Geography is about understanding the world’s people, places and environments. We feel it is important to offer this subject at KS4 to allow students the opportunity to extend their KS3 knowledge and gain a valued qualification at KS4. Geography covers a broad range of content which is not only useful in later life but also promotes understanding of cultural differences and diversity. We feel the content and benefits of this curriculum match the ethos of our school.
Our specification enables a variety of teaching and learning approaches. This exciting and relevant course studies geography in a balanced framework of physical and human themes and investigates the link between them.
Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs). Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.