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Geography

In Geography we encourage students to become critical thinkers by investigating some of the current and continuously changing global issues such as climate change and the overuse of resources. You will question the world around you; is the UK globally significant? What is the best strategy for aiding development of low income countries? Are global multinationals the best force against pandemics, like coronavirus?

We also provide opportunities for you to investigate the natural world in which we all live by studying some of the Earth’s most awe-inspiring features such as the Yellowstone Supervolcano or the Hawaiian volcanic hotspot. You will be equipped with the skills to analyse the success of the management of the natural world, from earthquake mitigation in Japan to coastal management at Formby Beach.

Ultimately, Geography will encourage you to become a responsible global citizen who critically questions, analyses and evaluates the changing world around you.

 

The Department

Geography is a department of two. Miss Goldstein and Miss McLean are like yin and yang, from preferring dogs to cats, tea to coffee, Human Geography to Physical Geography; Miss Goldstein likes nothing better than an urban Geography field trip, whereas Miss McLean is happiest measuring the carbon content of pine trees in Storeton Woods. This reflects the nature of Geography as a versatile, yet traditional subject which allows students to study elements of both the social and scientific. Therefore, we enable you to achieve your personal best and open up the doors to whatever career path you want for your future.

Course organisation

Year 7

Half Terms

1 & 2

Map skills Continuation of Map skills

Half Terms

3 & 4

Population Continuation of Population

Half Terms

5 & 6

Coasts

Continuation of Coasts

Year 8

Half Terms

1 & 2

Climate Change Continuation of Climate Change

Half Terms

3 & 4

Dynamic Development Continuation of Dynamic Development

Half Terms

5 & 6

Extreme Environments

Continuation of Extreme Environments

Year 9

Half Terms

1 & 2

Urbanisation Continuation of Urbanisation

Half Terms

3 & 4

Active Earth Continuation of Active Earth

Half Terms

5 & 6

Climatic Hazards

Continuation of Climatic Hazards

Year 10

Half Terms

1 & 2

Global Hazards Urban Futures

Half Terms

3 & 4

Distinctive Landscapes UK in the 21st Century

Half Terms

5 & 6

Fieldwork Study

Continuation of Fieldwork Study

Year 11

Half Terms

1 & 2

Changing Climate Resource Reliance

Half Terms

3 & 4

Sustainable Ecosystems Dynamic Development

Half Terms

5 & 6

Revision and Examination Preparation

Continuation of Revision and Examination Preparation

Year 12

Half Terms

1 & 2

Disease, Dilemmas & Hazardous Earth Continuation of Disease, Dilemmas & Hazardous Earth

Half Terms

3 & 4

Changing Spaces; Making Places & Coasts Continuation of Changing Spaces; Making Places & Coasts

Half Terms

5 & 6

Independent Investigation - Non-Examined Assessment

Continuation of Independent Investigation - Non-Examined Assessment

Year 13

Half Terms

1 & 2

Independent Investigation - Non-Examined Assessment Changing Spaces; Making Places & Coasts

Half Terms

3 & 4

Global Connections: Migration & Earth’s Life Support Systems Global Connections: Human Rights & Earth’s Life Support Systems

Half Terms

5 & 6

Revision and Examination Preparation

Continuation of Revision and Examination Preparation

 


 

Enrichment

Geography Club

Eco Reps

Trips

Iceland - from the Blue Lagoon to Gullfoss Waterfall and Strokkur Geysir

Ecological Studies at Martin Mere

Urbanisation in different parts of Liverpool

Coastal Investigations in Formby and Blackpool

Carbon Store Investigations of forests in Formby and the Wirral

Staffing

Miss K. Goldstein - Subject Leader of Geography and Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator

Miss B. McLean - Geography Teacher

 

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