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

What you will learn

KS5

Pupils will be studying the AQA A-level course.  This is assessed with 2 exams in Physical geography and Human geography and graphical investigation. All exams are taken at the end of year 2.  Fieldwork is an important part of A-level geography, and we will have an extended field trip in the UK.  The fieldwork investigation contributes a third of the total A level marks.  We are also taking a group of 35 KS4 and KS5 pupils to Italy this October.

Support for your learning

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

www.juicygeography.co.uk
www.geographypages.co.uk
www.radicalgeography.co.uk
www.gatm.org.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/
www.geointeractive.co.uk
www.georesources.co.uk
www.radicalgeography.co.uk
www.aqa.org.uk
www.rewardinglearning.org.uk
www.rgs.org/geographytoday/what+is+geography.htm
www.s-cool.co.uk
www.guardian.co.uk