Geography

KEY STAGE 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is divided into a series of themes that are taught during Years 7 and 8. Students will be taught in sets. These groups are organised according on their English set.

The Themes Taught in Year 7 are:

Themes Taught in Year 8 are:

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KEY STAGE 4

At KS4 students follow GCSE Geography OCR B – Geography for Enquiring Minds

The specification consists of 8 units, divided into 2 sections:

Section 1: Our Natural World

Section 2: People and Society

Students will complete an exam in both components. They will also undertake a third exam in Sustainable Decision Making and will be based on a geographical issue.

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KEY STAGE 5

Students study Edexcel A Level Geography. The course is divided into 4 sections:

Section 1: Physical Geography

Section 2: Human Geography

Section 3: Coursework

Students attend a weekend residential trip to collect information about a geographical issue, which is then used to produce a piece of coursework which will constitute 20% of the final exam grade.

Section 4: Decision Making Paper

Students will sit an exam which will focus on a topic linked to the units in sections 1 & 2. This will make up the final 20% of the exam grade.

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