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List of TLR Holders and their responsibilities: 

Dr Stuart Hartley - Head of Geography

Department aims: 

To develop an appreciation of the natural world around us; to have an awareness of people: how and where they live both locally and globally. To understand the importance of working towards a sustainable future. 

Approaches to teaching and learning: 

Developing knowledge and understanding which means that students can apply their understanding to new information.

Why the department has adopted this curriculum plan: 

We adopt an enquiry based approach to enable our students to become independent thinkers, develop key skills to prepare them for the world of work.  Students will develop a lifelong interest in the world around them and will be able to evaluate information effectively.  Students should become responsible stewards of the world to ensure a more sustainable future for the planet.

Principles of sequencing learning in this subject: 

Topics are taught to embed skills from year 7 and to interleave evaluation skills which are a cornerstone of the GCSE syllabus.

How students will receive feedback to enhance their knowledge and skills: 

A variety of verbal and written feedback is given and AFL is embedded after every assessment.  Peer assessment is also used throughout KS3 and KS4 to support students with developing their skills and knowledge.

Reading List (Key Stage 3): 

  • Progress in Geography Key Stage 3 ISBN: 9781510428003 published by Hodder Education
  • Oxford Geography 1,2 &3 published by Oxford University Press

Reading List (GCSE): 

  • Textbook: WJEC/EDUQAS GCSE (9-1) Geography B   ISBN:  9781471857874              published by Hodder Education
  • Revision guide: My Revision Notes   ISBN: 9781471887376  published by Hodder Education

Extracurricular and enrichment: 

Year 7 Zoolab experience, Year 9 trip to Hengistbury Head for those who have opted for GCSE geography, Year 10 Iceland trip.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural opportunities: 

All units of work look at the impacts of people on their surroundings and the different cultures, ecosystems etc.

Character development and British Values opportunities: 

An appreciation of why life is different in different countries and the reasons for this inequality.

Useful weblinks: 

GCSE Bitesize - EduqasGCSEPod 


Subject Documents Date  
Geography Curriculum Information 01st Sep 2022 Download
Learning Journey Geography 01st Sep 2022 Download