The Forum Centre

Striving to ensure every pupil grows in confidence; is ready to achieve success and contributes positively to society

Geography

Our aim is to provide an excellent geography education for all our students; an education which brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in life. A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

Year 9: 

Students will be provided with a broad basis to Geography.  We will begin our journey with studying map skills.  We will continue to look at topics such as Weather, Rivers, Coasts, Population and Development.

At the end of Year 9 students are able to consider their GCSE options.  If they choose to continue their study of Geography, the course is outlined as below.

Year 10

Students will study;

  • Natural hazards (including tectonic hazards, weather hazards, climate change and extreme weather in the UK).
  • The living world (including ecosystems and tropical rainforests).
  • Physical landscapes in the UK (including the UK’s relief and river landscapes).

Year 11

Students will study;

  • Urban issues and challenges (including urban change in the UK)
  • Changing economic world (including development and a study of a Newly-Emerging Economy, i.e. Nigeria)
  • The challenge of resource management (including food, water and energy management).

A field work study will also be included during the two years and time to prepare for the issue evaluation based on the pre-release paper issued in March of year 11.