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Geography

Welcome to Moorside High School Geography Department

  • Mrs S. Leadbeater (Head of Geography)

    I believe that it is vital in today’s ever changing world to study Geography. As one of the English Baccalaureate subjects it gives pupil a foothold into many areas which are currently of vital importance and provide future career opportunities such as how to control the increasing flooding problem in the UK and how to successfully manage migration related issues amongst many others.

    It is a pleasure to watch students develop their naturally curious nature into developed decision makers, able to ask relevant questions and undertake the detailed research required to come to justified conclusions.
  • Miss K. Birnie (Teacher of Geography)

    I wanted to become a Geography teacher because I enjoy learning about new places and cultures. The subject also considers real problems which we will face for generations to come. I’d like to inspire pupils to become interested in the environment and be the solution to the problems we face.
  • Miss M. Connolly (Teacher of Geography)

    The reason why I wanted to be a geography teacher was because I wanted young people to make sense of the crazy world around us. I want young people to be amazed by our wonderful Earth and have a positive, enjoyable experience with the subject. It was important to me that I could make young people aware of different cultures, vast populations and energy crisis, which can be linked it to the ever-changing physical environment. It is crucial that our young people have a good understanding of and interest in the world, in order to change it for the better.

Our Aims

Our aim is to encourage the development of independent skills, including the use of more modern learning platforms such as GIS and GPS. We want students to develop a sense of responsibility for the world around them and give them the confidence to acknowledge that they can contribute on a daily basis in many different ways to the world they live in.

What will I study?

Year 7 –  Map skills, the UK, Rivers, Population, Urbanisation and Coasts.

Year 8 -  Weather and climate, Our Warming Planet, International Development, Our Restless Planet, Living off Earth’s Resources and Earning a living..

 Geography Picture

How will I study?

Each unit at KS3 is designed to develop students but also to create a sound basis for progress at GCSE level. This includes studying the topics named above but also the skills required from map skills and map reading, graph work and photographic interpretation to extended writing skills.

How will I be monitored and assessed?

Across Key Stage 3 pupils regularly complete deep case study assessments where they are asked to apply what they have learned to real places and real events in a range of locations around the world. Before completing these tasks pupils have the opportunity to plan and undertake independent research with the aid of pupil friendly level descriptors.

Having completed assessed tasks pupils play and active role in their own assessment identifying areas that went well and areas in need of improvement (known as what went well? And even better if?)

Why take Geography as an option?

Geography is a diverse discipline that can lead to a myriad of career opportunities from logistics to emergency management. Geography is widely viewed as a broad based academic and rigorous subject and therefore has proven levels of above average graduate employability.

Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC)

Geography is a subject which lends itself well to fieldwork and we undertake a number of national and international visits. These have included trips to Formby, Malham, Skipton, North Wales, Canada, Italy and most recently New York. Future trips are advertised to pupils throughout the year and on the school website.  G

KS4 EDUQAS

Year 11 Fieldwork - Summer Project

Year 11 Study Support

 
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