Teachers

Geography

Mr G Whitworth

Subject Leader
Geography

Mr A Stacey

Teacher of Humanities
Geography

Mrs S Valleley

Director of Learning Humanities
Physical Education

Mr S Medhurst

Teacher of PE & Geography
Geography

Mrs M Sargent

Assistant Director of Learning Humanities & PSHCRE Co-ordinator
Geography

Mrs S Pennington-Chick

Deputy Headteacher & Teacher of Geography

Description

Introduction

The science of geography is likely the oldest of all sciences. Geography is the answer to the question that the earliest humans asked, “What’s over there?” Exploration and the discovery of new places, new cultures, and new ideas have always been basic components of geography and are the groundings for what we study in geography at The Hamble School.

KS3 Overview

Year 7

  • SO31 Our Place: A study of the issues in the local area.
  • UK: A study of the physical landscape of the UK
  • Weather and climate: A study of weather and extreme climates around the world.
  • Tropical Rainforests: A study of the diverse ecosystem with particular focus on the Amazon Rainforest
  • Hot Deserts: A study of the diversity that exists in the hot desert ecosystem
  • Tourism and coasts: A study of the coastal processes and the impacts of tourism

Year 8

  • Raging rivers: A study of how rivers shape the land and the impact flooding can have on people, money and the environment.
  • Resource misuse: A study of how natural resources are poorly used and managed across the globe.
  • Plate Tectonics: A study of the science of the world
  • Population and Settlement: A study of the growing population and the settlements in which we live
  • Asia: A study of the diverse continent of Asia
  • Economic Development: A study of the development gap around the world

KS4 Overview

Year 10-11

In Key Stage 4 pupils follow the AQA specification. This exciting and relevant course studies Geography in a balanced framework of physical and human themes and investigates the link between them. Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom, higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs).
Students study the following geographical themes:
  • Living with the physical environment
  • The challenge of natural hazards
  • The living world
  • Physical landscapes in the UK
  • Challenges in the human environment
  • Urban issues and challenges
  • The changing economic world
  • The challenge of resource management
  • Geographical Issues
  • Fieldwork
  • Geographical skills
The course is assessed through 3 examinations, which are taken at the end of Year 11

Examinations

  • Living with the physical environment: 1 hour 30 minutes – 35%
  • Challenges in the human environment: 1 hour 30 minutes – 35%
  • Geographical applications (including 2 fieldworks): 1 hour 15 minutes – 30%

Revision Guides

  • Geography–CGP GCSE Geography AQA Specification The Revision Guide. Available to buy.

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Career Opportunities