Geography is core for all students at Key Stage 3. We aim to both inform and engage our students in order to produce well-informed citizens for our future. In addition to interesting and varied lessons, we have links with a local primary school and conduct local fieldwork prior to GCSE.
Our KS3 curriculum offers both depth and breadth regarding a range of geographical topics from Tropical Rainforests to Development and from Antarctica to Map Skills.
We aim to inspire our GCSE students to achieve their potential. As international links become closer, easier and faster, we need more than ever to understand the geography of our world. GCSE geography develops students’ knowledge and understanding through a wide variety of topics and also via the skills that employers require.
Topics are split between human, physical and fieldwork. We also conduct residential trips abroad, most recently visiting Iceland and Italy as well as our yearly trip to Swanage. The average class size in GCSE is 22 and we run three groups. We study AQA and our classes are in mixed ability groups.
Geography is one of the most exciting subjects to study at A Level. We live in an interdependent world caught up in chains of events, which span the globe. We depend upon an increasingly fragile physical environment, whose complex interactions require sophisticated analysis and sensitive management. Our A Level students are frequently very successful and many go onto study Geography or associated courses at university.
GCSE Grade 6 in Geography
Our A Level course is both varied and fascinating and tests a wide range of skills. Students will embark on the AS course by studying topics from Globalisation to Coasts. The full A Level sees a broader scope, bringing in Superpower Geographies and the Carbon and Water cycles as well as a NEA Fieldwork project. Students will be required to conduct this compulsory fieldwork (currently on the Isle of Wight) and integrate various skills into their work at both AS and A Level.