Geography

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 flooding, Asia and the regeneration of Birmingham. Year 9 have a balance between physical and human Geography where they study ecosystems and landscapes, tourism and climatic and its impacts socially, economically and environmentally. Students complete assessments at two points throughout the year. 

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 OCR B; Geography for Enquiring Minds. Students complete 3 papers, two of which are 1 hour 15 minutes in length, with their final exam paper being 1 hour 30 minutes in length, Students are also required to attend 2 field trips, which help support their final examination paper. More information about the course and content can be found by clicking on the following link:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-geography-b-geography-for-enquiring-minds-j384-from-2016/