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Key Stage 4

 

Japan ‘quietly and efficiently’ recovers from Typhoon Hagibis

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315 billion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

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Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities

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Two asteroids to pass by Earth in a day, says NASA

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What cars and underwear say about India’s slowdown

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HS2 railway to be delayed by up to five years

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India floods: 165 feared dead and nearly a million flee their homes after heavy rain and landslides

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Amazon fires increase by 84% in one year – space agency

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2.9 magnitude tremor hits Cuadrilla fracking site – third quake in five days

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Donald Trump asked about ‘nuking hurricanes’ to protect US – report

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Hurricane Dorian: Storm strengthens to category 4

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Typhoon Lekima: 28 dead and a million evacuated in China

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Black Country railway project receives £10m funding

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Indonesia earthquake: Jakarta residents rattled

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Whaley Bridge dam: RAF Chinook brought in

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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas battered by ‘monster’ storm

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Viewpoint: Why India’s Chennai has run out of water

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Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Guadalajara

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Global warming: Melting Antarctic sea ice at record low

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Polar bear wanders into a city hundreds of miles from its Arctic home

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Total number of displaced people hits record 71m, UN report says

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Wainfleet flood evacuation extended until Monday

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Key Stage 5

  

China tells US to stop acting like a ‘school bully’ as trade war escalates

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Stromboli: One dead as volcano erupts on Italian island

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Can We Live Forever?

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Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives.

It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom. As such, it prepares pupils for adult life and employment.

Achievements


Year 11 4+ Grades in GCSE Geography 51%
Year 11 5+ Grades in GCSE Geography 38%
Year 11 7+ Grades in GCSE Geography 9%
Year 13 A-C Grades in A level Geography 28.5%
Year 13 A-E Grades in A level Geography 100%

Exams

External examinations 2020

GCSE Geography Y11
Component 1 Global Geographical Issues 18/5/20
Component 2 UK Geographical Issues 3/6/20
Component 3 People and environment issues 11/6/20

 

A level Geography Y13
Unit 1 Physical Geography 20/5/20
Unit 2 Human Geography 4/6/20

 

NB: all External examination dates are provisional
For all Internal examination information 2019-2020 (Y7-Y13) see Department assessment map

The Team


Mrs K Buchanan Head of Geography/Key Stage 4 Manager for Geography

Mr R Heeley Teacher of Geography, Head of Y10

Miss L Veale Key Stage 5 Manager for Geography

Mr A Chidziya Key Stage 3 Manager for Geography

Mr R Heeley Teacher of Geography, Head of Year 9

Ms E Haskins Teacher of Geography, Deputy Head in charge of CPD and Staffing

Mr N Willet Teacher of Geography

Latest News

Key Stage 3 fieldwork dates

Y8  Pop 1 Shrewsbury 11/10/19
Y8 Pop 2 Shrewsbury 18/11/19
Y7 Pop 1 Sandwell Valley  15/6/20
Y7 Pop 2 Sandwell Valley 19/6/20

 

Key Stage 4 Fieldwork dates

Y9 Carding Mill Valley w/c 23/3/20
Y10 Birmingham urban w/c  8/6/20

 

Key Stage 5 Fieldwork dates

Y13 Local area study 24/9/19
Y13 Revision conference 26/3/20
Y12 Physical/Human fieldwork skills 11/2/20
Y12 Lyme Regis residential 13/7/20-16/7/20

Useful websites:
World Wildlife Fund
United Nations
Population Concern
National Trust
Geographical Association

World events

United Nations Day 24/10/19
Earth Hour 30/3/20
World Environment Day 5/6/20
World Refugee Day 20/6/20
World Population Day 11/7/20



Learning


A Level Geography Course Outline 2019 2020
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GCSE Course Outline Sept 2019 3 Year
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Geography Assessment Map 2019-20
Geography Assessment Map 2019-20
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Year 7 Outline 2019
Year 7 Outline 2019
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Year 8 Outline 2019
Year 8 Outline 2019
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