Course Outline – Geography
Geography at CCHSG should prepare young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of their world and to face the challenges that will shape our societies and environments at the local, national and global scales.
Geography Students at CCHSG will:
- Be inspired to learn about the world around them and have a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
- Build on prior learning in order to be equipped with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, and an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes in order embed and extend the understanding of core geographical principles
- Develop subject mastery within Geography that will enable them to be prepared with the knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of their world, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
- Embrace the opportunities to build their cultural capital in order to face the challenges that are shaping our societies and environments at the local, national and global scales, creating resilient leaders of tomorrow.
Key Stage 3 is taught across years 7 and 8, with Year 9 starting the GCSE specification content to enable in depth subject mastery, to prepare students for the academic rigour of grade 8 and 9, A-Level studies and beyond. The Key Stage 3 curriculum has been designed to ensure that students cover a wide breadth of content and embedded skills. The curriculum aims to give students access to active and creative approaches to subject.
At GCSE (AQA) 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, landscapes, hazards, 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. At A-Level, we study AQA Geography, enabling natural progression from GCSE to GCE, ensuring that there is development of breadth and depth of content. Students are given the opportunity to develop fieldwork skills and study geographical issues and impacts.