In the lower school we we focus our learning through place, in each location studying a variety of themes. In year seven we study the United Kingdom looking in detail at National Parks, Coasts, Settlements,Ecosystems and the Environment. In year eight we broaden our horizons into Europe studying the European Union, Weather and Climate, Farming, Glaciation and Rivers. In year nine we take on global issues around the World considering Development, Hurricanes, Global Warming, Population, Tectonics and Poverty.
G.C.S.E. (A.Q.A.):Geography has a vital role in the 21st Century, we aim to help students make sense of the complex and interrelated issues of climate change, poverty and sustainability. The earth is dynamic and through the context of real places students will learn how physical, human and environmental processes interact to form their world.
"Happy Travelling, Remember a Responsible Tourist Leaves no Trace!"
This is a new and interesting course and the syllabus content is an equal balance of Physical and Human Geography. The aim is to provide pupils with a clear overall view of the world in the first part of the 21st century and to understand their place within it.
The Physical (natural) unit includes topics on: The Restless Earth, Rocks Resources and Scenery, Living World, Water and Ice on the Land and the Coastal Zone. The Human (people) unit includes topics on: Population Change, Changing Rural and Urban Environments, The Development Gap, Globalisation and Tourism.
There is great importance attached to acquiring skills and pupils will have the opportunity to develop: communication skills, graphical and cartographic skills, technological skills including I.C.T. and Geographical Information Systems, Interpersonal skills through debate and discussion, literacy and numeracy, problem solving skills, entrepreneurial skills and awareness of career possibilities.
A LEVEL (W.J.E.C.)
At AS and A2 pupils will be taught a broad range of skills that will equip them to go on to higher education. Beyond literacy and numeracy there will be opportunity to develop graphical skills, cartography, GIS, statistics, field studies and independent research.
We hope that at both AS and A2 students will depart from us understanding the facts of environmental concerns, appreciating sustainable development and as global citizens with a quest for knowledge of the world in which they live.
For full details on the course of study at A.S and A level please see the prospectus.