Geography 2017 - 18
Geography is a fantastic subject for developing a wide range of useful skills whilst studying engaging, important and topical topics. Geography helps you to keep up with the ever increasing rate of change taking place in the world and to understand the ominous forces of nature that shape it. Geography will challenge you to bring together and make progress in a wide package of skills which will prove invaluable to further studies or employment.
Key Stage 3
In Geography you learn about the world in different ways. At a local scale you consider some of the amazing features of our area eg caves and rivers. At a global scale you investigate human issues such as how power and wealth is changing and the challenge of managing our environment sustainably. There is also an in depth look at incredible natural forces that shape our planet eg volcanoes and earthquakes. You will be challenged to develop new skills.
Key Stage 4
Geography is very popular at Wyedean and students enjoy above average results. This success is built on the interest that students show in physical topics such as global ecosystems and human topics such as development. Fieldwork is an integral part of the course, currently focused on a local river and an urban study. The course is structured to help students progress with their exam technique and revision
Key Stage 5
Geography is consistently successful and popular at A Level with many students taking related degrees at university. The course builds on existing knowledge, but also allows students to learn about new topics such as disease and how places change and can be shaped. 20% of the A Level marks are awarded for the completion of an Independent Enquiry where you chose, plan, collect, analyze and evaluate data. Students are supported in developing independent learning skills
"Geography is everywhere" so whenever possible opportunities are taken to get out of the classroom. A wide variety of trips are run including fossil hunting in Year 7, investigating rivers in Year 10, cities in Year 11. At A Level we organise a residential trip to a Field Studies Centre to assist you in completing your Independent Enquiry. If there is sufficient demand we have in the past organised trips to Iceland and Bristol University and whenever possible invite outside experts to come in and talk to classes.
Wide spread use is made of ICT and there are often opportunities to join lunch time clubs.