Geography is offered/delivered at KS3 level to students at the School and taught on a regular weekly basis as part of the Humanities Department. Support is also given to those who wish to pursue the subject further for an Entry Level Certificate.
Teaching is provided on a regular basis by the appointed Geography Tutors and based within the Humanities classrooms on the first floor. Lessons and teaching are delivered through; teacher explanation and talks, directed reading or study, research, online videos and class debate/discussion. The overall aim to provide a stimulating and varied approach to the study.
Selected from the Government National Curriculum, include:
- Rivers & Water – Transportation
- International Development – Global Warming
- Human Population – Maps and Mapping
- Natural Disasters – Africa & Asia
- Students also explore ethical values and dilemmas too, such as euthanasia.
OCR Entry Level Certificate; 1 Topic Test (30%) 1 Fieldwork Task (30%) 1 Project Task (40%)
- Our World
- Fieldwork Task: Urban Transport: Journeys, Flows & Management
- Research Task: Development, Inequalities & Third World
At KS3 level, end of topic assessments with subject related questions are set to assist in establishing benchmark level of students. At higher level regular assessments are completed in lessons with exam-style questions/practice exam papers to measure performance towards ELC target level.
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