Making Geography Matter!
In the words of Michael Palin, ‘’Geography is the best subject that holds the key to our future’’ We aim to ensure that all students studying Geography at Thomas becket understand why Geography matters. We do this by:
Encompassing the idea that ‘no one is too small to make a difference’ – Greta Thunburg
Creating a curriculum that focuses on the concept of ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ – David Attenborough
We were proud to have been awarded the MetMark Award 2022. It is a new award from the Royal Meteorological Society and Met Office that recognises excellence in weather teaching.
How can we learn about the UK?
Why does the UK’s physical landscape look the way it does?
Why do people live where they do?
How is the population changing?
How do people spend their time in the UK?
Why is the UK’s weather so changeable?
How can we conduct a climate investigation?
Is urbanisation a good thing?
Should we be concerned about the loss of natural ecosystems?
North America and global issues
The physical world
Global weather and climate
Our unequal world
Year 10 GCSE AQA 8035
Natural Hazards - weather hazards - tectonic hazards - climate change
The development gap -UK landscapes - coastal landscapes
The urban world - resource management -
Food resources - urban change in the UK.
Human Geography fieldwork
Year 11 GCSE AQA 8035
Ecosystems - tropical rainforests - hot deserts
The changing UK economy - river landscapes
Nigeria, a newly emerging economy
Physical Geography fieldwork
Links to other Subjects
- Mathematics—grid references/coordinates
- Mathematics—Drawing graphs
- Business studies—types of jobs
- Mathematics and technology—sustainability concepts
- Science — the atmosphere Science—Research method
- RS—poverty; Technology—sustainability concepts Science—rocks and physical processes;
- Mathematics—line graphs Science—Biology—Ecosystems
- Science—earth processes; RS inequality
- Science—atmospheric processes Science—Climate change; RS—inequality; Technology—sustainability
- RS—development; Mathematics—line graphs
- History—empire slavery and colonialism
- Science—physical processes, enquiry and ecosystems
- Business Studies –Opportunities
- RS sustainability
- Business Studies—UK economy