The Geography Department is a well- resourced working environment within A Block. There are three dedicated rooms all equipped with internet access, two having interactive whiteboards and the other a computer linked to a projector. Both rooms have DVD facilities.
Regular Geography fieldtrips take place mainly to link into the GCSE and A level courses. Examples include Poole, Chesil Beach, Studland, Bruton and Bristol.
- Introduction to Geography and Map Skills
- Plate Tectonics
- Cold Environments
- Food and Energy
- Development gap
- Warming planet
- Changing cities
Students start follow the AQA GCSE Geography course. Topics studied include:
- Living World
- Changing economic world
- Physical landscapes in the UK
- Physical Geography fieldwork – Does Chesil Beach need flood defences?
- Urban issues and challenges
- Human Geography fieldwork – What are the challenges of urban development in Bristol?
- Challenge of natural hazards
- Challenge of resource management
- Geographical skills
- Study of pre-release material from the AQA exam board.
The new 2018 examination is made up of three examinations
Paper 1 Living with the physical environment. 1 hour 30 mins 35 % of the final mark
Paper 2 Challenges of the human environment. 1 hour 30 mins 35% of the final mark
Paper 3 Geographical Applications Issue Evaluation, Fieldwork and Skills. 1 hour 15 mins worth 30 %
In Years 12 and 13 .
We follow AQA A Level (7037) First examined 2018 onwards.
Physical Geography topics
Water and Carbon Cycles
Coastal Systems and Landscapes
Human Geography topics
Contemporary urban environments
Global Systems and Global Governance
Geography Fieldwork Investigation
This is an independent 3- 4000 word investigation based on any topic covered in the syllabus. Each student must set a question, collect, record, present, analyse, draw a conclusion and evaluate the whole process.
Two examinations of 2 hrs 30 mins. Each worth 40 % each.
Made up of multiple choice questions, short answers and extended prose
Geographical Investigation worth 20 %