Geography

The Geography department at OEA endeavours to develop within our students, a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes, and the challenges that we are currently facing as a planet whilst charting a more sustainable future. Further to this, we strive for our students to instill key skills to provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected, change over time and what the future might hold. We believe wholeheartedly in helping our students achieve highly at KS3, KS4 and beyond. Throughout their studies of Geography at the academy, we aim to embed knowledge and create a sense of wonder and curiosity in our students that will develop into a rich, long term understanding of the world around them.

In Year 7 students study:

Introduction to Geography and the UK

Weather and Climate in the UK

Our Physical World

Challenges and Opportunities in the UK

Work, Rest and Play in the UK

Focus on Africa

In Year 8 students study:

Our Living World

Physical Landscapes in the UK

People of the UK

Our Unequal World

World Cities

Focus on Asia

In Year 9 students study:

Global Issues

Our Oceans

The Living World

Urban Issues and Challenges

In Year 10 students follow the GCSE Geography (AQA) course. Topics this year are:

Changing Economic World

Natural Hazards

Physical Landscapes in the UK

In Year 10 students follow the GCSE Geography (AQA) course. Topics covered are:

Fieldwork and Enquiry

Resource Management

Issue Evaluation and Revision