Sunday 19 November 2017
Thank you to everyone who attended our Prospective Year 7 Parents' Information Evening... Now don't miss our Scholarship Day Mon 22nd January! Westbourne is celebrating another successful ISI Inspection Report - see NEWS section for details...Westbourne has some of the best GCSE results in the area - 97% A*- C... See NEWS section... Every Day is an Open Day at Westbourne, please call 0114 2660374 to plan your visit...
Thank you to everyone who attended our Prospective Year 7 Parents' Information Evening... Now don't miss our Scholarship Day Mon 22nd January! Westbourne is celebrating another successful ISI Inspection Report - see NEWS section for details...Westbourne has some of the best GCSE results in the area - 97% A*- C... See NEWS section... Every Day is an Open Day at Westbourne, please call 0114 2660374 to plan your visit...

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