Broughton Hall Catholic High School - Curriculum / Geography

Introduction

An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.

David Attenborough

Geography Geography inspires students to think about their world differently. Students think critically. They question. It inspires students to think deeply and develop a curiosity about the world we live in.

Geography broadens horizons. It engages them with their local, but opens their eyes to the global; the wonders and challenges of the world they have not yet been exposed to. It is about developing new experiences of the world, inside and outside of the classroom.

Geography is relevant to them. It questions their citizenship and their role in the world. It exposes them to the idea of sustainable futures. It encourages students to think deeply about the world we want and the ways in which it can be achieved. It is forward thinking.

Whether Geographers continue past KS3 or not, they will all have gained useful and relevant knowledge. They will be equipped with a wide range of important literacy, numeracy, cartographic skills, data analysis and evaluation skills that will make them highly employable in future. As the world becomes more conscious of our impact on the environment, and the 'green revolution' expands, we need young people to have a powerful knowledge and an acute understanding of our world to make informed and compassionate decisions on the future of our planet.

Staff

Mr C McGarry - Head of Department
Mr J Hitchmough - UCAS Co-ordinator
Mr J Halewood - Duke of Edinburgh Leader
Miss S Moss - teacher of Geography

Programme of Study KS3



Geography inspires students to think about their world differently. Students think critically. They question. It inspires students to think deeply and develop a curiosity about the world we live in.

Geography broadens horizons. It engages them with their local, but opens their eyes to the global; the wonders and challenges of the world they have not yet been exposed to. It is about developing new experiences of the world, inside and outside of the classroom.

Geography is relevant to them. It questions their citizenship and their role in the world. It exposes them to the idea of sustainable futures. It encourages students to think deeply about the world we want and the ways in which it can be achieved. It is forward thinking.

Whether Geographers continue past KS3 or not, they will all have gained useful and relevant knowledge. They will be equipped with a wide range of important literacy, numeracy, cartographic skills, data analysis and evaluation skills that will make them highly employable in future. As the world becomes more conscious of our impact on the environment, and the ‘green revolution’ expands, we need young people to have a powerful knowledge and an acute understanding of our world to make informed and compassionate decisions on the future of our planet.

Programme of Study KS4


Currently under review.

Programme of Study KS5


Key Information

Level: A Level
Examination Board: AQA
Subject Leader: Mr McGarry

Entry Requirements

5 grades at 4-9 at GCSE. Preferably one of these will include Geography.

Why Choose this course?

Geography gives us a different view and different way of looking at the ever changing world in which we live. It encompasses a wide range topics both physical and human and touches on many contemporary themes and issues which affect our world today. It is a multi-faceted subject with a wide range of skills which are developed. The subject is highly regarded by Universities and Employers because of these analytical skills which are transferrable to many different subjects and jobs.

Prospects

Geography provides students with a well-rounded skillset which is attractive to a lot of potential employers. There are geographical-related careers which involve a strong understanding of the environment, for example, environmental managers, town and country planners, environmental lawyers and much more.

However, Geographer enter the world of work with an extensive set of skills which are important for a range of employers outside of the environmental sphere. Geographers develop skills in analysis, evaluation and decision-making which are sought-after characteristics in leadership and management amongst other desirable careers.

Geography also complements a range of other subjects including, English, Maths, Science, Business and History.

Course Content

A-level Geography comprises of three key strands; physical geography, human geography and a geographical fieldwork investigation (NEA).

Physical Geography:
The Water and Carbon Cycles
Coastal Systems and Landscapes
Hazards

Human Geography:
Global Systems and Global Governance
Changing Places
Contemporary Urban Environments

Geography Fieldwork Investigation:
Geography students complete a minimum of four days fieldwork and will use their geographical fieldwork skills to complete their own geographical investigation.