Year 7 & 8
Through Years 7 & 8, learners are gradually introduced to Geographical skills before applying this knowledge to complex units of study.
At present, Year 7 learners study units on Global Development, Worldwide Disasters & Geography of the UK.
In Year 8, learners will focus on Global Ecosystems, Urbanisation in the 21st Century & Geography of the World.
Year 9 & 10
The new, ‘9-1’ GCSE is made up of three exams which focus on studied topics from Physical Geography (unit 1), Human Geography (unit 2) and Geographical Skills & Fieldwork (unit 3) respectively. The exam board is AQA.
Learners aiming to improve their GCSE performance can attend after school sessions weekly. Exam boosters will also take place in the half term to help progress. Homework is set once every two weeks in Year 7 & 8 and weekly in Year 9 & 10 and is vital to the progression of learners. It will typically complement classwork, following on from material covered in lessons and could take a variety of forms such as reading comprehension, an extended writing task or a more independent research project.