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Due to the nature and location of The Deanery, in a new and thriving area such as Wichelstowe, Geography at The Deanery cannot fail to be interactive, engaging and inspiring. All students will be involved in high quality geography that will evoke a curiosity and a fascination for the world around them, wherever life may take them in the future. 

‘In the beginning, God created the Heavens and Earth’ Genesis 1:1 It is our honour and pleasure to have been given the gift of the Earth; to learn about it, understand it, explore it, and protect it is the best way that we can show our gratitude.

To become confident Geographers, students will work on gaining a true understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Furthermore, they will learn about the diversity within our world; covering themes such as places, people, resources and environments. As students’ progress through the school, they will also start to link and connect how the Earths features have changed over time. 

Geography lessons at The Deanery will stimulate and challenge all students through the variety of both topics and tasks whilst covering the three key areas of Geography; Physical, Human and Environmental.  The curriculum is split equally across these areas so that all students can progress successfully in Geography further up the school and into Higher Education. 

Geography

Year 7 

Year 8 

Year 9 

Term 1

 

What is our local area doing to the environment? 

What is Climate Change? How is that affecting the rainforest? 

What are Environmental issues and what can we do? 

Term 2

What goes on underneath our feet? 

What happens when rivers flood? 

What happens to rocks over time?

Term 3

What impact do Natural Disasters have on the world? 

What can we learn about our Coastal areas? 

What is Glaciation? 

Term 4

What is the landscape of Great Britain like? Including, how do we use maps? 

How does Britain differ across its landscapes? 

How is Britain affected by crime? 

Term 5

What do we understand by Weather and Climate?  

What difference does population size make? 

What is Globalisation? 

Term 6

Can we compare Africa and Asia? 

What impact does Tourism have on the world?

Local Enquiry

 

Aims and Objectives for Geography at The Deanery:

All students will; 

  • have a contextual knowledge of significant global places, both land and sea. They will be able to define physical and human characteristics showing they understand the actions of processes. 
  • be able to complete valuable and relevant field data that involves collecting, analysing and communicating their range of findings as well as summarising what that might mean. 
  • utilise a range of sources to gather geographical information. This includes maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems. (GIS) 
  • be able to share, with confidence, geographical knowledge in varying forms from verbal to numerical through to extended written answers. 

 

The Geography Department at The Deanery will achieve these aims through learning both in and out of the classroom. There will be opportunities to see Geography in action through field trips, both local and further afield as well as visiting experts and experiences such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award. 

Students will encompass all of the ALIVE values whilst studying Geography, notably explore, persevere and communicate to enable them to grow into young people that recognise the importance of becoming stewards of our Earth. ‘The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.’ Genesis 2:1 Understanding our world through the subject of Geography is the first step to be able to look after it. 

Enrichment: 

Geography will develop its enrichment programme as the school grows through programme such as Ten Tors. 

Knowledge Organisers

Year 7 Knowledge Organisers

Year 8 Knowledge Organisers

Year 9 Knowledge Organisers (to follow)

Grade descriptors - Key Stage 3 to GCSE (to follow)

Useful websites: 

BBC Bitesize

Geography All the Way

Oxfam