Students focus on: broadening their knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments; and growing a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Students also learn geographical knowledge, understanding and skills, and conduct fieldwork in contrasting locations to collect, analyse and draw conclusions from geographical data.
The KS3 programme consolidates and extends students’ knowledge of the world’s major countries and their physical and human features. The curriculum builds on the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum programme of study for Geography, teaching students:
- To think about their place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and the sustainability of the planet.
- How places and landscapes are formed, how people and environment interact and how a diverse range of economies and societies are interconnected.
- The key concepts that underpin the study of geography.
Activities often involve research, reading or extended writing tasks or revising to consolidate learning.
During the year, several assessments are carried out. These vary in form and include written exam-style assessments, research-based projects, the construction of scale models and written reports.
Geography will organise local field studies in the London Borough of Richmond, an ‘International Day’ and a joint-department residential trip to Europe.