Welcome to the Geography Department
At Branston we want students to “think like Geographers”. We want to create independent, curious, tolerant and passionate global citizens who care about the planet we live on. Our curriculum promotes an awe and wonder of the world around us, from the local scale in Branston to the bigger picture of global issues such as climate change. We facilitate the understanding of the human and physical characteristics of places across the world and how those interactions create the diverse world in which we all live. We want our students to leave our classrooms with the ability to think for themselves, to be able to analyse information, sort it, question it and evaluate it to come to clear, substantiated judgements. Skills that they will take through life.
Learning through enquiry is at the heart of our curriculum. Investigations not only build on research skills, but the ability to synthesise information, problem solve and conclude are all important transferrable skills which support children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
We strongly encourage our subject to be learned inside and outside of the classroom. We want our learners to be inspired to continue their study of Geography at GCSE and beyond.
What skills do I need as a Geographer? Why are map skills important?
How does water shape the land?
What issues do rural and urban areas face?
Why are tectonic hazards so dangerous?
How does weather and climate affect me? Why are the tropical rainforests and Savannah ecosystems so different?
What is happening to our coasts?
Can the development gap be reduced?
Why is Kenya still classed as an LIC? Is China an NIC
Wider UK issues
Tectonics, distinctive landscapes and rivers
Global cities, rural-urban issues
Coastal process and change, Physical fieldwork, Weather and climate
Social development, extreme weather, climate change and ecosystems
Global inequalities and regional development, Water resources, Human fieldwork
The specification document for this course can be found below:
KS4 Geography Specification
|Year 12||Changing Landscapes: Coasts Changing places||Tectonic hazards, Changing places||Weather and climate, Water and carbon systems NEA|
|Year 13||Weather and climate, Water and carbon||Global governance: Migration and Oceans Energy challenges and dilemmas 21st Century challenges||Revision|
Extra Curricular Activities and Clubs
We encourage all students to participate in the extra-curricular programme we offer. Our clubs and activities are designed to be inclusive for all; the broad range on offer ensures that there is something for students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to get involved with. We regularly review our offer to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.
The extra-curriculum clubs and activities for the current (and previous) academic term can be found by visiting the link below.
Currently in development