultures found in countries as diverse as China, The United States of America, Brazil and the Horn of Africa. Weather and Climate are also key topics and these include natural disasters, ecosystems, energy sources, globalisation and other global issues. The very dynamic nature of the subject enables flexibility to include current events, as and when relevant.
The exciting and diverse GCSE course covers a wide range of physical and human topics and includes coastal-based fieldwork, all of which enable students to gain a valuable knowledge of the world about us along with a versatile range of skills to help them in many different subject areas for the future.