The Geography Curriculum
Students follow a bespoke Key Stage 3 programme. It is a challenging programme of study which develops a wide range of skills, particularly collaborative learning skills. The units covered in year 7 are: The British Isles and Map skills, Site and Settlement, Population and Immigration, Tectonic Hazards, Weather and Climate, Rivers, Case Study on Life in China.
Students in year 8 learn from a diverse and challenging curriculum which prepares them well for the OCR B GCSE specification which is studied from year 9 onwards. Topics covered include: Global Development, Tropical Storms, Coasts, Flooding, Tropical Rainforest and Global Climate Change.
Key Stage 4 GCSE
The GCSE OCR B curriculum is studied over three years starting in Year 9. We build on students’ prior knowledge whilst ensuring a deep understanding is achieved. GCSE Topics covered include extreme weather, tectonic hazards, climate change, global development and landscapes of the UK which build on knowledge acquired in KS3. The GCSE develops to look at ecosystems, urban issues and development as well as the future of the UK and global issues such as food and energy security that could threaten development.
There are two compulsory fieldtrips one to Greenwich Millennium Village to study sustainability or transport and one trip to Epping Forest to study river landforms.