Why study Geography?

  • You enjoy learning about people and their societies, economies, cultures and the environment
  • You want to understand more about the physical environment around us, and how it is changing
  • You are keen to learn and develop a wide range of skills

Aims and Ethos

Our aim is to ensure that all students leave Tabor with a good understanding of the world around them.

In geography, we believe in creating a culture of success, celebrating the achievements of all students, and creating opportunities for all students to achieve to their full potential.

Our aim is that students will:

  • Use geographical vocabulary in their geography work
  • Understand the difference between a number of scales
  • Learn about the human and physical features of places at a range of scales and how they interact to produce an effect
  • Develop empathy
  • Learn how geography links with other subjects and its importance in the world we live in today
  • Take responsibility for their own development through enquiry, independent study, initiative and maximising their potential
  • Gain skills in analysing and reasoning so they can produce a logical argument with an informed conclusion

Course Outline

At KS3 pupils will cover a range of human and physical geographical topics, including topics on Weather and Climate, Population and Africa in Year 7, Our Restless Planet, Earning a Living and The Middle East in Year 8, and The Frozen Planet, International Development and The Earth’s Resources in Year 9.

Pupils will be studying the AQA GCSE course, which is assessed in 3 exams at the end of year 2.  Controlled assessment (coursework) is no longer part of the GCSE.  Instead, there is an exam on Geographical Applications, based on fieldwork done over the 2 years. There are also exams on Living with the physical environment and Challenges in the human environment.  As well as fieldwork opportunities in the UK, we are taking a group of KS4 and KS5 pupils to Italy this October.

Latest News

Geography Field Trip to Walton on the Naze

geog_tripOn Friday 23 September just under 100 Year 11 pupils went on a geography field trip to Walton on the Naze. The pupils were gathering information and data for their controlled assessment.

The weather, for once, was fabulous. A beautiful clear sunny day, and consequently a much more enjoyable visit than last year, when we visited in December! The behaviour and enthusiasm of all the pupils was wonderful, and they were all a credit to Tabor Academy.

All in all, a very productive and enjoyable day.

Ms Ford, Head of Geography

Support for your learning

Below are listed just a few useful websites to both help students enhance their learning in geography: