Key stage 3
Year 7 Geography at Clare Mount will encourage pupils to question and wonder at the world around them. Pupils will complete a range of units created with the aim of developing and improving their geographical skills, knowledge of places and understanding of processes. Initially they will be studying our planet, how it was formed, what makes it unique and how humans interact with it. They will then build on the map skills by using a variety of maps and advancing their knowledge of how to use them. We will also be undertaking the study of places drawn from a number of areas of the world including the UK and Europe.
Year 8 will focus on Physical Geography including the rivers of the world, the coastal zone and tropical rainforests, pupils will visit Hilbre Island to investigate local coastal erosion. Human Geography will involve a study of China. A study of world population will also form part of their human geography experience in year 8.
Year 9 begins with 'The Restless Earth' a study of earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics, with an in depth study of Indonesia's Volcanoes including Krakatoa and Mt. Rinjani in Lombok. In Human geography we will look at tourism both locally and internationally which forms part of the GCSE course in year 10 and gives a good insight into the type of study required as they progress into the next key stage
AQA GCSE Geography A will be available for pupils from September 2015. The course involves two written exams in 2017 and a fieldwork topic worth 25% of the overall mark.
Topics studied include
Study of this course will give students of all backgrounds the opportunity to develop:
This course has 25 per cent controlled assessment and is suitable for students wishing to study a variety of subjects at a higher level.
From 2015 we will be offering pupils the chance to study Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 1. This course offers pupils an opportunity to gain a qualification in an area which is driving the Liverpool and Wirral economy with over 1 million visitors a year visiting the region
In Year 10 pupils will be working on the UK Travel Industry unit. This will help them to:
Understand the structure of the UK Travel Industry
Explore different travel options
Look at the reasons why people travel
Investigate how people make their own travel arrangements
How you can support your child
Discuss different reasons why people may travel
Choose one travel method to consider why people might select it
Research a transport provider such as Virgin trains or EasyJet airlines
Find out about an organisation that specialises in leisure travel such as Thomson or First Choice
Visit a local travel agent and discuss the advantages of booking through a travel agent