The study of complex and contemporary issues allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the dynamic world, and equips them with the skills required to explore and analyse the challenges faced now and in the future.
|Mrs F Summers
Curriculum Team Leader - Humanities
You can download a copy of the Geography Learning Journey for the Minster school below.
In Y7, students attend 3 lessons of Geography per fortnight. In Years 8 and 9, students attend 2 lessons per fortnight. During KS3, we explore topics such as migration, climate change, glaciation, hazards and map skills.
Visits and Events
Y7 visit to Dovedale, Derbyshire- approximate cost £15. Students will also participate in ‘Humanities Day’ in Y8, working in groups to explore policies for a post-Brexit UK.
At GCSE level, students attend 4-5 lessons per fortnight.
Board and Specification
(May-June of Y11)
|Our Natural World (01) (Written Exam)||35%|
|People and Society (02) (Written Exam)||35%|
|Geographical Exploration (03) (Written Exam)||30%|
Recommended Study Aids
CGP GCSE Geography OCR B
GCSE Geography students will attend two compulsory fieldwork visits as part of their course:
- Birmingham (Year 10) - Approximate cost £35
- Burbage Brook (Year 10) - Approximate cost £12