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Howden School

Howden School

Geography

Geography is one of the most exciting subjects to study. We live in an interdependent world caught up in chains of events which span the globe. We depend upon an increasingly fragile physical environment, whose complex interactions require careful management. The Geography Department aims to inspire in Howden students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We want our students to develop their knowledge of the location of globally significant places, understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human features of both the UK and wider world, and be competent in a range of geographical skills. At KS4, students may opt to study for the Edexcel GCSE Geography with its stimulating blend of traditional and contemporary content and fieldwork opportunities.

'Geography, without it you’d be lost.'

Mr. A. Mason, Head of Humanities

Key Stage 3 

Year 7

Map Skills
Restless Earth
River & Coasts
Population and Migration
Development

Year 8

Weather & Climate
Environments & Resources
Global Warming
City living
Reading landscapes

Key Stage 4 

Year 9

Students will follow Edexcel GCSE Specification A.

In year 9 they will cover Paper 1 topics including;
Changing UK Landscapes
Coastal Landscapes
River Landscapes
Weather hazards & Climate change

Year 10

Students will follow Edexcel GCSE Specification A.

In year 10 students will cover Paper 1 and Paper 2 and complete their fieldwork to investigate a coastal environment. Topics will include;
Ecosystems, biodiversity and management
Investigating physical environments (fieldwork visit)
Changing Cities
Investigating urban environments (fieldwork visit)

Year 11

Students will follow Edexcel GCSE Specification A.

Global Development
Resource Management
Investigating UK challenges

Useful Links

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zsytxsg

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-a-2016.html

Geography in the News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47308235

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-47364934/strong-winds-cause-ice-wave-in-fort-erie-canada

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46518747

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-47206685/why-polar-bears-are-invading-human-settlements