Geography develops knowledge and understanding of both people and places. It encourages enquiry skills and, through the collection of numerical data, students process and present information to reach clear conclusions. Students also develop information processing skills, reasoning skills, ICT skills and creative thinking. Geography provides many opportunities to give consideration to local and global issues relating to citizenship and sustainable development.
What do students study?
In Key stage 3 students study the following topics:
Year 7: Settlement: Geography of Sidmouth, Map skills, Brazil and the Amazon rainforest, Farming and Chocolate and Passport to the world.
Year 8: Africa, Development and Kenya, Weather and climate, Glaciation, Hazards and Coasts.
Year 9: Sustainability, Climate and Global warming, Wild weather: Hurricanes and Tornadoes and Flooding, Crime and Population,
How are students assessed?
Students are assessed using a variety of written tasks ranging from tests to newspaper articles. They will also do a range of project work at home where they will be encouraged to use their own resources.
Contact Miss Mary Hext, Director of Humanities for further information: