As part of the Humanities Faculty, geographers pride themselves in developing students’ skills, achievements, knowledge and understanding of the world in which we live. Geography is an imperative subject for developing knowledge of topical and pressing issues that affect our daily lives, such as climate change, flooding, urbanisation and tourism. By encouraging independent and group learning students quickly develop analytical and critical thinking skills useful across the curriculum, whilst making studying Geography an enjoyable, stimulating and relevant subject.
Facilities / Resources
Geography is one of three subjects taught within the Humanities Faculty. The faculty has six classrooms, with interactive smart boards, access to laptops and GIS to encourage students’ progress. The Geography Department also has a range of fieldwork equipment to enable the students to enjoy outdoor learning and investigation.
Key Stage 3
In Year 7: students study Geography twice a week (2 hours) and cover the following topics:
- Planet Progress
- A Thirsty Planet
- Business Boom
- Beautiful Brazil
- Extreme Environments
In Year 8: students study Geography twice a week (2 hours), developing knowledge acquired in Year 7 and covering the following topics:
- Hurricane Havoc
- Impossible Places
- Our Restless Earth
- Yorkshire’s seaside
- Paradise Lost
Key Stage 4
From Year 9 through to Year 11, students have 3 Geography lessons a week and follow the AQA (1-9) GCSE Geography specification, studying the following:
Living with the physical environment
Section A: The challenge of natural hazards
Section B: The living world
Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK
Challenges in the human environment
Section A: Urban issues and challenges
Section B: The changing economic world
Section C: The challenge of resource management
Section A: Issue evaluation
Section B: Fieldwork
Key Stage 5
KS5 Geography is currently taught as part of our joint Brigg Sixth Form at Sir John Nelthorpe. For more details please visit http://www.briggsixthform.co.uk/geography/
KS4 fieldwork follows the AQA GCSE requirement, compromising of two contrasting pieces of fieldwork in both Physical and Human Geography. Students also have the opportunity to attend non-compulsory fieldwork in Norfolk. This will be to study a range of physical and human topics which include, coastal management, urban regeneration, tourism and river course.
In September 2017 Year 9/10 students visited the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
Enrichment / Extra-Curricular
A range of intervention and after school revision sessions are made available. The faculty also runs a KS3 ‘Humanities’ Club.
Links and Further Information
There are many clips of geographical processes explained on YouTube.