Head of Department: Miss Z Jupp
Examination Board: OCR
What other subject tells us so much about the great issues of the age – global change, natural and human? Geography is essential in this age of globalisation and the A level course places emphasis on global issues of current and future relevance
Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of the key concepts of place, space, diversity, interdependence, people-environment interaction, the processes associated with these, and change over time.
They will use a range of skills and techniques and will study at a range of scales from local to global. Students will be expected to consider new ideas about the changing nature of Geography in the 21st century and to critically reflect on, and evaluate, the potential and limitations of approaches used both in and outside the classroom.
Scheme of Assessment
||Managing Physical Environments
||Managing Change in Human Environments
Topics: rivers, coasts, cold environments, energy, tourism and urban environments.
||Global Issues Ecosystems, Hazards and Population
All units are externally assessed with the Geographical Skills examination being partly based on field work.
Individual research/investigative work, including fieldwork will be undertaken. There will be a residential field trip at the end of Year 12 to the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. The department also offers a bi-annual optional trip to Iceland.