Geography

"The environment is everything that isn't me."

- Albert Einstein

Geography will focus on the ways we live our lives and the world that we live in, learning about physical and human geography and the relationships between people and environments.

Geography trips are run throughout the year and consist of an urban study on Plymouth’s regeneration and a physical study of Westward Ho!

KS3 Curriculum

Pupils are given a range of topics to give the foundations for the GCSE course.  We begin to look at what is Geography to give us a grounding of the topic and then study map skills and then we explore the UK.  Further on in the year we will cover physical and human geographical topics.

 

KS4 Curriculum

Geography is a popular option at GTS. In 2016 / 17 70.5% of pupils entered achieved an A* - C grade in Geography. This is above the national average.

Currently we follow the AQA Geography A course in Years 9, 10 & 11.

The specification enables a variety of teaching and learning approaches. This exciting and relevant course studies geography in a balanced framework of physical and human themes and investigates the link between them.

Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs). Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes

Resources

We have three specialist classrooms with a wealth of both digital and text based resources. In KS3 there is a range of local fieldwork that students can undertake and in KS4 coastal and urban fieldwork is available.

Staff Members

 

Team Leader of Humanities

Mrs Annie Sparrow

01805 623531 Ext. 352

 

Mrs Natalia Moores

Ms Sarah Anstee