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KS3 introduces students to what Geography is; the study of the planet, the people in and nature in it and the processes that shape our landscapes and cities. Students develop map skills using a range of different scales, the geography of the British Isles and Europe. The settlement unit examines the environmental and historical reasons for the growth of some towns and cities. Students will develop their awareness of the local and national geographies as well as beginning to think about the UK's links with the rest of the world. We look at several key case studies; the UK, Kenya, Brazil and China.
KS4: GCSE Geography looks at some of our planets more extreme environments as well as the links between our own areas and a distant location, focussing on the similarities and differences between the two places. We currently follow the OCR A specification for GCSE, which takes in topics such as deserts, mountains, energy, consumerism, UK issues and a recent earthquake event. 25% of the course is examined through a controlled assessment about consumerism for which will carry out fieldwork and research and 75% is assessed through 2 formal examinations. One exam is looking specifically at map skills and data interpretation.