At KS3, students are set in Years 7 and 9 and taught in mixed ability groups in Year 8. Students cover a whole host of topics which cover the 3 main types of Geography. In year 7 students concentrate on getting to know their basic geographical skills and place in the world as well as their local area and the differences between developed and developing countries. Year 8 students build on their skills from year 7 and look at comparing different continents as well as physical processes which are at work in coastal places. Year 9 have a balance between physical and human Geography where they study hazards both tectonic and climatic and the impacts they have socially, economically and environmentally. Students complete end of unit assessments which are in the style of GCSE assessments to equip them with the necessary skills should they wish to take their studies further.
At key stage 4, students are taught in mixed ability classes and cover a range of physical and human Geography topics. Students are following the syllabus set out by AQA B. Students complete 2 papers both of which are 1 hour 30 in length. Students are also required to complete 2 pieces of coursework which are worth a total of 25% of their overall mark. One is an energy project set by the exam board and the other is a fieldwork investigation taken from a series of titles set by the board. More information about the course and content can be found by clicking on the following link:
Click below for subject specification and past papers for all students sitting GCSE exams in 2016 and 2017.