Geography

Welcome

“Geography illuminates the past, explains the present and prepares us for the future - what could be more important than that?” - Michael Palin, President of the Royal Geographical Society.

Geography inspires students and enables them to understand the inter-relationships between people and their environment. It helps them to make sense of the changes that are happening in the world around them, and to make informed decisions themselves. It is hands-on, it is relevant and it is fun. The current curriculum is a good mix of topics such as urban issues, world development, extreme environments, rivers and hazards to name but a few. The lessons taught give students the chance to get to grips with some of the big questions which affect our world and understand the social, economic and physical forces and processes which shape and change our world.

Our world is changing fast and we need to understand it; there has never been a more important time to study Geography.
 

Department Staff

Mr Brookman – Geography Teacher / Deputy Progress Leader

Contact: humanities@havantacademy.co.uk
 

Skills, Knowledge, Understanding/Topics covered:

Year 7

Map skills
The UK
Portsmouth
Violent Earth
Global Warming
People Everywhere

Year 8

Coasts
Under the Sea
Rainforests
Crime
Brazil
Weather and Climate
 

 Year 9

Industry
Tourism
Floods
Designer Labels
Local actions, global consequences
China


Year 10

Natural Hazards – Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Droughts & Tropical Storms
Rivers & Coasts
Population & Settlement
Economic Development
Controlled assessment including fieldwork

 

Year 11

Decision making – using information & evidence to make an informed decision backed up with knowledge about a sustainable and current issue in the world.
Continuation of the year 10 themes:
Natural Hazards – Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Droughts & Tropical Storms
Rivers & Coasts
Population & Settlement
Economic Development
Exam preparation

Extra-Curricular Enrichment/Opportunities

Enrichment is offered to Year 10 and 11

 

Trips

Year 7 –

Year 8 – Kew Gardens

Year 9 –

Year 10 – Fieldwork

Links to useful websites

KS3

KS3 information on various topics provided by the BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrw76sg
 

KS4

KS4 Revision website covering all key topics in detail including case studies http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography