Where would you be without it?
Geography is the study of the Earth and how people live on it. The word Geography comes from the Greek word “geographia” which means “a description of the Earth”.
Why study this subject?
Geography is a vital topic for study because it allows a student to understand the planet in a way that clarifies various global political issues and to see the relationship between people, groups and the physical environment in which they live.
At KD we study a range of physical and human geography.
What we do at KS3
- Year 7: What is Geography? Map Skills, Weather, Flooding, Urbanisation
- Year 8: Rivers and Coasts, Population, Economic and World Issues.
- Year 9: Environmental Regions, Volcanos, Resources, Fashion and Sport, Development.
Every year we also focus on one exciting case study including Kenya, India and China.
What we so at KS4
Year 11 students follow the Edexcel Geography A syllabus which finishes this year.
Year 11 Subjects:
- A tourist’s world
- A wasteful world
- Challenges for the planet
- Geographical skills
- Controlled Assessment: Tourism in the Lake District
Year 10 Subjects
- The changing landscapes of the UK.
- Weather hazards and climate change
- Ecosystems and biodiversity.
- Changing cities
- Geographical investigations: Tourism/Coastal landscapes.
Geography allows students to not only study this subject in greater detail at both A-Level and at University, but it helps to develop a range of skills which are transferable to numerous jobs. Specific jobs directly relate to the subject include: Architect, Tourism, Urban Planner, Cartographer, Climatologist, Transportation, Management, Environmental Management, Journalist, Researcher, Teaching, Emergency Management, Demographer, Marketing, Information Scientist.