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The Geography department currently follows the AQA GCSE Geography 8035 Specification. This qualification is linear where students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.
Living with the Physical Environment
Natural Hazards, The Living World, Physical landscapes in the UK, Coasts and Rivers
Challenges in the Human Environment
Urban Issues and Challenges; Changing Economic World; The Challenge of Resource management; Geographical skills
Issue Evaluation; Fieldwork, Physical and Human; Geographical skills
Skills incorporated include:
Map Reading: Atlas maps, OS Maps, Photographic maps
Analytical Skills: reading graphs, data, interpreting maps
Numerical skills, Statistical skills
Collecting and Assessing Qualitative & Quantitate data
KS3 begins with an introduction to classic Geography focussing on the UK and Map Skills, reinforcing a sense of place. Topics then follow those from the GCSE course, starting to embed skills which will be needed once in KS4.
Fieldtrips are plentiful at Parkfield and include working closely with the National Parks Authority in the New Forest. Pupils enjoy the trips which help to support learning both in and out of the classroom.