Head of Department: Mr G Carrothers
What will I study
In Year 10 Geography, students will study a range of units, covering both Human and Physical Geography. Students will focus on building a solid foundation of physical processes, how humans interact and change the natural world. The new curriculum for the 21st century sees pupils investigating up to date case studies, building knowledge and acquiring skills that will help them meet future demands within our society.
We teach the OCR B: Enquiring Minds syllabus:
The Physical World – Global Hazards, Changing Climate, Sustaining Ecosystems and Distinctive landscapes.
The Human World – Dynamic development, Resource Reliance, Changing Cities and UK in the 21st Century.
Students will take part in 2 pieces of fieldwork as part of the course, which are an essential part of the GCSE specification and which are examined at the end of year 11. One is based in Walton on the Naze and the other in Stratford, London.
We also offer non-compulsory International Fieldtrips to either Iceland or Italy.
.How will I be assessed?
Geography is assessed through written exams.
Anything else I need to know
Geography requires: Clear and accurate written communication; Debating and discussion skills; Skills of analysis, explanation and making links; Willingness to explore recent human and physical events in the news; Perseverance, organisation and dedication
Geography is a highly respected academic subject and ideal for students hoping to apply to university, not just to study Geography. It is also particularly useful for anyone considering work in Policy and Government, the Physical Environment, Geographical Information Systems, the Built Environment, Travel, Tourism and Leisure, The Business World and in Society, Development and Global Issues. Geography is a “facilitating” subject, which will be useful for any career or academic pathway an individual wishes to follow.