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Welcome to the Geography Department at York High School!

Subject Leader:  Mr Pattinson

The aim of Geography at York High School is to develop the young people into thinking geographically and asking who, what, why and how to help them better understand the world in which they live. To encourage this we offer opportunities to go on field visits to inspire and challenge students, for example KS4 students have the opportunity to go to Italy and visit sites such as Pompeii and the Island of Capri to enthuse their sense of awe and wonder.

The Geography department comprises of two dedicated Geography specialists who are passionate about their subject. In Geography we offer a comprehensive KS3 curriculum following the new National Curriculum guidelines that were introduced in 2014. The Key Stage 3 curriculum is taught through the study of 5 very contrasting countries spread across the world. For each country a different theme of geography is studied using contemporary case studies and incorporating a range of Geographical skills. The focus in Year 7 is to develop geographical skills and locational awareness, in Year 8 the emphasis shifts slightly to focus on Geographical processes and in Year 9 we concentrate on the impact that human activity is having on the physical environment.  At KS4 we offer GSCE through AQA specification A studying a mixture of human and physical units and a piece of Controlled Assessment based on the rivers unit.

The aim of Geography at York High School is to develop the young people into thinking geographically and asking who, what, why and how to help them better understand the world in which they live. To encourage this we offer opportunities to go on field visits to inspire and challenge students, for example KS4 students have the opportunity to go to Italy and visit sites such as Pompeii and the Island of Capri to enthuse their sense of awe and wonder.

Curriculum Information 2016/2017: Geography