Curriculum

Geography

 

Subject Overview

Geography students on a Field Trip.Geography at Hatch End strives to stimulate an interest in and sense of wonder about places, people and their interactions. The learning opportunities we create try to help young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. We look to explain where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected.  We aim to build upon pupils’ own experiences and allow for opportunities to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.

Geography enables young people to develop many skills. Geographical enquiry encourages questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives, now and in the future. We integrate fieldwork opportunities throughout the year and this provides opportunities for pupils learn to think spatially and use maps,visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems  (GIS), to obtain, present and analyse information.

 Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens and links well with other subjects such as citizenship as we encourage our students to explore their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.

For full details of the structure, content and assessment in Geography, please refer to the KS 3, 4 and 5 Programmes of Study

Facilities

We are resourced in a suite of rooms equipped with interactive whiteboards and supported by a well-stocked library and online catalogue.

Faculty Contacts

Staff Name

Staff Title

Email Address

Miss R. Cleary

Head of Geography

clearyr@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk

Mrs L. Jeffs

Assistant Head

jeffs@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk

Mr J. Hossen

Geography Teacher

hossen@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk

Ms J. Jones-Alleyne

Geography Teacher

jones-alleyne@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk

Ms N. Harper

Geography Teacher

harper@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk

 

Enrichment Opportunities in Geography

 

The department offer a range of opportunities for enrichment across all key stages. These range from guest speakers from the Geographical Association, participation in the GA annual World Wise Quiz and the change to obtain the John Muir.

Students can also get involved in maintaining our strong links with a Ugandan School Kiyuya Seed as part of the Harrow-Masindi Network.

Opportunities for learning outside of the classroom are built into lessons as fieldwork is such an integral part of geography. In addition to this there are several day trips open to each key stage and are designed to support the curriculum.

At KS3 we offer visits to Camley Street Nature Reserve, Belmont Farm, The Science Museum, and The Natural History Museum.

At KS4 students can visit, Bentley Priory Nature Reserve, Margate, Kew Gardens, London Docklands, The Thames Barrier and The Olympic Park.

At KS5 students are encouraged to attend several subject specific student conferences throughout the year and carry out some field work at Amersham FSC.

KS4 and KS5 have many residential opportunities on offer designed to support curriculum content, skills and raise awareness of students surrounding environment. These include weekends away to Anglesey and Cornwall. 

Useful Links

 

Help save the world from natural disasters: http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/home.html

Test your geographical knowledge - www.geography-map-games.com

AQA website - http://web.aqa.org.uk/

Latest news – www.bbc.co.uk/news

BBC Bitesize revision - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize/

DEFRA - http://www.defra.gov.uk/

Environment Agency - http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/