Welcome to Geography
Key Stage 3 Pupils in Years 7 to 9 follow the National Curriculum. There is also the option to study GCSE Geography early in Y9 and Y10.
Key Stage 4 Pupils follow the 2 year GCSE Geography course (AQA Specification A) The course highlights the critical importance of geography for understanding the world and for stimulating an interest in places.
Key Stage 5 Pupils follow the AS and A2 GCE course (AQA)
- AS: The study of core geographical concepts along with contrasting themes of contemporary or environmental impact, management and sustainability.
- A2: An issues-based approach to contemporary geographical themes.
Pupils in all Key Stages are given the experience to carry out fieldwork outside of the classroom.
Trips include the local areas, Whitby, Yorkshire Dales and Dalby Forest. There is also a biannual to Iceland.
Main Programmes of Study
KS3 KS4 AS A2
Y7: Map work | Hydrology | Yorkshire | Coasts
Y8: Weather & Climate | Natural Resources | Rocks, Weathering & Soils
Y9: International Development | Plate Tectonics | Population and Urbanisation
Physical Topics: Water on the Land | Weather & Climate | Restless Earth
Human Topics: Tourism | Urban Environment | Development Gap
Local Fieldwork Investigation
Unit 1: Rivers, Floods and Management | Coastal Environments | Population Change | Energy Issues
Unit 2: Geographical Skills
Unit 3: Plate Tectonics | Ecosystems | Contemporary Conflicts and Challenges | World Cities
Unit 4: Geography Fieldwork Investigation
All units also include the development of a wide range of geographical skills, including cartographic, graphical, enquiry and ICT skills.