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The Team and Facilities:

There is a dedicated team of three geography specialists. We are a passionate team with lots of teaching experience. We are proud of our lesson resources and excellent behaviour management. Geography is a very popular subject at Wexham where we stimulate curiosity about the natural and human worlds, about places and people from the local area to distant countries.

KEY STAGE 3

Throughout Key Stage 3 we believe that it is important that students are able to understand and study basic concepts of geography. An enquiry-based approach enables students to develop their geographical skills, knowledge and understanding. We like to focus on real people, places and issues for inspiration; encouraging students to take an active approach to learning about the world around them.

We believe that we should equip students with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. During the KS3 curriculum, we give a deeper understanding about areas and teach current issue topics, for example, ‘focus on the Middle East’, Africa and economic geography in the United Kingdom. As students progress at Wexham, their growing knowledge about the world helps them deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical/human processes and the formation of landscapes as well as different environments.  During Year 7, 8 and 9, students will grasp understanding of rivers and coasts. Economic geography is taught in Year 9 giving students an insight on the levels of development in different countries. 

KEY STAGE 4

The popular combination of engaging subject content and a clear and manageable assessment structure makes GCSE Geography a really enjoyable experience.

Students studying geography will be able to:

  • Study physical processes and how they produce diverse and dynamic landscapes over time
  • Learn about the interdependence of physical environments and the interaction between people and the environment
  • Receive balanced and manageable coverage of both Physical and Human Geography.
  • Learn the different Fieldwork skills and use them on a field trip to an urban and coastal location.

KEY STAGE 5

Geography A level at Wexham school builds on students experiences from GSCE. Students will study both physical and human geography as well as developing opportunities for students to research and investigate an area of their own choosing in completing the Individual Investigation, a Non-Examined Assessment (coursework).

SUBJECT

YEAR GROUP

EXAM BOARD

SPECIFICATION

Geography 10 and 11 AQA GCSE Geography (8305)
Geography 12 and 13 AQA A Level Geography (8035)