Meet the Department
|Miss Allsopp||Curriculum Leader|
|Mrs K York||Teacher|
|Mrs P Wingham||Teacher/Assistant Head|
We hope to inspire students in all years to develop a fascination and curiosity about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our topics should equip learners with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, and environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes, and the formation of landscapes and environments. The skills and activities geography students cover (collaboration, analysing evidence, problem-solving, making decisions and critically evaluating information, ideas and viewpoints) stands them in good stead for further education and the workplace.
Our Key Stage 3 curriculum reflects the skills and ideas needed to build a solid foundation for the GCSE course (AQA 8035) We test our students regularly to establish their understanding of the topics and where necessary support and revisit learning.
Two fieldwork opportunities are undertaken in KS4. In KS3 we try to do at least one external visit; usually to a river in the New Forest, although many geographical concepts can be explored outside the classroom but within the school environs.
Geography teaching staff and the two Student Leaders for Geography are available to assist the students should the need arise and as the Y11 ‘exam season’ approaches regular revision support is scheduled after school and at lunchtime. For all internal assessment, students will be given notice and advice on what to revise.
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