Geography

Geography
What is geography?
 
Geography is the study of the earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.
 
Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography).
 
Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups underlie much of the newer developments in human geography.
 
Geography provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge. It is not surprising that those trained as geographers often contribute substantially to the applied management of resources and environments. – Royal Geographical Society
 
Geography at Borden Grammar School

Key stage 3 = 2 periods per week

Year 7 –          What is Geography

                        Map Skills and Local Area studies

                        Rivers and Flooding

                        Settlement

                        Tectonics

                        Countries project (2010 Football World Cup)

 

Year 8 -           Brazil

                        Coasts (Including Sheppey fieldwork)

                        Ecosystems

                        Energy

                        Weather and Climate

                        Crime

 

Year 9 -           USA weather hazards

                        Development - Ghana

                        Fashion

                        China              

The Ocean

Our World in 2030