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Geography

Year 10 Geography

The geography department aim to nurture and develop student curiosity, interest and enjoyment in the world around them. We encourage students to have open, enquiring minds and to perceive geography in the context of a wider body of knowledge, vocabulary and skills and to provide a sound basis for lifelong study and the pursuit of personal interest. The teaching methods and resources allow all pupils to gain an experience of the world both in and out of lessons. Fieldwork is an essential part of allowing students to cultivate a sense of location, a knowledge of places, respect for differing cultures and an empathy with people in our own and other societies. Within lessons students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the significance of the actions and different attitudes of individuals and groups who use, manage and make decisions about their physical, economic, social, political, and cultural environments and how these environments interact and affect the landscape. 

Fundamentally, this subject allows students to appreciate that the world is dynamic and is therefore an integral part of a broad and balanced education.

Enrichment

Fieldwork opportunities in Years 5 – 8 provide the chance for students to recall knowledge in both a familiar and an unfamiliar context. It also allows students to build a wider geographical knowledge in preparation for their Paper 3 at GCSE. At GCSE students investigate two contrasting environments.

Facilities

We have a designated teaching classroom. Our lessons are taught by specialists and they will lead the fieldwork visits.

Autumn Term

Physical Fieldwork

Investigating coastal processes and management
Primary data collection along the coast
Processing and presenting data
Analysis and conclusions
Evaluating coastal enquiry
Human Fieldwork
Investigating urban life
Primary data collection in an urban area
Processing and presenting data
Analysis and conclusions
Evaluating human enquiry

Spring Term

Resource Management

Global distribution of resources
Provision of food, water and energy in the UK
Global food supply
Impact of food security
Increasing food supply
The Indus Basin Irrigation System
Sustainable food production

Summer Term

The Challenge of Natural Hazards: Tectonic Hazards

What are natural hazards?
Distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes
Physical processes at plate margins
The effects of earthquakes
Responses to earthquakes
Living at risk from tectonic hazards
Reducing the risk from tectonic hazards

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We continue to invite parents to come and visit Thorpe House School whilst we operate a phased return for our pupils. Our Admissions team is available to answer any questions you may have about joining the school and the Headmaster would be delighted to give you a tour of the site. Please contact our Registrar on [email protected] to arrange a chat or visit