Key Stage 3
Geography is taught to all pupils in years 8, 9 and 10 two periods per week. Pupils study aspects of the physical and human landscape and the relationships between people and their environments. Students engage in active and interesting lessons that encourage and develop independent learning but also build transferable skills such as effective communication and working with others.
Year 8: Topics within Year 8 are based within a Northern Ireland and UK context, allowing pupils to become familiar with the geography of their local surroundings. Topics studied include:
* Continents and Oceans
* Map work and Map Skills
Year 9: Topics within Year 9 are based within a European Context. Topics studied include:
* Weathering and Limestone
* European Union
Year 10: Topics within Year 10 are based within a global context. Topics studied include:
*Volcanoes & Earthquakes
* Tropical Rainforests
* Development, Aid & Trade
Pupils in Year 10 have the opportunity to participate in W5’s ‘Seismic Skyscrapers’ event to aid their understanding of Earthquakes.