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Geography

Who’s who in the Department?

  • Mrs K. Mitchell - Head of Department
  • Miss L. Richardson - 2nd in Department
  • Mr M. Casstles
  • Mrs R. Finbow
  • Miss R. Liggett

We work hard to encourage all our learners to strive towards high levels of achievement. We aim to equip them with the knowledge, understanding and skills which will enable them to take an active and life-long interest in the world. We hope our learners will always want to look around them, to understand what they see, to appreciate other cultures and to care about their environment.

Curriculum - From September 2022

Key Stage Three

Learners are taught a variety of Geography units throughout the first three years.

Year 7 Curriculum

Geomorphology, Map Skills, Globalisation, Weather and Climate, Population Change, Chester - Our Settlement

Year 8 Curriculum

Russia, Glaciation, Africa, Resource Management, Asia, Ecosystems

Year 9 Curriculum 

Climate change & conservation, Plate tectonics, Middle East, Rivers, Coasts and Tourism

Key Stage 4 - AQA Geography

Physical Geography – students will study - Living with the physical environment

Tectonic, Weather and Climate Hazards, Ecosystems and Cold Environments, River and Coasts

Human Geography – learners will study - Challenges in the human environment

Changing Urban Environments, Changing Economic World, Resource Management Overview and Resource Management: Water

Learners will also complete fieldwork which will develop skills of data collection, analysis and presentation. This will prepare the learners for the section of the course - Geographical applications which includes Issue evaluation and Fieldwork

Key Stage 5 - Edexcel Geography

Year 12

Learners study:

Tectonic Processes and Hazards and Glaciated Landscapes and Change, Globalisation and Regenerating Places

Year 13

Learners study:

The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity, The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security, Superpowers, Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

Learners complete physical and human fieldwork in Year 12 and 13 which will develop skills of data collection, analysis and presentation. This will prepare the learners for the independent investigation worth 20% of final A Level.