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Geography is a very popular GCSE and A Level option.

Areas studied span all scales from local problems to worldwide topics. The courses chosen are designed to be highly relevant and include contemporary human issues such as population growth, ageing populations, migration flows, global urban issues. We also study physical topics including the landscape of the UK, glaciation, tropical rainforests and the geology of the UK. Geography provides young people with greater awareness of day to day lives and contributes to their employability.

In the 3rd Form, we study a wide variety of topics including: glacial landscapes of the UK, natural hazards, tourism, and a case study looking at the regeneration of the city of Bristol.

We aim to run international trips every two years, with our most recent trips being to Italy to see Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii and Capri, and Iceland to study tectonics, coasts, and tourism, as well as glacial and fluvial landscapes. In addition, there will be local fieldwork opportunities to support the various courses.

A memorable and spectacular trip to Iceland

Trip to Italy - From Catacombs To Volcanoes

We also run the yearly “Geography Forum” where we invite Sixth Form pupils to lecture visiting students and staff.

GCSE Curriculum

At GCSE we study the AQA GCSE Geography Specification which includes the topics: Urban Challenges, Living World, Physical Landscapes of the UK, Natural Hazards, Resource Management and Changing Economic World.

GCSE Specification

A Level Curriculum

At A Level we study the Cambridge International AS and A Level Syllabus which includes the topics: Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology, Atmosphere and Weather, Rocks and Weathering, Population, Migration, and Settlement Dynamics at AS Level. At A2 we will be looking at Coastal Environments, Hazardous Environments, Global Interdependence and Economic Transition. This course is designed to allow non-GCSE geography students to join the department at A Level at no disadvantage.

A Level Curriculum

Contact Geography Department Staff

Head of Department
Mr Joshua Godfrey - 01749 814254

Teaching Staff
Dr Emily Corrigan
Mr Will Danskin
Mr David Cotterill

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