Geography

 GeographyWelcome to the Geography Department.

Head of Department: Mrs C Owen
Deputy Head of Department: Mr S Witts

Teaching Staff:
Mr P Clements
Mrs K Robertson
Miss A Tuxworth
Mr M Bowker
Mr C Nichols

Our vision:
The Geography department is a connected department which aims to inspire, engage and motivate students through connections:

  • To success through high attainment and aspiration
  • To contemporary issues shaping the world around us
  • To our local community
  • To the wider world
  • Through technology
  • Through partnerships and teacher development

Topics that we study at KS3 include: 

  • Where in the world am I?
  • Can trade be fair? 
  • How do plants and animals survive in extreme environments? 
  • For richer, for poorer? Development issues with a focus on Uganda 

In Year 7 students visit Watchet Beach to investigate coastal processes and in Year 8 students visit Bristol Zoo to find out how different animals and plants have adapted to cope with different environments. Year 9 students have the opportunity to take part in a residential weekend to Osmington Bay PGL Centre, where they carry out geography fieldwork and take part in outdoor activities.  All year 9 students participate in a fieldwork day to a coastal area.

Years 11 GCSE Geography students currently follow the OCR A specification whilst year 9 and 10 students are following the new AQA specification.  We also have students following a BTEC course in Travel and Tourism in year 11.  In the Sixth Form we offer A level courses in Geography (AQA) and Sociology (OCR).

 

The department is a Geographical Association Centre of Excellence.  We have strong links with the local community, other geography departments across Somerset and Kasubi schools group in Uganda.

To find out more visit the departmental website at www.kasgeography.co.uk

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