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Harlington Upper School

Geography

The year 9 Geography course includes several units that aim to develop a range of skills and develop an awareness of the complex geographical systems in the world around them. Unit one focuses on investigating places allowing the study of the human and physical features of Japan and Ghana it helps the development of  comparison skills making links between the geographical processes and the creation of distinct human and physical landscapes. The second unit focuses on the physical processes of hazards including flooding, tsunami’s and hurricanes looking at the causes and human interactions relating to these hazards. The third topic investigates the human process of globalisation allowing students to assess whether there are positive or negative implications of an increasing globalised world.

Throughout the units students develop greater competence in using geographical knowledge, approaches and concepts (such as models and theories) and geographical skills in analysing and interpreting different data sources. In this way pupils will continue to enrich their locational knowledge and spatial and environmental understanding.

 Visit the Sixth Form Curriculum pages for information on AS and A2 Geography.