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Geography at Campsmount

Geography is part of the Humanities faculty.  It has two dedicated Geography specialists.

The aims of the subject is to:

  • To stimulate a wonder and interest about the world, people and places.
  • To provide a stimulating and varied learning experience that allows all pupils to access the Geography curriculum and gain success.
  • To encourage students to have open, enquiring minds and to perceive Geography in the context of a wider body of knowledge, vocabulary and skills and to provide a sound basis for life long study and the pursuit of personal interest.
  • To develop a sense of awe and wonder about the world in which we live. 
  • To encourage the development of informed opinions and to support such opinions with reasoned arguments, communicating ideas and opinions effectively.
  • To encourage the development of an enquiring mind and the ability to become an independent learner.

Key Stage 3

At KS3 the department look to engage students and develop their thirst for knowledge about the world around them. 

Year 7 Autumn term: Mapping connections and Settlement. Spring term: Weather and Climate and Pole to Pole.  Summer term: Rainforest Alliance and What makes Britain Great?

Year 8 Autumn term: Rivers and flooding and Tourism. Spring term:  Global Fashion and climate change. Summer term: Energy and China.

Year 9 Autumn term: Development and Restless Earth Spring term: Population and water world. Summer term: Consuming resources and Battle for the Biosphere.

There is also an 'Extended Learning' programme for students in Key Stage 3.  Read more about this on the Extended Learning web page

Key Stage 4

Edexcel B At KS4 students follow the Edexcel B GCSE course. 

Year 10 and 11:

Unit 1 - Dynamic Planet Restless Earth, Changing Climate, Battle for the biosphere, Water World, Rivers and Extreme Environments

Unit 2 – People and the Planet Population, Consuming resources, Globalisation, Development dilemmas, Changing economy of the UK, Challenges of a rural world.

Unit 3 – Making Geographical decisions

Unit 4 – Controlled Assessment

Key Stage 5

AQA  At KS5 students begin to focus on the key areas within Geography and develop skills that will be essential to future careers within employment.

Who we are

Mrs C Filippo - Head of Geography

Mr C Bentley - Head of Humanities 

Further Information

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the school curriculum please email: heads.pa@campsmount.com

​Useful Links

Extended Learning