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Geography Curriculum

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum consists of the units outlined in the supporting document. These cover a broad range of geographical topics and skills. There is an emphasis on developing both literacy and numeracy skills via extended writing, analytical and interpretive skills, and practical fieldwork skills in our local area. Students are also encouraged to develop their skills of critical thinking through creating and sharing opinions and discussing environmental problems.

Assessment

Most work is assessed on an ongoing basis through completion of work in booklets in order to build up vital skills required for success at GCSE level. For more structured assessments, we follow the Abbey College pillar structure cycle with pupils being made aware of what they are being assessed on, and how, early on in the unit.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, Geography is examined and assessed by AQA. Across the key stage, we study interesting and engaging topics that are relevant to today’s world. These 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 are currently a range of trips at GCSE level; Cambridge City Centre and Hunstanton.