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Geography

At Castle Rock we want students through the study of Geography to help them make the sense of the world around them.  Geography covers a wide variety of issues such as urban issues, world development, extreme environments, rivers and hazards to name but a few.

The course will give students the chance to get to grips with some of the big questions which affect their world and understand the social, economic and physical forces and processes which shape and change our world.

There are so many ways of learning in geography. It is very practical with opportunities to learn new skills such as modern computer based mapping (called GIS), map skills, interpreting photographs, fieldwork skills, presenting, role play and debating techniques.  Geography also enables students to improve their literacy through report writing and written work and make practical use of your numeracy skills when you interpret data and construct graphs.

 

Geography is not only up to date and relevant, it’s one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world’s current problems boil down to geography and we need the geographers of the future to help us understand them.

 Michael Palin


Schemes of Learning:

Year 7


Location, Location


Invest in Maps


People Everywhere


Flooding


 

Year 8


Focus on Fantastic Places


The Development Gap


Wild Weather



Year 9


Coasts


A Planet in Crisis


Risky World