We follow the National Curriculum.
In Key Stages 1 and 2 there is a two year rolling programme which enables children to progress confidently with the same teacher, whilst meeting the objectives over two years.
Key Stage 1
Where in the World?, An Island Home, Going to the seaside.
Contrasting Locality overseas e.g. Mexico, France, Around Our School, How Can We Make Our Local Area Safer?
Key Stage 2 Years 3 & 4
Weather around the world, Village settlers, What’s in the news
Rivers and Mountains, Maps and Mapping, Investigating the local area, Improving the Environment.
Key Stage 2 Years 5 & 6
What’s in the news?, Water, Should the High Street be closed to traffic?, Should houses be built, Connecting ourselves to the world, A contrasting locality in the UK, An environmental issue, Planning and new housing development.
Investigating Rivers, Investigating Coasts, The Mountain Environment, Passport to the world, Geography and numbers.
Key Stages 3 & 4
Mr North takes Geography for the whole senior school.
Geography is part of the curriculum for all pupils in Years 7 to 11 and at Key Stage 3 it generally follows the recommended National Curriculum themes.
Throughout the senior school each pupil has their own text book, used alongside ICT back-up. Increasingly, lessons are delivered with the aid of ICT.
Autumn Term: Introduction to geography It’s your planet; Maps and map reading; About the UK
Spring Term: Glaciers; Rivers & Flooding
Summer Term: Africa; The Horn of Africa.
Autumn Term: Weather & Climate; Population; Urbanisation
Spring Term: Our Warming Planet; Asia
Summer Term: Using GIS – Geography & Crime; Southwest Asia
Autumn Term: From Rock to Soil; Living of Earth’s Resources; Earning a Living
Spring Term: International Development; Our Restless Planet; Russia
Summer Term: Middle East; Start GCSE Course
Key Stage 4 Years 10 & 11
Current Year 10 pupils follow the OCR GCSE 9-1 Specification B in Geography.
Our Natural World: Global hazards – Changing Climate
Our Natural World: Distinctive landscapes; Our Natural World: Sustaining ecosystems
Fieldwork, Carding Mill Valley river study; People and Society: Urban futures.
Current Year 11 pupils are following the OCR GCSE Specification B in Geography, this ends in the summer of 2017.
Unit 3 Natural Hazards; Controlled Assessment: fieldwork focus – Carding Mill Valley river study.
Unit 4 Economic Development.
Revision and exam practise.
Years 7, 8 & 9: 2 x 70 minutes per week.
Year 10: 2 x 70 minutes per week.
Year 11: 2 x 70 & 1 x 35 minutes per week.