Geography

Introduction

There has never been a better or more important time to study Geography.  With growing interest in climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion, geography is one of the most relevant subjects you could choose to study.  Whatever your passion geography will provide you with the transferable skills that are required for future study.

KS3

 In Geography at Key Stage 3 a range of Human and physical topics are studied.  Within the subject we aim to give students a wide understanding of global issues and teach transferable skills that students can apply to other subjects.

We also aim to help students to understand Geographical processes through geographical enquiry and thinking skills. We aim to take students out of the classroom to learn where possible and help them with Graphicacy and visual literacy by encouraging them to use sources and map and graphs to gather evidence.

There are a number of key concepts that underpin the study of geography.  These are place, space, scale, interdependent physical and human processes, environmental interaction and cultural understanding and diversity.

Each year the students have opportunities to participate in trips based on topics they are learning. They have the chance to experience geography in real life and see how it applies to their everyday lives.

KS4

At Key Stage 4 we currently study the AQA specification.  There are three sections to this, Human Geography, Physical Geography and Skills/Fieldwork.  This specification gives students a broad understating of a wide range of topics preparing them for future studies. Students also carry go on a residential trip where they get to study both human and physical geography. This gives them a chance to practice skills they have been learning. 

KS5

We are currently working on the Key Stage 5 programme so that we can offer it to students who wish to study in our Sixth Form.

Trip and Visits and learning outside the classroom are key to broadening knowledge.  Please see trips and visits pages to see what our students get up to.

Qualifications

KS4

Qualification

Examining Body

GCSE Geography

AQA

 

Staff

Misss D Lombard

Head of Religious Studies and Geography - deborah.lombard@slougheton.com

Ms S Austin

Key Stage 3 Coordinator

Mr M Donnelly

Key Stage 4 Coordinator

Mr M Portch

Humanities Teacher

Mr A Leane

Deputy Head Teacher and Geography Teacher