Key stage 3 Geographers at Bishop Young have an opportunity to learn key Geographical skills, develop their extended writing and evaluative skills, explore new places and compare their lives with people around the world.
We start year 7 by encouraging students to gain a good understanding of their place in a globalised and interconnected world. Students then study the Geography of their local area, before investigating the physical and human Geography of the UK.
The remainder of years 7 and 8 are structured by studying each continent of the world as a separate unit of work. Within these topics we learn about contemporary and relevant issues, such as climate change, resources, population, economic development and sustainability. It is important that our students understand the physical world and how humans interact with natural environments.
Topics studied in Year 7:
Topics studied in Year 8:
Course title and type of qualification: Geography GCSE AQA (1 -9)
The course will allow you to develop your knowledge of both Physical and Human Geography. You will also be given an opportunity to develop your Geographical skills.
You will study the challenges of natural hazards and the living world, physical landscapes of the United Kingdom and human interaction with them. You will develop an understanding of the factors that produce a diverse variety of human environments; the dynamic nature of these environments that change over time and place; the need for sustainable management; and the areas of current and future challenge and opportunity for these environments.
Alongside the subject content listed below, you’ll also learn:
Geography can be used as a stepping stone to a variety of courses in Higher Education and many different careers; including environment management, planning, law, surveying, education, accountancy, business, socal
services, meteorology and engineering.
Exam Board: AQA
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