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Our Geography curriculum inspires pupils to be curious and have a fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching equips 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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

Key Stage 3

When your child attends Dean Trust Rose Bridge, they will study a range of varied geographical topics in Key-Stage 3, focusing on both human and physical geography. Pupils will understand the impact they can have on a local and global scale and will be able to make links to demonstrate their understanding of a wide range of geographical concepts. Through our sequenced curriculum, we strive to contribute towards a generation of pupils who have an awareness of the issues our planet faces with regards to climate change, globalisation and development and natural hazards to name a few.

Throughout the three years of KS3, pupils will become equipped with the skills needed to form the foundation of our KS4 curriculum. This includes fieldwork to support pupils’ increased attainment, and forms a key aspect of the Geography curriculum.

Key Stage 4

Pupils at key stage 4 follow the Geography AQA syllabus. This is a content-rich course developing appreciation of both physical and human aspects of geography. A deeper understanding of the world we live in will enable pupils to develop important skills that will prepare pupils well for further education and employment. Key Stage 4 pupils will study the following themes:

Paper 1: Living with the physical environment

Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment

Paper 3: Geographical applications.

 

Pupils will be taught all three of the course disciplines on a topic rotation over two years as well as partaking in two pieces of fieldwork which is part of the curriculum across the country.

Departmental StaffJob Title
Mr S Humphreys Head of Geography
Miss H DaviesTeacher of Geography

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