Sunday 24 September 2017
Year 7 'Meet the Form Tutors' Tuesday 19th September 4.00-5.30pm...Excellent GCSE Results 2017 = 97% A*- C... 74% of all exams taken were A**, A*, A or B - See NEWS section... OPEN DAY Saturday 14th October...
Year 7 'Meet the Form Tutors' Tuesday 19th September 4.00-5.30pm...Excellent GCSE Results 2017 = 97% A*- C... 74% of all exams taken were A**, A*, A or B - See NEWS section... OPEN DAY Saturday 14th October...

Understanding the world around us is important at any age and at Westbourne we believe that Geography is a fascinating and varied subject which helps pupils to enquire about the environment in which they live. Our studies develop a number of different skills including describing and analysing data, understanding map and encouraging attitudes and views. Our aim is to promote a love of Geography, both Human and Physical. All pupils study Geography in Year 7 and 8 and 9 after which it becomes an optional subject. And at every age we believe that a practical approach is both fun and informative, which is why we offer a full programme of field events, bringing Geography to life.

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What will I learn?

Year 7

Global Location Mapwork, Settlement, Coasts, Rivers, OS Mapwork

Year 8

Tectonics, Weather and Climate, Industry and the Growth of Sheffield, Ecosystems.

Year 9

Extreme Atmospheric Hazards, Development, Glaciation, Antarctica.

 

GCSE Geography

The new AQA GCSE removes Controlled Assessment but introduces a third examination. There will now be three terminal exams:

Living with the physical environment (1hr 30mins)

Challenges in the human environment (1hr 30mins)

Geographical applications (1hr)

The Physical Geography paper looks at:

The challenge of natural hazards

Physical landscapes in the UK

The living world

The Human Geography paper looks at:

Urban issues and challenges

The changing economic world

The challenge of resource management

The new Geographical Applications paper looks at:

Issue evaluation

Fieldwork

Geographical skills