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.
What will I learn?
Global Location Mapwork, Settlement, Coasts, Rivers, OS Mapwork
Tectonics, Weather and Climate, Industry and the Growth of Sheffield, Ecosystems.
Extreme Atmospheric Hazards, Development, Glaciation, Antarctica.
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: