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In an ever-changing and dynamic world an understanding of geography is important. It helps young people to appreciate the world around them, make sense of current events and prepare them for a future as global citizens.

The geography department uses a wide variety of teaching and learning methods to enable our students to gain an understanding of the world and their place within it. These range from the traditional to the modern, from teamwork to independent research and from the classroom to fieldwork.

What can geography at Paulet offer students?

• Geography develops a variety of skills including; numeracy, literacy, scientific enquiry, IT skills, teamwork and effective communication.
• A good background in a broad academic subject that is well regarded by employers and universities.
• Knowledge of the world we live in and a way to make sense of our surroundings.

What do we learn in geography at Paulet High School?

Earth is a vast and complex place, we can’t cover it all. What we do hope to offer is a broad range of topics that not only stimulate interest in the natural world and the role of people upon it but are both topical and relevant to our students. We aim to deliver these in a way that engages the students to want to learn more. In this way students make good progress and foster a lifelong interest in the world around them.

Year 7. The restless Earth, is a study of plate tectonics and the causes and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes. My Geography, teaches about map skills- applied to the local ‘geographies’ of our students. Water world, looks at the processes and landforms created by water on the Earth. Africa, is where we use this continent to look at development around the world.

Year 8. Energy and the environment, is based on the use of fossil fuels and the consequences of their use. Biomes, students discover the world’s major ecosystems and the threats to them. Future World, looks at some of the issues that may face young people in their lifetime.

Year 9. Extreme weather looks at some of the most recent meteorological events. Crime uses mapping and IT to discover the geography of crime in different locations. Changing coasts teaches about the processes which shape our island. Land for leisure uses fieldwork to look at tourism and how the environment is used for people’s enjoyment.

GCSE. We follow the AQA B syllabus. Students learn about Global tourism and its link to development; the cause, effects and future of wildfires, tropical storms, volcanoes and earthquakes; the rise of urban areas in the rich and poor world and the changing coastlines around the world.

25% of the course is through controlled assessment based on 2 projects-one of which is based on research and the other on fieldwork.

Post 16. We deliver A Level geography through the WJEC syllabus. Here we learn about population issues, the future of settlements, hydrological processes and tectonic processes in year 12. In year 13 students undertake independent research on a topic of their choosing as well as looking at topical issues such as sustainability and demographic change. Fieldwork opportunities at Paulet 6th Form College include a trip to Birmingham to look at urban redevelopment, a local river study and a residential visit to North Wales to study glaciation.

Teacher in charge: Mr. S. Green



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