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Geography

Year 11 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

Changing Economic World

Measuring development
The Demographic Transition Model
Population structures
Causes of uneven development
Uneven development – wealth, health and migration
Reducing the gap – aid and technology, fair trade, debt relief and tourism
Nigeria
UK economy

Spring Term

The Challenge of Natural Hazards: Weather Hazards

Global atmospheric circulation
Tropical storms
Typhoon Haiyan
Reducing the effects of tropical storms
Weather hazards in the UK
Extreme weather in the UK
The Challenge of Natural Hazards: Climate Change
Evidence
Natural and human causes
Managing the impacts

Summer Term

Pre-release

How to answer the issue evaluation paper

Trigger Popup

ADMISSIONS TO THORPE HOUSE SCHOOL

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.