Geography

Geography aims are realised through Schemes of Work (SoW) produced by each Assistant Head of Faculty in accordance with the School's aims and, in the case of Geography and History, with reference to the statutory orders of the National Curriculum. At present, from Years 7 to 9, syllabuses are internally produced; the R.E. syllabus in years 7-8 being in line with the aim of the Agreed Syllabus adopted by Bury. For Years 10 and 11, all Subjects follow GCSE courses.

Courses Offered

 

The delivery of the curriculum in Years 7 and 8 is through mixed ability forms, whilst in Year 9 through Year 11, the grouping are essentially mixed ability, depending on the take-up after options.

Geography Grade Descriptors
Year 7 Geography POS
Year 8 Geography POS
Year 9 Geography POS
Geography KS4 Curriculum

 

Enrichment

 

  • Prior to exam time, after school revision classes take place, and it is essential that pupils attend.
  • Textbooks are always available on loan for pupils to take home for further study, or to assist with homework tasks.
  • We always try to organise visits and trips for pupils which reflect and enrich our subject areas

Three things you can do to help your child

 

  • Take them to some of the wonderful museums, places of worship, and landscapes we have here in the North West of England
  • Encourage them to watch news programmes regularly; it helps massively with our subject areas. It will reinforce a depth of understanding and an appreciation of how learning is connected to the ‘real world’
  • TV- As long as it’s the History Channel, or National Geographic for example!
  • Reading – either generally or in specific historical, religious or geographical contexts.