The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people togetherBarack Obama

Geography is a fantastic subject to study! We are unique. We bridge the arts and science through our study of the earth and how people interact with it. Through physical geography, you will learn about the natural landscape and features found on our planet, learning about the continents, oceans and atmosphere. Through human geography, you will be given the opportunity to consider how people interact with each other and how we survive on this amazing planet. We consider challenges into the future and teach the importance of sustainable development.

You will learn a range of statistical, cartographic and investigative skills which can take you all over the world within your classroom. But we get out and about too! We make great use of new technologies, our school grounds and the local area to complete hands on fieldwork. We also have a number of enrichment opportunities including our trip to Iceland.

The skills you will learn in geography can be applied throughout your life. You will develop communication and teamwork skills. You’ll learn how to analyse and evaluate while looking for connections and explanations. These are key skills required by employers in your future. In fact, geographers are seen as some of the most employable graduates in the UK thanks to their range of skills and ability to think laterally.

Geography explains the past, illuminates the present, and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?Mr. Michael Palin
 

Geography Curriculum Information

Year 7

Autumn 1 – Geographical Skills
Autumn 2 – Settlement & Urbanisation

Spring 1 – Hydrology & Coasts
Spring 2 – Hydrology & Coasts

Summer 1 – Population
Summer 2 – Population

Year 8

Autumn 1 – Geology & Tectonics
Autumn 2 – Geology & Tectonics

Spring 1 – International Development
Spring 2 – International Development

Summer 1 – Weather & Climate
Summer 2 – Glaciation

Year 9

Autumn 1 – Changing Landscapes of the UK
Autumn 2 – Coasts

Spring 1 – Global Development
Spring 2 – Global Development

Summer 1 – Rivers & River Investigation
Summer 2 – Rivers & River Investigation

Year 10

Autumn 1 – Changing Cities
Autumn 2 – Urban Investigation

Spring 1 – Weather Hazards & Climate Change
Spring 2 – Weather Hazards & Climate Change

Summer 1 – Ecosystems & Biodiversity
Summer 2 – Ecosystems & Biodiversity

Year 11

Autumn 1 – Global Development & Mock Preparation
Autumn 2 – Global Development & Mock Preparation

Spring 1 – Resource Management & Fieldwork Investigation Revision
Spring 2 – Resource Management & Fieldwork Investigation Revision

Summer 1 – UK Challenges & Revision
Summer 2 – UK Challenges & Revision


SMSC in Geography


Spiritual

The awe and wonder of the natural world is at the heart of geographical investigation. Our studies of the power of the planet and how people interrelate with the landscape and atmosphere are intrinsic elements of this subject.



Moral

Geography provides us with the opportunity to appreciate different opinions and values at a range of scales. We consider the impact of government decisions such as China’s One Child Policy and attitudes towards global warming. We focus on local actions and their global effects and try to relate pupil’s own experiences to help them form their own opinions.



Social

People are at the heart of geography. We consider the impact of people on their physical environment as well as how they interact with each other. Through the study of geography, students become aware of their sense of identity, community and place in the world.



Cultural

Geography is naturally multicultural. Through our study of places, we can recognise what makes us different as well as our commonalties. Students can gain a better understanding of their own sense of place and space. We foster knowledge, tolerance and understanding and help to encourage social cohesion locally and globally.


Enrichment


We enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities in geography and we are always looking for new ways to enhance our classroom learning.

Current enrichment opportunities:

  • Local area studies
  • Fieldtrips to Carding Mill Valley and Shrewsbury
  • KS4 Enrichment trip to Iceland
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • British Council International Schools Award
  • Environment Agency problem solving activity day
  • Cross-curricular planning with Maths and Science
  • Primary liaison

Future enrichment opportunities we plan to develop:

  • Geography club
  • Enrichment trip in KS3
  • Further development of fieldwork opportunities
  • Further development of links with industry