Welcome to Geography

Welcome to the geography department. We are a small department within the humanities faculty, and are comprised of caring staff who strive to ensure all students achieve their potential. We work hard to make lessons fun and relevant to today’s world. Our courses give students access to modern world issues at a range of scales, from local to global. We make use of modern resources e.g. web based and GIS (geographical information systems) and fieldwork resources such as our trips to the Peak District, the East Coast and further afield into Europe.

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Miss R Bowers

Head of Faculty r.bowers@adwick.outwood.com

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Mr J Broad

Vice Principal j.broad@adwick.outwood.com

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Mrs W Phillips

Associate Assistant Principal / Second in Faculty w.phillips@adwick.outwood.com

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Overview of the Year for Geography at Key Stage 3

The geography course at Key Stage 3 aims to prepare students for the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. In Year 7 students study a variety of topics in physical and human geography. During the year students will build on their geographical knowledge and develop their skills. In Year 8 students will use the knowledge and skills developed during Year 7 to develop their sustainable decision making skills.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Miss R. Bowers, Mrs W. Phillips or Mr Broad.

Overview of the Year for Geography at Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 students study for the AQA geography. This course is based around the study of physical and human geography as well as geographical applications. The course is assessed by 3 examinations at the end of the course.

Geography is a 2 year course covering the following topics:

  • Natural hazards
  • Economic world
  • Resource management
  • Physical landscapes
  • Urban issues
  • Human/physical fieldwork
  • Ecosystems
  • Geographical applications

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Miss R. Bowers, Mrs W. Phillips or Mr Broad.

Overview of the Year for Geography at Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 we offer A level geography. This course aims to build on the student’s knowledge and understanding developed during Key Stage 4. Students study the AQA A level course in Year 12. (Please note Year 13 is the last year group to follow the OCR specification).

This engaging and flexible course gives students the opportunity to:
• engage with the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time
• study the relationship between human populations with their physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global
• consider their own role in relation to themes and issues being studied and the roles, values and attitudes of others including decision makers

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Miss R. Bowers, Mrs W. Phillips or Mr Broad.

SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural)

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Enrichment opportunities in Geography

The department offers a range of enrichment activities including GCSE revision and catch-up and key stage 5 research club.

Monday – Year 10 and 13 enrichment
Wednesday – Year 9 enrichment
Friday – Year 12 enrichment