Geography

The Geography department currently holds three experienced teachers. The teacher staff are:

Mr S Rider
Head of Geography
Mr C Drews
Teacher of Geography
Mr M Kojder
Deputy HeadTeacher
Mrs S Shaw
Teacher of Geography

The three rooms are each fitted with state of the art facilities such as Interactive Whiteboards and Visualisers. Each room also has either a suite of computers and/or access to laptops, which are accessible to pupils both within lessons and after school to assist with independent learning and homework.

A variety of IT equipment is also used: digital anemometers, flipcams and GPS handheld devices, as well as a range of fieldwork equipment.

The Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Pupils in Years 7, 8 & 9 receive one 60 minute lesson a week with homework every two weeks, as is the policy at Hollingworth. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups with class sizes of 31 or below. Progress is tracked and monitored in accordance with agreed procedure. Pupils complete a baseline assessment on entry in Year 7 and will receive three National Curriculum assessments a year.

KS3 Curriculum Plan

Key Stage 4

Pupils in Years 10 & 11 receive three one hour lessons a week with homework one to two times a week. The two year course is a full GCSE in Geography with the AQA examination board, following Specification A (75% examinations and 25% controlled assessment). Pupils are taught in three groups. Progress is tracked and monitored in accordance with agreed procedure. Pupils complete a range of both formal and informal assessments in the form of extended writing activities in class, as well as mock and real examinations.

KS4 Curriculum Plan

Extended Curriculum

Revision/Catch-up Sessions

For upper school, the Geography department organises support sessions over several hours in a week, whereby intensive revision programmes, assessment guidance and mentoring support is offered. All year groups can access the computers and internet facilities which are always available for pupils to use.

Enrichment

The Geography department runs a fieldwork trip.