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Geography

Geography at Stopsley School looks at the key global issues that are having an impact today and which will affect all our futures. Throughout the Key Stages Geography helps provide students with a greater awareness of how we behave, emphasising the importance of the relationship between people in different countries, their impact on the environment and on each other. Geography develops a wide range of skills that employer’s value – it links the arts with the sciences. Fieldwork forms an integral part of the course.

Importantly the Geography department helps students to develop key cross-curricular skills that helps improve student’s ability to decipher key exam rubric. Examples of these skills include: analytical skills, comparative writing, evaluation and persuasive writing.

 

 

“Geography graduates are highly employable”

                  The Times Educational Supplement

 

 

 

 

Geography is a continuously evolving subject that involves us all - it looks at the key global issues that are having an impact today and which will affect our futures. AQA Geography helps give a greater awareness of how we behave, emphasising the importance of the relationship between people in different countries, their impact on the environment and their impact on each other.

 
 

“Geography graduates are highly employable”

                  The Times Educational Supplement

 

 

 

GCSE Geography is a course that:

  • Encourages students to develop  their own views, opinions and arguments
  • Explores global sustainability investigating economic, social and environmental issues that
    affect all our futures
  • Emphasises decision-making and problem solving
  • Helps students understand how we are all connected - local actions have global impacts!

The Teaching

Geography develops a wide range of skills that employer’s value – it links the arts with the sciences. Field work forms an integral part of the course.  The syllabus is covered by using: a mixture of formal class teaching, video presentations, geographical simulations and games, collection of fieldwork data and library research.