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Geography
Department Aims
The aim of the geography department is to bring an understanding and sense of place for where we and others live. We look at the physical processes which shape our natural world as well as human activity and the impact we have on our environment. We aim for students to understand the interdependence between people living in different parts of the world and be able to empathise with others people’s lives and viewpoints.

We aim to foster a sense of awe and wonder towards the world and its people and understand the importance of providing for people today whilst also being able to protect the interests of future generations.
Department Staff
- Mrs. G. Chenery (Head of Department)
- Mrs. A. Tune (Head of Year 9)
- Mr T. Lewis (Head of Year 11)
Key Stage 3 Information
Geography is part of the core curriculum in years 7 and 8. Geography covers a variety of variety of topics.

In Year 7 we consider:
  • Map Skills
  • UK (including a local study)
  • Weather and Climate
  • Hazards
  • Environmental issues
  • Italy

In Year 8 we consider:
  • Brazil
  • Ecosystems
  • Sustainable development and globalisation
  • Tourism
  • World sport and fashion

Throughout all these units we develop a range of important geographical ideas and key skills.
Key Stage 4 Information
Geography is a popular option subject in years 9, 10 and 11. Students follow the OCR Geography B syllabus. The following 4 key themes are studied:

  • Rivers and Coasts
  • Population and Settlement
  • Natural Hazards
  • Economic Development

Students sit 2 exams:
  • 1 on 3 of the key themes
  • 1 as a decision making exercise, based on 1 of the key themes (in rotation each year.)

Students complete a controlled assessment based on coastal fieldwork, following a compulsory field trip to Norfolk. (please note a small cost for this compulsory trip).
Out of school activities
The geography department aims to run a full programme of field trips every year.

Last year there was an Iceland trip which was a great success. We are also committed to take advantage of any other opportunities that might arise during the year.
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