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Geography

Philosophy

Geography is about enquiring into ‘how’, ‘why’ and ‘what if’.  Geography gives students an insight into links between people, places and the environment.  Students think about the effect of issues on themselves and others around the world.

In Geography, it is vital that students gain increasing awareness of the multi-cultural influences of society and the role they play as citizens and guardians of our planet.

Curriculum

All years are taught in ability sets in both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

Key Stage 3

Students undertake a variety of core Geographic principles which are delivered through a series of units including What is Geography?, CSI Warblington, Glaciation, Weather and Climate, Natural Hazards and China.

Key Stage 4

Students study the AQA 8035 Syllabus.  Topics include: Living with the Physical Environment, Challenges in the Human Environment, Geographical Applications and Geographical Skills.  There are three exams covering these topics.

Extra Curricular Activities

Key Stage 3
During KS3, students visit Portchester Castle to study the site and surrounding features.  Students also focus on
tourism issues.  There are further studies carried out in the Warblington area and school grounds.

Key Stage 4
During KS4, students visit Hayling Island to study tourism, explore why sea defences are used and study the effects of global warming.  Other visits include Gunwharf Quays to study retail patterns.

Facilities

There are two teaching rooms which have good access to ICT facilities in the form of wireless laptops which are linked to the internet. The rooms have Interactive Whiteboards and Multi-Media Projectors.