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Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum consists of the units outlined below. These cover a range of geographical topics and skills. There is an emphasis on developing both literacy and numeracy via extended writing, analytical and interpretive skills, and practical fieldwork skills (e.g. field trip to Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park in Year 8). Students are also encouraged to develop their skills through non-verbal assessment, including model-making.

Assessment

All assessments are completed in class under controlled conditions in order to build up vital skills required for success at GCSE level. Pupils are made aware of what they are being assessed on, and how, early on in the unit. These assessments are based on five Assessment Objectives (AOs) which have been devised from the GCSE specifications, a copy of which can be found in your child’s exercise book.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, Geography is examined and assessed by AQA and we follow Specification A. Across the key stage, we study interesting and engaging topics that are relevant to today’s world. Teaching not only gives students a deep understanding of the geographical content and skills, but also focuses heavily on examination technique and the answering of questions to provide students with the confidence in this area. There is currently fieldwork undertaken (in Cambridge) in Year 10 to prepare for the Controlled Assessment write up.

Geography Staff

Mr Durrant
Lead Learner of Geography

Mrs Coleman
Teacher of Geography

Mr Wallis
Teacher of Geography

Curriculum Plan