Geography looks at how people interact with the environment that surrounds them. Many of the skills developed in this subject are valuable and transferable, such as data handling and problem solving.
A good working knowledge of geography is particularly useful for anyone looking to pursue a career in tourism, conservation, town planning or horticulture.
Key Stage 3
Students follow the national curriculum.
Key Stage 4
Physical and human geography is examined during this course and it also involves practical fieldwork in various locations such as the Lake District. Weather, geology, population and tourism are all covered. Assessment is made via two written examinations (75%) and 20 hours in the field (25%).
NEW! Key Stage 5
In the first year students will cover four modules looking at rivers and floods, coasts, population change and energy issues. In the second year students cover subjects such as ecosystems, plate tectonics, globalisation and contemporary conflicts. This course includes fieldwork investigations, assessment is via exam only.
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The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.