Studying Geography is an opportunity to make connections between the human and physical world around us. Geography is not only up-to-date and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world's current problems boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them. As a St Alban’s Geographer you will investigate Global warming, sustainable food production, natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, the spread of disease, the reasons for migration and the future of energy resources. Geography at St Albans will stimulate your mind and give you the attitude to go out and see for yourself, solve your own as well as worldwide problems.

Geography is recognised for its academic ‘robustness’ and, most importantly, it also helps young people into the world of work.  We know this is true because so many employers prize the knowledge and skills that studying geography can provide, be it knowing how the world works, planning research and report writing, working in a team, using new technologies and communication skills – and much more. You will find geographers working in a wide range of jobs, from planning to government policy makers, working in the environment to travel and tourism, or in helping to operate international charities.

A St Alban’s Geographer will be able to see the connections between our human and natural world, problem solve, making informed decisions about their actions towards a sustainable future, learning from our past.     

 

Meet our Team

Ms K Owens – Head of Geography

Mr A Humphreys – Teacher of Geography

Mr A Bate – Teacher of Geography

Mr P Malkin – Teacher of Geography

 

Our KS3 Curriculum

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Fantastic Landscapes

Terrifying Tectonics

Population boom

Crazy Cities

Investigating the weather

Climate change

Year 8

Riveting Rivers

 

Unequal world (Development)

Money Money Money

Controversial coasts

Endless Energy

Inverstigating sustainability

Year 9

The challenges of natural hazards

- Tectonics

- Weather

- Climate

The challenges of natural hazards

- Tectonics

- Weather

- Climate

Urban Issues and challenges

- Urban change

- Case study: Major LIC/NEE

- Case Study: UK

- Sustainable urban living

Urban Issues and challenges

- Urban change

- Case study: Major LIC/NEE

- Case Study: UK

- Sustainable urban living

DME linking natural hazards and urban issues

DME linking natural hazards and urban issues

 

Our KS4 Curriculum

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Resource management

- Energy

Physical landscapes in the UK

- Rivers

- Coasts

Resource management/Ecosystems

Rainforests

Deserts

Fieldwork trips, consolidation, write up of results, presentation, conclusions and evaluation.

Year 11

The changing economic world

- Development gap

- LIC/NEE case study

- Economic future of the UK

The changing economic world

- Development gap

- LIC/NEE case study

- Economic future of the UK

Resource management

- Energy

Resource management

- Energy

Decision Making Exercise

- Pre release introduction

- Pre-release focus once released

Revision and  Exam

 

Exam Specification

https://www2.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035

 

Extra Curricular activities

TBA