Curriculum Geography

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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LIST OF SUBJECTS

ART
BUSINESS STUDIES
COMPUTING & ICT
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
DRAMA
ENGLISH
FOOD TECHNOLOGY
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
LAW
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
MUSIC
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH