Geography is part of the Humanities faculty which offers a wide range of courses for students. As Humanities staff we attempt to generate an ethos of humanity in all of our work, both in and out of the classroom.
The breadth of courses provides opportunities for students to succeed at many levels and with a wide variety of different interests; there really is something for everyone within the faculty.
We recognise that learning takes place both in and out of normal lessons
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.