Head of Humanities: Samantha Parish
Lead Teacher of Geography: Patricia Lewis
Our approach to the Geography curriculum
The Geography curriculum at St Mary’s College is designed to enthuse students about the world around them. Students study a wide range of geographical concepts throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and experience a wide variety of different ways of learning.
Opportunities for enrichment trips and clubs such as ‘Geogglebox’ are also provided to further inspire the geographers of the future.
Key Stage 3
The Geography curriculum has been designed by the department to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and covers a wide range of human, physical and environmental topics.
In Year 7 and Year 8, students will study Hazards, Coasts, Rivers, Extreme Environments, the Middle East and India to name a few.
Key Stage 4
Students in Key Stage 4 complete the Eduqas course of study. This comprises of three written examinations, one of which is based on applying practical knowledge and understanding gained during a local fieldwork trip.
Key Stage 5 (16-19 qualifications)
Students in Key Stage 5 complete the A-level Edexcel course of study over two years. This includes a compulsory fieldwork trip over four days, which is used to collect data to write a piece of coursework entirely created by the students.
How you can find out more about the Geography curriculum:
Syllabus materials KS4: https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/geography/gcse-b/
Syllabus materials KS5: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/geography-2016.html
Faculty Leader contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff in the Geography Department:
Miss S Parish (Head of Geography)
Mr L Haworth (Teacher of Geography and Director of Sixth Form)
Miss P Lewis (Lead Teacher of Geography)