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Netherthorpe School

Netherthorpe
School

Geography

Head of Department – A Rutherford

KS3

Year 7

Term 1

  • People Everywhere (Population and settlements).

Term 2

  • Floods – causes, consequences and management.
  • Kenya – study of a developing country.

Term 3

  • Independent Investigation – Geography in the news.
  • Making Connections and Geographical skills.

Year 8

Term 1

  • Earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunami.
  • Weather and climate.

Term 2

  • Ecosystems – Tropical rainforests, Savanna.

Term 3

  • Hot deserts.
  • National parks in the UK.
  • Fieldwork in Castleton and Edale.

Year 9

Term 1

  • Development issues.

Term 2

  • Antarctica – the last wilderness.

Term 3

  • Begin GCSE – Climate Change

KS4

Geography (EDEXCEL Specification B)

Additional information of use to students/parents during study

There are two compulsory days of fieldwork to collect data for Geographical Investigations. The rural study will be in Eyam and Creswell, probably in September of Y11. The coastal study will be at Hornsea and Mappleton on the Holderness coast in Yorkshire, probably in May of Y11.

A revision guide is available from the Geography department.

KS5

A Level Geography

Additional information of use to students/parents during study

There are four compulsory days of fieldwork to collect data for the Independent Investigation. This includes a three day residential course based at YH Conwy for two nights, probably in October of Y12. There is also one day’s fieldwork on the Holderness coast, probably in May of Y12.

Students will also have the opportunity to go on a study tour to the Bay of Naples in Italy for five days.

Most of the content of the course is compulsory, but there are also three optional choices. These choices are Coastal landscapes and change, Regenerating places, and Migration, identity and sovereignty.

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Get in touch

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Ralph Road, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3PU

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01246 472220