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Geography

Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday

82% of Penair students achieved Grade 4 or above in Geography (3 Year Average) compared to a national average of 65%

Intent: We intend to create active Geographical thinkers who are inquisitive about our complex and dynamically changing world. Students will use a variety of skills to investigate and interrogate information; developing the passion to become responsible in a more sustainable world.

Students study where places are, and describe their different landscapes and climates.  They explain how places and landscapes are formed, and how people and their environment interact, in both positive and negative ways.  Students will develop an understanding of how economies, societies and environments are inter-connected and the impact this will have on their lives, both now and in the future.

Implementation: Throughout the KS3 curriculum, students cover both physical and human geography learning to understand how these interact. We also consider some of the big issues such as climate change, unequal development and population issues.

We have a dynamic curriculum that allows us to respond to local, national and international events. We include a range of countries in our studies to allow students to consider how and why places are different. Geography is a skills based subject as well as focusing on literacy and numeracy. Written work will allow students to develop their ability to describe, explain, analyse and evaluate.

We follow the OCR B syllabus for GCSE (Geography for Enquiring Minds). This allows students to build on their knowledge and understanding from KS3 and also to investigate new issues and themes in the UK and globally.

Overview

Impact: Positive experience in KS3 has impact on uptake in GCSE.

Many students go on to study related courses at KS5 and beyond.

Useful resources/websites:

https://worldmapper.org

https://www.gapminder.org

https://www.worldometers.info/

https://ocr.org.uk