The Geography department at Churchfields Academy is a vibrant and active learning community. We believe Geography to be an exciting and dynamic subject that affects us all in this rapidly changing world. We strive to ensure every student is given every opportunity to realise their potential.
- To excite students to take Geography further at college and university
- To engage everyone with their surroundings and the environment.
- To ensure all students develop a dynamic skill set which will benefit them in their later life.
- To excite students both within the class and through field-trips, locally and abroad.
- To encourage students to enthusiastically explore and question the world around them.
- To encourage every student to fulfil or exceed their potential in a supportive environment.
The Geography department is very well resourced, with excellent ICT access (including iPads), textbooks and innovative teaching resources for all.
At Key Stage 3, Geography at Churchfields Academy covers all aspects of the National Curriculum and explores links between the physical and human world in which we live. The team works hard to ensure lessons are engaging, challenging current and relevant to our students. We aim to promote curious and inspired minds. As part of being an independent learner, the team encourages the students to get involved in project work through home learning projects.
There is a strong focus on fully preparing the students for GCSEs at Key Stage 3, by introducing GCSE topics, GCSE style exam questions and GCSE assessments.
Our topics include:
- An Introduction to Geography
- The Environment
- Weather and Climate
Our topics include:
- Tectonic Hazards
- River Landscapes
At GCSE, the Geography department uses AQA GCSE specification A. The units taught build on existing Key Stage 3 learning whilst also introducing new geographical knowledge, understanding and skills. The topics studied are Natural Hazards; Living World; Physical Landscape; Urban Issues and Challenges; Changing Economic World; Challenge of Resource Management; Skills and an Evaluation section based on Fieldwork.