Geography

Welcome to the Geography department

Why would people want to live near a volcano? Why do some people choose to live in different countries? What will happen to our planet if temperatures continue to rise?

Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences. As students study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures helping them to become Global Citizens and formulate their own opinions by Geographical enquiries and case studies.  

In Geography our core objective for every student in every lesson is to understand the world around them. We inspire our students to explore new places and bring about positive change. We hope that every student will go on to be successful in life and be part of a global community that cares for each other and the fragile environment we live in. We believe that by studying Geography at the Bay CE School all of our students will be better equipped through the skills and knowledge acquired in lessons to lead fulfilled lives through a better understanding of the world we live in.

Teachers 

Mrs J Hawley – Head of Geography (shared)

Mr T Westby – Head of Geography (shared)

Mrs K Laidler-Jones 

Mr J Wainwright 

Mrs A Petitt 

 

Phase 2 (Years 7 and 8) 

Year 7 – Topics 
Term 1 Term 2
Autumn

7.1 Place The World

7.2 
Map Skills

Spring

7.3 

Coastal Environments

7.4
Our Place – The UK

Summer 7.5
Climate Hazards

7.6
Fieldwork – Micro Climates

 

Year 8 – Topics 

 

Term 1 Term 2
Autumn

8.1 Population

8.2 Tectonic Hazards 

Spring

8.3 Going Global

8.4 China 

Summer 8.5 Rivers

8.6 Africa 

 

Phase 3 (Years 9, and 10 and 11) 

From Year 9, Geography is an optional subject which is very popular with our students. We follow the EdEXCEL exam specification and students sit three exams at the end of Year 11.

Year 9 – Topics
 

Term 1

Term 2
Autumn 9.1
Ecosystems – comparing biomes

9.2
Climate Change

Spring

The urban world, Urban change in the UK, Sustainable urban development
(PAPER 2)

 

Summer

River landscapes, UK relief and landscapes, Coastal landscapes
(PAPER 1)

 

Year 10 – Topics
 

Term 1

Term 2

Autumn

Natural Hazards, Tectonic hazards, Weather hazards, Climate change (PAPER 1)

Natural Hazards, Tectonic hazards, Weather hazards, Climate change (PAPER 1)

 

Spring

The development gap, Newly emerging economy case study, The changing UK economy (PAPER 2)  

Summer

Geographical skills, Urban fieldwork

 Coastal fieldwork (PAPER 3)

 

 

Year 11 – Topics

 

Term 1

Term 2

Autumn

The Living World

Ecosystems

The Living World

Ecosystems

Spring

Resource management

 

Pre release

Paper 3

Summer

Revision

Exams

 

How parents can support

 

Homework Monitoring the completion of weekly homework tasks.  
Reading Provision of reading materials- newspaper articles, magazine articles- discussions around reading material.
Revision Guide CGP Revision Guide
Exam Practice CGP Revision Guides (above) for examples of answers. 

Timed exam questions at home.

Resources Revision Guides will contain practice questions. YouTube Literature set texts and examples of how to answer Language questions.
Useful websites www.nationalgeographic.com

www.bbc.co.uk/news

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography

 

Career Opportunities 

 

 

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