“The Geography team at Moreton want our students to understand the world in which they live, providing them with experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, that give them a lifelong passion for places”
– Moreton’s Geography Department.
Geography will give young people a sense of awe and wonder for the world around them. We aim to give students a deep and enriching knowledge of the landscapes, people and places that make up our beautifully diverse planet. We are dedicated to making sure that, through a carefully planned and delivered curriculum, students have the opportunity to meet their full potential.
Why geography is for you.
The world is changing at a remarkable rate. Through increasingly complex connections between people and places, changes in one part of the world may have far-reaching and dramatic impacts across the globe. Geography helps us to make sense of the links and connections between people and their environment, between the natural world and the human world. We want to give students the means to not only understand their place within that world, but the tools they need to change it for the better.
Head of Geography
Mr Fitzgerald is Head of Geography at Moreton School
At the beginning of key stage 3 students are given the opportunity to explore the fundamental geographical skills that will carry them through their learning journey. By understanding maps, sources and geographical literature students will develop the skills to help them build their knowledge of the world. Students at key stage 3 go on to explore topics based around place and spaces such as Asia, Russia, Africa and their home nation of the UK. Students also develop an understanding of the human and physical processes that shape our planet. These processes include, population change, natural hazards, climate change and urbanisation.
We aim to build on the knowledge students gain in primary school, by developing a deeper understanding of places and processes. Our aim is also to prepare students with skills and knowledge that will allow them to excel if the opt to take Geography further at key stage 4.
Our key stage 4 curriculum is based around the OCR A specification for GCSE geography. This exciting and dynamic GCSE is divided into 3 main themes: Living in the UK today, The world around us and geographical skills and fieldwork. The UK based theme gives students the chance to study in depth, the physical and human features of the UK. This allows students to learn about the UK’s rivers and coasts and the distinctive nature of our island, Major UK cities and the challenges they face and the challenges to the UK environment.
Our study of the wider world broadens student’s outlook by exposing them to places around the world with their own distinctive features and challenges. From the rainforests of South America to the growing nations and cities in Africa and Asia. Students will learn to appreciate the wider world and the threats that some areas face.
Our fieldwork and skills study at key stage 4 sees students leave the classroom to gain first-hand experience of their surroundings. Our river fieldwork allows students to explore the physical changes that happen within river systems, whilst our urban fieldwork gives students the chance to look at the causes and consequences of urban growth and population change.
Our key stage 4 curriculum aims to ensure that students gain a thoughtful and reflective view of geography and the way it permeates their lives. We also aim to ensure students who develop an even greater passion for geography have all the knowledge and tools they need to take their learning through to A-Level and beyond.