At Castle Manor, we want to stimulate an interest in and a sense of wonder about the world. Geography is a subject that covers all aspects of life. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on students’ own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.
Year 7 – As an introduction to studying Geography at Castle Manor, students will look at map skills, moving on to looking at culture, rivers and how inequality is seen over the world.
Year 8 – This year students will look at tectonic hazards, globalisation, Africa, weather and climate, rainforests and a zombie apocalypse!
Year 9 – Year 9 sees us focusing on the development gap, climate change and the impact of sport and regeneration.
Year 10 – Students study the living world, looking at issues such as deforestations and ecotourism. They move on to looking at urbanisation and the problems that come with it, both at a national and international level. This is followed by studying the physical landscapes of the UK. During Year 10 a fieldtrip will take place to Happisburgh and Cromer focussing on the effectiveness of sea defences.
Year 11 – In their final year students study the changing economic world, natural hazards including earthquakes and typhoons and then resource management. During this year preparations for fieldwork skills will continue including a trip into the town centre to look at whether Haverhill needs regenerating.
The exam board for Geography is AQA.