Geography at Wright Robinson College aims to develop globally aware and environmentally conscious students, through a process of geographical enquiry and collaborative working in order to critically evaluate the world around them.
Students will complete a a 3 year KS3 ingeography during year 7 and 8, where they will study geography for 4 hours per fortnight in sets streamed in order of ability. AT KS3 students will study a broad range of topics and geographical skills, with a balanced mix of human and physical geography.
At KS4 they will complete a 3 year GCSE, studying geography for 6 hours per fortnight. In year 9 students work towards paper 1, physical geography and in year 10, paper 2, human geography. They also complete 2 pieces of fieldwork, one on coastal environments and another on urban environments. In year 11 students look at both papers again focussing on interrelationships between the units.
Students will begin by laying the geographical foundations of human and phyical geography whilst learning and practicing a range of geographical skills. Students will study the following: A journey through Africa, Manchester, Weather and Climate, Development, and the Phyical British Isles, where they will study Coastal and River processes.
Students will build on the foundations learnt in year 7 whilst studying the following topics: The changing UK coastline, World Ecosystems, Natural Hazards, Global Issues
Students commence the GCSE by studing the phyical GCSE topics which include: Natural Hazards, Ecosystems, Phyical Landscapes.
Students start the year by completing their physical fieldwork enquiry, studying longshore drift alongf the north west coastline. Students then study their human topics; Urban Change and challenges, The challenge of resource management with a focus on energy management. Finally in year 10 they also complete their human fieldwork, assessing quality of life in different areas of Manchester.
Year 11 is dedicated to the final human topic, Economic Change, followed by revision and prepartaion for the decision making paper which is released in March.