Welcome to Geography

Geography 1

Geography VCOP Placemat

Michael Palin 2011 - “So many of the world’s current issues – at a global scale and locally – boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them. Global warming as it affects countries and regions, food and energy security, the degradation of land and soils from over-use and misuse, the spread of disease, the causes and consequences of migration, and the impacts of economic change on places and communities.”

At All Saints we believe that Geography is indispensable to the understanding of the modern world. We aim to encourage a life long interest in the world.

A2 Student - “The lessons have been extremely enjoyable and I have loved having them”


Key Stage 3

Students in Years 7 to 9 follow the National Curriculum. There is also the option to study GCSE Geography either early in Y9 and Y10.


Key Stage 4

Students follow the 2 year GCSE Geography course (AQA). The course is based on a balanced framework of physical and human geography. It allows students to investigate the link between the two themes, and approach and examine the battles between the man-made and natural worlds.


Key Stage 5

Students can follow either the one year AS course or the two year A level course (AQA). These courses are co-taught.


Extra Curricular

Students in all Key Stages are given the experience to carry out fieldwork outside of the classroom.
Trips include the local areas, Whitby, the North York Moors and Leeds. There is also a biannual to Iceland.

 

 


Main Programmes of Study

 

KS3

Y7: Map work | Hydrology | Yorkshire | Coasts
Y8: Weather & Climate | Natural Resources | Rocks, Weathering & Soils
Y9: International Development | Plate Tectonics | Population and Urbanisation

 

KS4

GCSE (AQA specification)
Paper 1: Living with the physical environment: The challenge of natural hazards | The living world| Physical landscapes in the UK
Paper 2: Human Topics: Urban issues and challenges | The changing economic world| The challenge of resource management
Paper 3: Geographical applications: Issue evaluation, Fieldwork and Geographical skills

 

KS5

AS (AQA specification)
Paper 1: Water and carbon cycles | Contemporary urban environments
Paper 2: Changing Places | Geography fieldwork investigation and geographical skills

A Level (AQA specification)
Component 1: Water and carbon cycles | Coastal systems and landscapes | Hazards
Component 2: Global systems and global governance | Changing Places | Contemporary urban environments
Component 3: Geography fieldwork investigation (Submitted to the exam board)

All units also include the development of a wide range of geographical skills, including cartographic, graphical, enquiry and ICT skills.