The Geography Department, which also includes Travel and Tourism, is a strong team who are passionate about their subject and the skills and opportunities that the study of Geography can offer students.
Geography offers students a fantastic range of learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom, with fieldtrips forming an important part of the subject ethos. We systematically develop oracy and reading skills as well as developing a deep subject knowledge at Key Stage 3 that allows students to access both GCSE and A Level.
Our curriculum is based around 4 major themes which should equip students with the knowledge and understanding that will prepare them for their future lives and provide them with the appetite to pursue Geography GCSE and beyond into further studies.
The 4 major themes in our vision for students:
7 Year Geography Learning Journey
The department offers a wide range of opportunities in order for all students to engage actively, to have exciting experiences and fulfill their potential within the subject at all key stages. The department oversees the Academy’s Eco Club which through the use of student leadership is developing a range of eco-friendly strategies to improve the environment of the Academy and its surrounding area. It also aims to secure the Eco Schools Green Flag Award during 2022 -23.
In addition, the KS3 Geography Curriculum will incorporate elements of a project called #WeWillExplore. The project encourages pupils and families to enjoy the great outdoors and become more active. In Geography students will build upon their map and navigation skills through the use of Geographical Information Systems. Pupils will design and take part in orienteering and geocache routes within the academy grounds and the local community, which includes 2 of our local feeder primary schools.
Contact: Head of Geography Mr W Elgar – [email protected]
Head of KS3 and concepts – Miss E Ullah – [email protected]