Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose.”
– Michael Palin
Our geography curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential geographical knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces students to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
Miss J McNulty
Head of Department for Geography
Our geography curriculum is carefully designed and delivered to:
- inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives” (OPENING HEARTS through inspiration)
- equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. (OPENING MINDS to new knowledge)
- deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments (OPENING MINDS to deeper understanding)
- further develop geographical disciplines including data analysis, source interpretation and the effective communication of geographical information (OPENING DOORS through the application of developing scholarly disciplines)
Year 7, 8 and 9 Curriculum Content
Our Key Stage 3 history curriculum honours the breadth and ambition of the history national curriculum for Key Stage 3.
|Autumn||Rick Riordan's 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief'|
|Spring||Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist'|
|Summer||Arthur Conan Doyles' 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'|
|Autumn||Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre'|
|Spring||John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'|
|Summer||William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'|
|Autumn||Susan Hill's 'Woman in Black'|
|Spring||William Shakespeare's 'Henry V'|
|Summer||Marjorie Blackman's 'Naughts and Crosses'|
At GCSE, each unit selected allows students to develop their knowledge clearly.
|Autumn||19th Century novel - 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens|
|Spring||Explorations in creative reading and writing (English Language Paper One)|
|Spring||Modern texts and poetry - 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestley|
|Summer||Writers' viewpoints and perspectives - non-fiction (English Language Paper 2)|
|Autumn 1||'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare|
|Spring||AQA Relationships Poetry Anthology|
|Summer||Revision and Examination|
Key Stage 4 Geography students follow the Edexcel GCSE History specification. For further details, please follow the link below.
Key Stage 5 History students follow the AQA A Level History specification. For further details, please follow the link below.’
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