Team Leader - Mr G. Smith
Geography is a very popular subject at NSB and is taught to all boys in years 7-9. A wide range of topics are taught.
At present these are:
Rivers and Flooding
Weather and Climate
Less developed country study
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
After students make their GCSE choices GCSE teaching begins in Term 6.
We now teach GCSE Geography using the Edexcel B Specification.
Topics taught are:
1. The Hazardous Earth
3. The Challenges of an Urbanising World
4. UK Geographical Issues
5. UK’s Evolving Landscapes
6. People and the Biosphere
7. Forests under threat
8. Consuming Energy Resources
Assessment is via two 90 minute papers making up between them, 75% of the final grade and a decision making exercise worth 25%. Fieldwork is an integral part of the course also.
In the Sixth Form the subject is studied in much more depth and follows the Edexcel GCE Specification.
The topics of study are as follows:
Tectonic Processes and Hazards
The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
The Carbon Cycle and Energy Insecurity
Climate Change Futures
Migration, Identity and Sovereignty
There is a compulsory requirement to complete at least 4 days of fieldwork away from school. A residential course is integral to Year 13, one day field activities may also take place.
Assessment is via written examinations making up 80% of the final grade and an independent investigation that comprises 20%.
Mr G. Smith
Mrs T. O'Neill
Mr T. Barfoot
Ms C. Alderson