Our central theme and mission for KS3 and 4 Geography is to allow all students to access their ‘Heart of Geography’. In our changing world we aim to stimulate our students to face the challenges that face this generation by enabling them to think independently about these issues and find what interests them. Whether we are studying the impact of regeneration in London by the 2012 Olympics, or the causes and effects of such devastating floods that have recently hit the UK.
At the centre of our teaching is the Assessment for Learning principles that enable students to take responsibility for their learning so that they can reach for and improve on their expectations.
At KS3 we focus on issues in the world that affect us in the UK including work on Food and Fashion, Environmental Footprint, sense of place, ecosystems and Natural Hazards including volcanoes, We use a variety of assessments with most based on an enquiry based approach allowing students to be stretched individually.
At KS4 we follow the new WJEC specification B. This is based on the Avery Hill approach to Geography which enables students to think and understand about the major themes in the syllabus which centre around the link between people and the human and physical processes that affect them.