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Geography

What is Geography?
Geography is the study of the earth’s landscapes, people and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.
Why is Geography Important?
  • Stimulate pupils’ interest in their surroundings and in the variety of human and physical conditions on the earth’s surface.
  • Foster pupils’ sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them.
  • Help pupils to develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat and thereby enhance pupils understanding of sustainability and their role in this.
  • Develop pupils understanding of countries at different levels of development.
What do we study in Geography?

2020-21 Geography Topics

Year

Topics

7

  • Your UK
  • Mapping
  • Ecosystems and Biomes
  • Weather and Climate
  • Local Actions, Global Effects

8

  • Globalisation
  • Fair Trade
  • Ecosystems and Biomes
  • Superpowers
  • Regeneration
  • Our Planet

9

  • Extreme Weather
  • Regeneration
  • GCSE Skills Introduction
  • GCSE UNITS:

  • Changing Landscapes
  • River Landscapes and Processes
  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity

GCSE

Physical Geography

  • UK Landscapes
  • Coastal Landscapes and Processes
  • River Landscapes and Processes
  • Weather Hazards and Climate Change
  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Human Geography

  • Global Development
  • Changing Cities
  • Resource Management
  • Water Resource Management

Field Studies

  • Walton on the Naze, Essex (Coasts)
  • Stratford, London (Urban)

A LEVEL

Physical Geography

  • Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Landscape Systems, Processes and Change
  • Coastal Landscape Change
  • The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
  • The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

Human Geography

  • Globalisation
  • Shaping Places
  • Regenerating Places
  • Superpowers
  • Global Development and Connections
  • Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

Field Studies

  • Southend High Street
  • NEA investigation: Southwold, Suffolk

Katie Spinks      Geography Head of Subject

Vicky Gray          Humanities Head of Faculty