Geography is a study of the Earth on which we live, in this subject we study a range of physical and human geography topics.

We also look at the interactions that humans have with the environment and the impacts that this has on people and places. We have four full time subject specialists in the department.

Geography Department

NameInitialsE-mailTelephone
Miss Sally NormanSGNsnorman@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1034
Mrs Kirsty WhiteheadKGWkwhitehead@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1034
Miss Emily Woodmass EWewoodmass@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1034

Key Stage 3

Geography is delivered in Years 7, 8 and 9 at Key Stage 3.

Year 7

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Map skills Rivers and Flooding Africa Coasts

Year 8

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
People and Ecosystems India and China Money, Money, Money Cold Environments

Year 9

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Climate Change Population and Resources Development Tectonic Hazards

Key Stage 4

Depending on their pathway when students pick options in year 9 they may be required to pick Geography for GCSE.

Year 10

We follow AQA Geography GCSE (9-1) 8035. The weighting of the topics in this exam are as follows:

  • Paper 1 – Living with Physical Environment 35% of GCSE;
  • Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment 35% of GCSE;
  • Paper 3 – Geographical Applications 30% of GCSE.
Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Natural Hazards The Living World Urban Issues and Challenges UK Physical Landscapes: Rivers

Year 11

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
UK Physical Landscapes: Coasts The Changing Economic World Resource Management & Energy Revision and pre-release preparation

Assessment

GCSE students are regularly assessed with exam questions, they will also have end of unit assessments and trial exams throughout the course.

Key Stage 5

At A-Level we follow the Edexcel geography specification, 8GEO for AS Geography and 9GEO for the A-Level qualification.

AS

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Globalisation Regenerating Places Hazards Coasts

A-Level

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Superpowers Migration Identity and Sovereignty The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security The Water Cycle and Water Security

Year 13 Geography students also complete an Independent Investigation which is worth 20% of their final grade.

Assessment

Students will be assessed throughout their Key Stage Five studies with exam questions and extended pieces of writing. Students will also have end of unit assessments and trial exams throughout the course.