Subject Intent: Why Geography?

The Geography curriculum ensures that our students are able to understand the world in which they live and inspire them to tackle the issues we face. In making sense of the world we live in, the interactions between human and physical process and exploring sustainable futures, our students will develop a range of skills that prepare them for work or further study. Our geographers become proficient at researching and exploring geographical issues, they develop problem solving and decision making skills whilst handling and collecting data in the field. Our geography students leave enriched with skills, become intellectually aware of what is happening in the world and ready to understand, study or work in a changing world.

What will I study?

Component 1- Physical Geography -40%
  • Hazards
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Water and carbon
Component 2- Human Geography -40%
  • Changing places
  • Resource security and governance
Component 3- NEA –20% An Independent investigation conducted by the student.

Geography

Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.

What are lessons like in this subject?

In Geography, lessons are engaging and interactive. We use IT, media, and a range of academic materials to explore and research geographical issues. There are four days of required fieldwork where students conduct data collection tasks, visiting the Holderness coasts and exploring the local geography.

What our
students

say

This course is enjoyable because it allows you to look at key world processes, and how these can be managed, giving problem solving and evaluating to the strategies. With there being human and physical geography topics, there will be an interest for everyone.

Archie Atkins-Sloan, Rossington All Saints Academy

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