Geography

Welcome to Geography

Welcome to the geography department. We are a small department and are comprised of caring staff who strive to ensure all students achieve their potential. We work hard to make lessons fun and relevant to today’s world. Our courses give students access to modern world issues at a range of scales, from local to global. We make use of modern resources e.g. web based and GIS (geographical information systems) and carry out a number fieldwork trips across all Key Stages.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The Geography course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. Year 7 and 8 Geography at Outwood Academy Redcar offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in a fun, exciting and interactive way. Each unit that students study has been chosen because of its relevance to our understanding of and interaction with the twenty first century world.
Students are encouraged to ask questions and interpret a wide variety of sources of information and our students develop a diverse range of skills throughout the course.
Students learn to work collaboratively and develop confidence in debate and discussion, in presenting to their peers and in using resources like images, maps and data to investigate issues and places.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr Matthew Hobbs (Head of Humanities) m.hobbs@redcar.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Geography
The GCSE Geography course enables students to deepen their understanding of the physical and human processes that affect our planet.
Link: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035
The course has three exams in the summer of the third year. They are as follows:
Unit 1: Living with the physical environment
• The challenge of natural hazards – tectonic & weather hazards
• The living world – tropical rainforests & hot deserts
• Physical landscapes in the UK – coasts & rivers
Unit 2: The human environment
• Urban issues and challenges – slums, urban growth, regeneration & sustainable living
• Changing economic world – the development gap, TNCs and the north/south divide
• Challenge of resource management – water
Unit 3: Geographical applications
• Issue evaluation – based on a pre-release booklet issues 12 weeks in advance
• Fieldwork – based on both human and physical data collection
AQA GCSE Geography is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr Matthew Hobbs (Head of Humanities) m.hobbs@redcar.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Geography

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.