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Geography is invigorating, exciting and challenging. It allows students to understand the world they live in and make independent, informed decisions using this understanding. Geography is a link between the social sciences and the hard sciences and because of its cross disciplinary nature it teaches students a whole range of skills that can be used in academic learning and future careers.
In Year 8, students continue to investigate Geography through the world’s continents. In Year 8 students cover five topics, including – A journey through the South America, A journey through Australasia, A journey through Europe and A journey through North America. Once they have completed the first four topics, students complete a local fieldwork project.
At Newton Abbot College students follow a three year GCSE course that follows the AQA specification. Students complete the following topics;
- Tectonic hazards;
- Extreme weather;
- Climate Change;
- Urban change and Sustainable Urban Living.
In Year 10 students continue to investigate a range of human and physical geographical topics. These include;
- Coasts, Rivers;
- Tropical rainforests;
- Cold environments;
- Global development;
- Our changing economic world.
- Students also complete their first fieldwork day at Dawlish Warren.
In Year 11 students complete the AQA GCSE specification by . the following topics;
- Changing UK economy;
- Resources management and Global Energy Issues
- Students complete their second fieldwork day in Newton Abbot. The remainder of the Year is spent preparing for the GCSE Geography exams
Where can I find out more?
Point of contact:
Sam GrovesTeam Leader of Geography and Raising Achievement Leader KS4
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