The Geography curriculum is designed to give all students the confidence and experience to help inform and shape ideas; investigating human and physical strands of the multi-faceted subject. This will enable students to become global citizens and have the cultural literacy to be role models for the future and set a trail for others to emulate. Considering themes such as sustainability, development and climate change in their everyday lives, and aiming to shape their behaviour in a way in which aims to conserve and protect the planet.
Geography offers the opportunity to study a range of topics that investigate the physical processes of our planet, human societies and the economic and environmental challenges within the local, national and global context. This gives students the confidence to interact with the wider world, leading to fulfilled and positive life experiences. The curriculum encourages students to ask questions, develop critical thinking skills, and layer a deeper understanding of complex concepts as the course navigates through the curriculum. The curriculum supports the cultural beliefs of our academy driven through our house icons and CARE values.
Geographical skills are embedded within units of work throughout all key stages. Students develop their cartographic, graphical, ICT and GIS skills. Fieldwork enquiries enable students to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding within both human and physical Geography.
Geography bridges the curriculum from the physical processes in Science, creativity in English to the quantitative skills of Mathematics. Students are able to use these connections to excel in the wider world.
Rossington All Saints Academy values in Geography
Community: reduce single use plastics, sustainability, appreciate diversity, empathy with those less fortunate.
Aspirations: experience life in its fullness, love of travel, develop a thirst to explore the wider world.
Resilience: Look for positive solutions, appreciate how actions can have positive outcomes on the world, physical and mental well-being.
Excellence: students are encouraged to understand the world in which they live, in pursuit of learning and make a positive difference for the future.
Qualification name: GCSE Geography
Exam board: AQA
Assessment details: 3 papers
- Paper 1 Physical Environment 1hr 30 (35% of total grade)
- Paper 2 Human Environment 1hr 30 (35% of total grade)
- Paper 3 Geographical Applications 1 hr 15 (30% of the total grade)
Link to Exam board specifications: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography
GCSE Geography is a solid basis for many A level subjects including; Environmental studies, Geology, Economics, and Sociology. There are many areas more directly related to Geography, such as Travel and Tourism, the environment, transport management, journalism, town planning, careers the armed services and much more.