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Geography

"My purposes are the geography that marks out my line of travel towards the person I want to be." - Alice Koeller

Student View

“I enjoy geography because we learn about famous landmarks and physical features that are ancient. We also have learnt about maps and how you can tell the difference between an ordinance survey map and a global map. In a map, I know there is a title, a key and labelling.” - Gaby

"I love geography because you learn about different countries.  I love to learn about maps, atlases and compasses because I want to travel when I am older." - Dave

"A Level geography has not only built upon the knowledge transferred from GCSE, but it has also pushed me to get the best results I can. It has developed how I perceive and respond to my answers not only in geography but also other subjects as well." - Liam

Overview

Geography is a fun, engaging and exciting subject of great relevance for meeting the challenges of the 21st Century.  The subject aims to promote and foster an enthusiasm in students for learning about their world and to encourage them to explore the importance of geography in understanding the world around them.  In addition, geography allows students to address important questions about whether the planet’s natural resources are able to sustain an increasing population, how physical earth systems respond to human activity changing climates, how we manage resources and how we live with environmental change.  Our world is constantly changing and our curriculum reflects this dynamic and changing world, investigating topical issues, key players, impacts and potential futures. There is an emphasis on encouraging students to develop an independent curiosity about their world and its interactions. Students develop geographical skills such as map work, enquiry and analysis through fieldwork, decision-making exercises and use of new technologies such as GIS.  Geography is a dynamic subject, which is uniquely placed to help students comprehend the issues facing the world today. Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?

Contact – Howes.M@north.kent.sch.uk

Topics by Term

Year 7: Term 1 – What is geography? Term 2 – Map skills Term 3 – Coasts Term 4 – Microclimate Term 5 – Economic Activities Term 6 – Farming Year 8: Term 1 – Settlement Term 2 – India Term 3 – Rivers Term 4 – Kenya Term 5 – Ecosystems Term 6 – Glaciation

Contact – Howes.M@north.kent.sch.uk

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