The Geography Department Aims
- To inspire students’ to think critically about their place in the world in order to create responsible citizens, prepared for life in the 21st century.
- To make Geography enjoyable and relevant to the lives of Hylands Students’.
- To create successful Geographers, with a sense of wonder about 'The World'.
Key Stage 3
Our current Key Stage 3 topics and areas of study are:
Introduction to Geography and Mapwork
Exploring Britain through skills and maps
Different places around the world e.g. Australia
Essex and Chelmsford Enquiry - My Local Area
Ecosystems and Environments e.g. Tropical Rainforests
Physical Landscapes - Rivers, Coasts, Mountains / Wilderness
Development Around the World - Studying Countries Such as Kenya and China
Tourism in different places
Key Stage 3 Text Books used:
GEOG:1 - ISBN 987-0-19-913493-9
GEOG:2 - ISBN 978-0-19-913494-6
GEOG:3 - ISBN 978-0-19-913495-3
We hope to run fieldwork for our Key Stage 3 Students. In the past we have run successful trips to destinations such as Kent and its Coastal Areas
We are expanding our fieldwork within the School area and this links in with projects and investigations that we study in Years 7 and 8.
Key Stage 4
Our current Key Stage 4 course is the new AQA Geography 'A' and we plan to study:
The challenge of Natural Hazards
The Living World
Physical Landscapes in the UK
Urban Issues & Challenges
The changing Economic World
The challenge of Resource Management
Physical and Human fieldwork
Decisions based upon Pre-released Material
We will be running 2 different days of Fieldwork in and around our local area of Chelmsford and Essex.
We are also hoping to run Trips to other places such as Essex and further afield.
Key Stage 5
Our planned course for Year 12 and 13 will study these topics:
Water and Carbon Cycles
Coastal Systems and Landscapes
Contemporary Urban Environments
Global systems and Global governance
We will provide students with at least 4 days of full fieldwork where they will study both Human and Physical Geography. We hope to visit both local and places further afield.