Geography Department

Geography Department Trip to Iceland 2020

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The Geography department are currently planning a trip to Iceland during the Easter holidays, 2020. All students currently in years 8 – 12 have been emailed the details regarding this trip. If you would like further information or if you would like to discuss the possibility of your child going on the trip please feel free to email Mr Pickup, head of Geography.

Geography at Notre Dame

dep geographyY7 student’s first topic in Geography is “Where we live”. In this topic students will investigate why places can be considered as special. They will also investigate different types of living spaces, and the factors affecting quality of living spaces. The majority of this topic is based around a full day of fieldwork data collection in early October. To find out more about Geography KS3 for Y7 and Y8 please click on the PDF below.

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How you can help your child in Geography:
General advice on how parents can support with subject related tasks outside of lessons. Read over students main assignment work with them and help them to evaluate it using the task sheet and marking grid.

Geography (GCSE)

Y9 students start with the “People and the Planet” unit. Six topics will be covered: Population Dynamics, Consuming Resources, Globalisation, Development Dilemmas, The Changing Economy of the UK, and The Challenges of an Urban World. Controlled assessment task based on an urban fieldwork day in mid-October-early November. To find out more about Geography KS4 for Y9 to Y11 please click on the PDF below.

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How you can help your child in Geography:
Encourage students to monitor the media for current examples of the topics that they will studying in Geography.

Geography (A-Level)

Y12 students start with Edexcel AS specification, Unit 6GEO2 and Geographical Investigations. There are two topics in this unit: Crowded Coasts, and Rebranding Places. To find out more about A-Level Geography please click on the PDF below.

How you can help your child in Geography:
It is very useful with the AS/A2 course that we teach for students to monitor the media because all of the topics are areas of current concern, and regularly feature in the media. Students are at a definite advantage if they are able to relate what they study to current events and recent examples. So encouragement to monitor the news and, add recent examples to their notes is very useful for students.


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Head of Geography Department: Mr M Pickup –