The Archway Learning Trust Geography curriculum recognises that a coherent understanding of geography enables young people to engage with and reflect upon the rapidly changing world around them. Our curriculum offers students the chance to explore their surroundings and develop their decision-making skills whilst feeling a sense of wonder about the natural environment. As students’ progress on their geographical journey, their appreciation of the importance of their role in current geographical issues will develop allowing them to become more conscience of their own social responsibility. The curriculum aims to give students the opportunity to develop their geographical curiosity about a variety of issues through investigation, both inside and outside the classroom with a number of fieldwork opportunities available. Students will develop an awareness of a variety of spaces and places at a range of different scales, they will assess the challenges and interactions taking place in both physical environments and human environments, whilst recognising the importance of adapting to these and recognising sustainability. Students should leave Archway with an ability to recognise the interdependent nature of geography and understand that no geographical concepts can be applied in isolation.
At The Long Eaton School Geography is taught using a variety of teaching and learning strategies that aim to stimulate interest in our world including enquiry, decision making and field work beyond the class room.
Please click on the following link to see an overview of our Geography curriculum:
Key Stage 3 Overview:
In years 7, 8 and 9 students will study Geography for three lessons a fortnight. They will cover a broad range of geographical themes including development, natural hazards, threatened people and places, and global coastlines. We supplement pupils’ knowledge with in-depth case studies on Brazil, Russia, China and the Arctic.
Students are given the opportunity to carry out on-site fieldwork during KS3. This prepares them with the knowledge and skills to tackle the fieldwork units that are part of the GCSE course. Students also have the chance to attend an off-site fieldtrip as part of the TLES Pledge.
Key Stage 4 Overview:
Year 11 students taking GCSE Geography currently study the Edexcel Geography ‘B’ specification. Students have 5 lessons a fortnight.
Our year 10 students are now studying the AQA GCSE specification in line with the rest of the schools in the Trust. The course allows pupils to study a mix of human and physical geography-based units from the challenge of living with natural hazards to the challenge of resource management. The content within these units builds on prior knowledge that students have built up during KS3.
Students will complete two pieces of fieldwork during this course, one based in an urban setting and one in a rural area focused on rivers.
Some careers that Geography might be particularly helpful include:
Researcher, Climate Change Analyst, Journalist, Teacher, Environmental Manager, Geologist, Land Surveyor, Landscape Architect, Meteorologist, Nature Conservation Officer, Town Planner, Travel Agent.