In Geography, we encourage students to take an interest in the complex physical and human systems and processes, studying how these forces interact and affect each other in different places all around our world.
Through Years 7 to 9, Geography is delivered as a series of modules within the framework of the Humanities curriculum.
Students who choose to continue Geography at GCSE level investigate the world and its environment at all scales, from the personal and local to the global. Over the course of two years, students will study a diverse range of issues including water and its effect on the physical and social landscape, weather and climate, the balance between population and resources, and economic and industrial change.
During the course, students take part in a number of fieldwork exercises which result in an enquiry based coursework worth 10%, combined with another largely class-based problem solving decision-making exercise (DME) which equals 15%. The remaining 75% of marks are covered by two papers designed to examine students’ knowledge and skills gained over the past two years around themes in Core Geography - Unit 1 (40%) and issues in Options Geography - Unit 2 (35%).