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Year 7 Geography

Year 8 Geography

Year 9 Geography

Year 10 Geography

Year 11 Geography

KS3 Geography

In line with the National Curriculum, St John’s Geography Department aims to instil in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Geography lessons will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

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GCSE Geography

At St John's we follow the AQA GCSE course.
GCSE Geography will appeal to those students who possess a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, and who wish to continue to develop their abilities as young Geographers.

Geography is a broad subject which gives you many options for the future. Employers and universities see geography as a robust academic subject rich in skills, knowledge and understanding. As a subject linking the arts and the sciences it is highly flexible in terms of what you can combine it with, both at GCSE and A Level. If you choose to take geography on to university there are literally hundreds of courses to choose from and the range of career areas accessed by graduates of geography will probably surprise you. Geography is an ‘EBacc’ subject, and is therefore recognised as one of the subjects which best develops the skills and knowledge that all students will require in later life.

Students will be expected to take an active role in lessons, engaging with the subject matter and offering their own opinions and analysis. Geography is a literary subject which involves evaluating and examining a wide variety of case studies and other relevant written material, so the course is best suited to individuals who enjoy reading and who are willing to take responsibility for their own research and revision. The course also requires a degree of mathematical ability, particularly the ability to analyse and present data and statistics

Sixth Form Courses

This course will appeal to those students who:

  • Would like to acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of physical and human process.
  • Would like to develop an understanding of the inter-relationship between people and their environments.
  • Would like to understand how decisions are made about the use and management of resources and environments.

Students with AS or A level Geography will have access to a wide range of possible careers and higher education opportunities. The skills used within the course are in high demand in both industry and at university level. Students would be able to embark upon a range of courses such as the Civil Service, Accounting, Surveying, Tourism and Teaching.