- Geography Team
- Extra Curricular Opportunities
- Fieldwork Opportunities
- Education and Career Opportunities
- Key Stage 3 - Year 7-9
- Key Stage 4 - GCSE
- Key Stage 5 - AS/A2
Key Stage 3 - Year 7-9
Geography is taught in six mixed ability classes which tend to be between 27 and 30 students in size.
The Key Stage 3 course aims to provide students with the core knowledge, understanding and skills to become outstanding geographers, and aims to stimulate interest in the subject. In Year 7, students gain a knowledge and sense of place, develop their map skills and begin to study geographical issues from a local to global scale. In Year 8 and Year 9, students progress to investigate a wider range of issues, and by Year 9 they will have progressed to work more independently, analyse geographical data in detail, appreciate different viewpoints, show greater creativity and make and justify geographical decisions.
Fieldwork is used to develop curiosity in the subject and support learning. Year 7 students collect data on the environmental quality of the school site and participate in a day fieldtrip to Stockley Farm, Cheshire. Year 8 students collect data on infiltration rates on the school site and participate in a day fieldtrip to the Peak District to study rivers and tourism. Year 9 students participate in a day fieldtrip to Salford Quays to investigate the impacts of urban regeneration.
Year 8 rivers fieldtrip, Peak District, supported by Year 12 students
Year 8 Volcano models
Year 9 urban regeneration fieldtrip, Salford Quays
The Key Stage 3 course:
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