Auckland College
Independent School

Geography

The Geography Curriculum at Auckland College follows guidelines and attributes from the National Curriculum.  Pupils are introduced to range of themes/topics each term, which will equip them with the knowledge and key skills needed to study Geography successfully.  

Key stage 3

Pupils in Key Stage 3 will study a number of topics that will lead them to consider the importance of sustainable development. The course will encourage students to investigate, analyse and evaluate the significant issues of our world. They will consider human interactions with the natural world and the physical process that shape the landscape. This will be underpinned by the consistent use of geographical skills needed for effective analysis and the use of Geographical Information Systems. Students will be encouraged to complete fieldwork allowing students to collect, analyse and evaluate a range of data, to work collaboratively with others and to develop their own understanding of the world around them.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Geography will follow the OCR B specification which encourages enquiring minds focussing on developing and enquiry approach to topics covered. It combines enquiry with fieldwork and geographical skills to ensure students have a holistic approach to study. Topics studied include global hazards, changing climate,, distinctive landscapes, sustaining ecosystems, development, resources and geographical skills. This programme is underpinned by the skills developed in Key Stage 3 and will create the enquiring minds that will “inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives” (Michael Palin).