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WELCOME

“Geography illuminates the past, explains the present and prepares us for the future - what could be more important than that?” - Michael Palin, President of the Royal Geographical Society.

At Colyton Grammar we aim to inspire our students through the study of Geography. It is hands-on, it is relevant and it is fun. The current curriculum is a good mix of topics such as urban issues, world development, extreme environments, rivers and hazards to name but a few. The lessons taught give students the chance to get to grips with some of the big questions which affect our world and understand the social, economic and physical forces and processes which shape and change our world.

Our world is changing fast and we need to understand it; there has never been a more important time to study geography.

- Miss Hickey, Head of Geography

WHAT WE DO

There are so many ways of learning in Geography. It is very practical, with opportunities to learn new skills such as modern computer-based mapping (called GIS), map skills, interpreting photographs, fieldwork skills, presenting, role play and debating techniques.

Students will improve their literacy through report writing and written work, and make practical use of numeracy skills when they interpret data and construct graphs.

Fieldwork, or working outside the classroom, is a really important part of Geography at Colyton. We offer a range of brilliant opportunities to experience some of the things students learn about in class, allowing students to see things differently and of course have fun.

Lower Years Geography

The lower years curriculum will involve the following:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn
Term

What is Geography?

Wild weather 1: Tropical storms,

Map skills

Wild weather 2: Floods

Changing coastlines

Living with tectonic hazards



 

Spring
Term

World Climate and Biomes

Urban Futures

Unequal places- development

Geography

Frozen Oceans – the Arctic

Summer
Term

Living in a global World

Agriculture and industry

Tropical Oceans - coral reefs

Energy Futures

Middle Years (Y9-11) Geography

The middle years curriculum will involve the following:

 

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn
Term

Living with the physical environment: The living world - desert and tropical rainforest ecosystems

Living with the physical environment: Physical landscapes in the UK – coasts and rivers continued

 

The changing economic world – continued

Living with the physical environment- the challenge of natural hazards

Spring
Term

Challenges in the human environment - The challenge of resource management

Challenges in the human environment - Urban issues and challenges

 

The challenge of natural hazards - continued

Geographical applications - Issue evaluation

Summer
Term

Geographical applications – Fieldwork 1 Physical Geography

Living with the physical environment:

Physical landscapes in the UK – coasts and rivers

Geographical applications – Fieldwork 2 Human Geography

Challenges in the human environment - The changing economic world

 

Revision

 

 

Upper Years Geography

Geography at A level presentation

 

The upper years curriculum will involve the following:

 

Year 12

Year 13

Autumn
Term

Tectonic Processes and Hazards

Regeneration

Water Cycle and Water security

Superpowers

 

Spring
Term

Coasts

Globalisation

Carbon Cycle and Energy security

Global development

Summer
Term

Coursework- NEA

 Revision