Geography

Curriculum Intent

We study geography because it is a multi-faceted discipline that combines the analysis of social questions, environmental issues and real-world solutions. Geographers investigate interactions between mankind (human geography) and our physical environments such as the causes and impacts of climate change.

We equip learners with empathy of other cultures through the study of real-world examples. Using practical fieldwork and research skills, we investigate problems on variety of scales from local (food banks) to global (water shortages).


Key Stage 3:

  • 3 x 60-minute lessons per fortnight.
  • Classes are set / mixed ability.
  • Work is complete in exercise books / booklets which are kept at home and brought to lesson
  • Assessments are once per half term and the assessment is marked out of 80.
  • Progress is monitored and tracked by the head of department and a senior leader
  • Homework is set every fortnight via worksheets/ online Microsoft Teams and completion and submission is monitored on Class Charts and Microsoft Teams

Awards are given every half term in the form of subject awards for students who have exceeded expectations in the subject.

 


Key Stage 4:

  • 5 x 60-minute lessons per fortnight.
  • Classes are set / mixed ability.
  • The examination specification is AQA | Geography | GCSE | Geography and the course is worth 1 GCSE and externally assessed by exam (75%) and coursework (25%)
  • Work is complete in exercise books / booklets which are kept at home and brought to lesson
  • Internal assessments are once per half term and the assessment is marked out of 80.
  • Progress is monitored and tracked by the head of department and a senior leader
  • Homework is set every fortnight via worksheets/ online Microsoft Teams and completion and submission is monitored on Class Charts and Microsoft Teams
  • Awards are given every half term in the form of subject awards for students who have exceeded expectations in the subject.

 


Extended Curriculum

Clubs 

  • GCSE+ for Year 11 on Tuesday and Thursday after school 

Extra Support 

  • GCSE+ for Year 11 on Tuesday and Thursday after school 

Experiences

  • All students attend a fieldtrip to Hornsea in the Summer term of Year 10
  • All students attend a fieldtrip to Castleton Peak District in the Autumn term of Year 11

 


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Rochdale
OL16 4XA

T 01706 716 761

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Lettings

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