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’An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.’’
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At Chobham Academy, Geography plays an important role in ensuring that exploration is at the heart of our curriculum. Students have at least two lessons a week, in which they delve into the human and natural phenomena that occurs around them locally and globally. Through investigations, data analysis, decision making and writing scientifically our students become attuned to identifying issues and to calculating solutions to these.
The skills employed within Geography are seldom compartmentalised, rather they are fluid, crossing over into many disciplines such as the sciences, mathematics and other humanities subjects. In studying Geography at Chobham Academy, our students mature into well rounded beings who are socially, economically, politically and environmentally aware.
Ms. A Stewart-Parker - Director of Learning for Humanities
Ms K. Chalkley - Subject Lead for Geography
Mr G Gergaud - Teacher of Geography
Key Stage 3
In Year 7, Students study Local Geographies (UK and Europe), Africa (Human development), China (Demographics) and Mapping Skills.
In Year 8, Students study Asia (Natural hazards), Middle East (Conflict), and Russia (Culture)
ILT Tasks: Students are given regular ILT tasks based on the topic being studied. This may range from a research tasks to explore new content to the completion of extended writing tasks (Big Writes) which are set every two weeks.
Key Stage 4
In Year 9 students study the WJEC GCSE Geography B specification topics Quality of Life, Urban services and provision, Urbanisation, Planning issues in built environments and Rural change.
In Year 10 students study the WJEC GCSE Geography B specification topics Weather and Climate, Ecosystems, Desertification, River processes and landforms, Coastal processes and management.
ILT Tasks: Students are given regular ILT tasks based on the topic being studied. This may range from a research task to completion of GCSE standard essays. Students are given extended written tasks (Big Writes) every week.
Students take part in regular field work, and have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities, linked to global issues throughout the year.
Currently, students are engaged in a mapping project - designing an app to geo locate E20 - our postcode!