Category Archives: Geography

Head of Geography: Mr A Jennings

The aims of the Geography Department are to:
1. Stimulate interest and enthusiasm for all aspects of Geography.
2. Enable pupils to achieve their full potential in Geography.
3. Help pupils to understand the world they live in.
4. Develop an awareness of possible consequences of human activity.
5. Provide students with opportunities to study geography in the ‘outdoor classroom’.
All students receive three hours of geography per fortnight at Key Stage 3, five hours at Key Stage 4 and nine hours at AS/A2 level.
Every year group are given the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the subject through field trips. These include the Royal Geographical Society, Hollyfield Hall working farm, Walton-on-the-Naze coast, Epping Forest, Stratford, and the Natural History Museum.

Year 7 Geography

Students in Year 7 took their learning outside this week to encourage the link between the classroom and the real world.  Our students have been studying Weather and Climate and with the recent range of weather experienced in the UK we felt it was important to get out and explore matters further.  In this lesson we looked at the different cloud types and students were able to identify them and consider what types of clouds are associated with rain.

Mr Jennings – Head of Geography

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

We offer a varied and interesting approach to geography based on the National Curriculum. Geography is concerned with interrelationships between people, landscapes, economic, and ecological systems. It is hoped that by studying geography, pupils will develop an interest in the subject, an enquiring mind, and a concern for the future of the planet upon which they live. Students begin their GCSE course at the end of Year 9.

Key Stage 4 (GCSE)

The new AQA GCSE covers four units, incorporated into three exams at the end of Year 11:

Paper 1 = ‘Living with the physical environment’ (35%)

Paper 2 = ‘Challenges in the human environment’ (35%)

Paper 3 =  ‘Geographical Applications’ (30%)

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Outlined below are the core texts, websites and support materials advised for independent study:

  • KS3 BBC class clips – Secondary Geography