Subject Template - Geography
Mrs E. Turgoose
Mr G. Robbins
Mr G. West
Mrs A. Austin
Mr C. Watson
KS3 (Year 7, 8 and 9)
See ‘Geography KS3 Overview 2018-2020 Cohort (Current Year 8 only) Curriculum Mapping - Scheme of Work’ and ‘Geography KS3 Overview 2019-2021 Cohort (Current Year 7 and onwards) Curriculum Mapping - Scheme of Work’ for full detail of the KS3 course.
KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Exam Board and Course
AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography
GCSE Course Breakdown
Paper 1: Living with the Physical environment
Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment
Paper 3: Geographical Applications
· GCSE Pod contains videos for all of the topics covered at GCSE. All students in Year 9-11 have a login.
· BBC Bitesize: AQA Geography has many activities aimed at all aspects of the GCSE course.
Other useful websites:
Students at the Vale Academy benefit from Geography enrichment trips in Britain and abroad. For example, KS4 students have visited the Holderness Coast and Naples, Italy. KS3 students will have the opportunity to ‘spend a night in a National Park’ with a trip to Castleton in the Peak District National Park.
A range of lunchtime and after school intervention/revision sessions are made available. The faculty runs a KS3 ‘Humanities’ Club. It involves lots of fun activities and gives students the opportunity to study Humanities topics that are of interest to them but are not taught in class eg. Ecobricks.
Studying Geography in either an Arts or a Science combination will lead you to the widest possible career opportunities in scientific and environmental services; management; travel and tourism as well as social services. It will equip you with a wide range of investigative and analytical skills which is what most employers are looking for.
Number of Lessons Per Week
KS3: 2 hours
KS4: 3 hours
KS5: 4 hours