Head of the Geography Department: Miss McLaughlin
The KS3 Programme of Study is arranged around the themes of changing places, extreme places, threatened places, linked places, dangerous places and going places. Throughout this time opportunities are provided for students to demonstrate the progress they are making through both formative and summative assessments where peer and self assessment are important features.
Throughout their study of Geography students explore key concepts which help to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding. These are, place, scale, space, physical and human processes, interdependence, environmental interaction and sustainability and cultural understanding and diversity. They also develop the skills of enquiry based learning, fieldwork, geographical communication and graphical and visual literacy.
Many of our students go on to study geography or geography related subjects with significant success at university.