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Geography

At Key Stage 3 we cover a range of Physical and Human Geography topics that range from Weather to Globalisation. Skills, including map work, are taught throughout all topics to ensure pupils are prepared for GCSE.

At KS3 we cover a range of Physical and Human Geography topics. Skills, including map work, are taught throughout all topics to ensure pupils are prepared for GCSE and A level. 

The GCSE level follows the AQA Specification A. This includes the following topics: Tectonic Hazards, Weather Hazards, The Living World, Physical Landscapes in the UK, Urban Issues and Challenges, The Changing Economic World, The Challenge of Resource Management.

Pupils will carry out two days of fieldwork to learn the process of geographical enquiry. 

Assessment consists of three examination papers in Year 11 which are based on the physical environment (35%), the human environment (35%), and geographical application (30%).

At A level we follow the AQA Specification. This includes the following topics: Water and Carbon Cycles, Glacial Systems and Landscapes, Changing Places, Global Governance, Contemporary Environments, Hazards.

Across the A level pupils will carry out four days of fieldwork in both human and physical environments. Assessment consists of two examinations and coursework. One examination is based on human geography (40%) and the other on physical geography (40%). Coursework accounts for 20% of the marks.

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