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Geography

Staff within the Department

Barbara Hewitt – Joint Acting Head of Geography

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Graphic Design; PGCE Design and Technology (Secondary Education)

Caroline Martin – Joint Acting Head of Geography          

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Geography; Schools Direct QTS

Elizabeth Paice –Assistant Head and Teacher of Geography and Tourism

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Geography; PGCE Geography (Secondary Education); Masters in Education; NPQH; Chartered London Teacher

Paul Drummond – Teacher of Geography and Tourism

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Geography; PCGE Geography (Secondary Education)

Lorraine McEnroy – Teacher of Geography and Tourism  

Bachelor of Science- Information Systems Management

 

Geography is taught throughout Key Stages 3-5 at EWS; Leisure and Tourism is taught at KS4 and Travel and Tourism at KS5 level. The courses encompass a vast range of subjects and we look at a variety of current issues as well as scientific and geographical theory. Explore the world you live in by studying Geography.

Curriculum

KS3

During KS3, students will cover a broad range of topics according to the National Curriculum.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 7

Passport to the world

(an introduction to Geography) Including a Russia country study.

Population – including China and UK country studies.

Resources - including glaciation and a country study of Antarctica.

 

Weather and Climate - including climate change and a microclimate enquiry.

Urbanisation – including a mini local fieldwork enquiry.

 

End of year assessment.

Year 8

Tectonic Hazards – including Geology basics.

 

A regional study of the Middle East.

 

International Development – an introduction.

International Development – including a comparison of a region in Africa and India.

 

Coasts - including seas and oceans and a field trip to Hastings.

Economic Activity – including trade and industry.

 

Intro to GIS and Rivers.

 

End of year assessment.

 

Activities to do at home

Take a look at the BBC KS3 Bitesize web site to get an idea about some of the topics you will be studying when you join us:

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/geography

Always check news websites to find out about latest natural disasters and weather events, as well as interesting geographical stories on migration and globalisation.

www.bbc.co.uk/news

www.metoffice.gov.uk/

www.rgs.org

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/

KS4

For the academic year 2016-17, we are currently following two exam specifications for GCSE Geography: Years 9 and 10 are covering the new AQA Geography (8035) specification, while our Year 11s are finishing the old Geography A (9030) specification.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 9

Geographical skills – an introduction.

 

Urban issues and challenges.

Urban issues and challenges.

 

Physical landscapes in the UK.

Physical landscapes in the UK.

Year 10

The Challenge of Natural Hazards.

The Changing Economic World

The Living World.

Year 11

Water on the land.

Controlled Assessment and revision

Controlled assessment/ revision.

Revision.

 

Please visit AQA’s website for more information www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse

In Years 10 and 11 our students have the opportunity to study the Leisure and Tourism Award (4840).

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 10

Unit 1: Understanding Leisure and Tourism destinations.

 

Unit 2: The nature of Leisure and Tourism (controlled assessment)

Unit 1: Understanding Leisure and Tourism destinations.

 

Unit 2: The nature of Leisure and Tourism (controlled assessment)

Unit 1: Understanding Leisure and Tourism destinations.

 

Unit 2: The nature of Leisure and Tourism (controlled assessment)

Year 11

Unit 1: Understanding Leisure and Tourism destinations.

 

Unit 2: The nature of Leisure and Tourism (controlled assessment).

Unit 2: Controlled Assessment

 

Revision

Revision

 

KS5

For the academic year 2016-17, we are currently following two exam specifications for KS5 Geography: Year 12 is starting the new AQA Geography A-level (7037) specification, while Year 13 is finishing the old Geography A-level (2030) specification. Both courses cover an equal amount of Physical and Human Geography units.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 12

Water and Carbon Cycles

 

Changing Places

Hazards

 

Geographical fieldwork investigation and skills

Hazards

 

Geographical fieldwork investigation and skills

 

Revision AS exams

Year 13

Plate Tectonics and associated Hazards

 

World Cities

 

Geography fieldwork investigation

Weather and Climate or Ecosystems

 

Development and Globalisation or Contemporary Conflicts and Challenges

 

Geography fieldwork investigation

 

 

 

More information about both courses can be found on the AQA website: www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level

 

Activities to do at home

Keep abreast of current affairs and geographical issues by reading newspapers and visiting news websites. Watch documentaries (ask your teachers for advice and recommendations). Read non-fiction books related to the subject (again, ask for recommendations). Research detailed case studies and examples.

 

Enrichment Activities and Trips

Fieldwork is a vital part of Geography and every key stage has the opportunity to hone vital geographical skills through fieldwork enquiries.

KS3: Microclimate and shopping enquiries plus a day of fieldwork at the coast

 

KS5: residential trip to a Field Study Centre

KS4 Geography: Physical and human fieldwork days (e.g. day trip to study the River Chess)

 

KS4 Drop In Club where Year 11 students can come and ask for help with work and revision

KS4 Leisure and Tourism: day trip to Windsor or Wembley

 

 

 

Career Paths

Geography is a subject that opens many career paths for you. Below are a few examples:

Cartographer

Geologist

Oceanographer

Town Planner

Weather forecaster

Foreign/travel correspondent

Navigator

Pilot

Travel Agent

Zoologist

Civil Engineer

Air Traffic Controller

Countryside Ranger

Hydrologic Surveyor

Landscape Architect

Land Surveyor

Geography Teacher

Environmental Health Officer

Airline Cabin Crew

Archaeologist