Geography at Park School is a dynamic and interesting subject. We study a wide range of both physical and human aspects of geography. Topics include earthquakes, population, rivers and a variety of country specific studies. As part of this breadth of study, we also cover subject specific skills such as map reading and cross curricular skills including research, analysis and presentation.
The GCSE course follows the AQA Geography 1-9 Specification, covering units on natural hazards, population and development, climate change, tourism, coasts and rivers.
Throughout all years we strongly encourage participation in fieldwork to support class based learning and we offer a wide range of opportunities to learn the subject through practical experience. These include activities in a coastal location, study of a local factory, tourist attraction and real life study of a local river. At GCSE, fieldwork opportunities are increased further, with field-based being part of our controlled assessment focus. The programmes we deliver are fully differentiated to cater for all abilities and learning styles, including dedicated activities for gifted and talented students, with competitions based on research and presentation.
We encourage regular monitoring of news and current issues to support the learning in this subject.