Geography

Studying geography has never been more engaging and important in the contemporary world of today. Understanding where your place is, and what part you play in the complex interconnected spheres of nature and mankind, is all part of the challenge. Valuing the natural environment, cultural diversity, and equality are integral to any community and Tiverton is no exception. Geography promotes such values, binds all areas of study across the curriculum together, and plays a core role in preparing today’s generation for tomorrow’s world.

  • KS3

    Understanding contemporary geographical themes and issues is, quite frankly, essential in life; it’s the beating heart of every day events from local to global. Earth can seem to be a complicated place, facing much change and many associated challenges for the future that lies ahead. Year 7 begins by studying the world’s awe-inspiring natural environments and tourism. Followed by weather and climate and development. Finally, the themes of rivers and the country of India round-out the year; all of which is underpinned by a thorough grounding in core geographical skills taught throughout. Year 8 increase the scope and depth to study both classic and modern issues of coasts and natural hazards, to globalisation and population change. Students make the first phase of options for GCSE during Year 8.

  • KS4

    Geography is a popular as ever at Tiverton High School. An engaging and contemporary KS3 curriculum sets pupils up for wanting to know more about the world we live in.

    Geography GCSE – AQA Specification 8035

    Studying the natural and human world around you, and making sense of it, is nothing short of inspirational. This course investigates modern issues and the sustainable strategies being used to plan for the world of tomorrow. Geography students have long been regarded as some of the most employable people available as a result of the key skills acquired whilst studying the subject: thinking, communicating, presenting and investigating. Last but not least, it binds other areas of the curriculum together and is recognised as an EBAC subject.

    Studying geography in Year 9 can lead students to complete the full GCSE in geography or specialise in GCSE Geology

    Geology GCSE – WJEC

    After 4.6 Billion years of earth history, Geology is still the newest science. We study the composition of Earth, its past, present and future, and look at the practical applications. Over the two year course, students develop skills of enquiry, analysis and synthesis. Results are consistently very good, and all students make good or better progress.

  • Learning Journey
     

    Geography Curriculum 

     

    KS3 - PEARSON MODEL

    KS4 - AQA GCSE

    2017/18

    Year 7

    Year 8

    Year 9

    Year 10

    Year 11

    Autumn 1

    Ecosystems

    Coasts

    Urban issues and challenges

    Changing Economic World

    UK Physical Landscapes

    Autumn 2

    Tourism

    Globalisation

    Spring 1

    Weather and Climate

    Urban Areas

    Natural Hazards

    Living World

    Challenge of resource management

    Spring 2

    Development

    Populations

    Summer 1

    Rivers

    Natural Hazards

    Changing Economic World

    Challenge of resource management

    Enquiry/Skills and pre-released material

    Summer 2

    India

    Economic Activities

  • Staff

    Jon Wood

    Subject Leader

     

    Jodie Littlejohn

     

     

    Chris Dwyer

    Head of House

     

    Natalie Gardner

     

     

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