Geography is the most popular GCSE option subject at Greenshaw and is also a popular choice at A level. Year upon year, many of our students have been inspired to continue studying geography at degree level in top universities with great success. Qualifications in geography are impressive to the higher education sector and are considered to be a strong component in job applications. We are a supportive and welcoming department with excellent, modern facilities and an exciting and current curriculum.
Students at Greenshaw study geography in Years 7 and 8, engaging with a range of physical and human geography themes including; Super Cities, Rivers and Coasts and Population Change.
At GCSE, students follow the AQA GCSE Geography specification. They will develop their understanding through engaging with the schemes of learning across the course. As part of the course, students are required to engage with two different field work studies. These are currently carried out through visits to the local River Wandle and the London Olympic redevelopment site in Stratford, East London. There is also a range of option supplementary day trips to sites of geographical interest, such as the Jurassic coast in Dorset. We are aiming to also provide an educational residential trip to Iceland in October 2020 which will be open to all GCSE and A level students studying geography.
In the sixth form, students follow the AQA Level Geography specification. They will develop their understanding through further engaging with the A level schemes of learning across the two year course. Field work is carried out as part of an independent piece of coursework of which students can create their own fieldwork question to investigate.
Downloads to help with classwork, extended work or coursework, can be found on Frog.
Mr A McMillan is Head of Geography. Mr M Cowie is KS3 Coordinator. Other members of the team are: Mr A Barnes, Mr T Booth, Miss K Hall and Miss L Anius.