Geography Overview


Head of Faculty: Mrs S. Barnes

Humanities at Bewdley incorporates a broad spectrum of study. The recognised core of Geography, History and Religious Education are joined in the Upper School by Health and Social Care, Sociology and Psychology. This breadth and depth of study explores all aspects of human life and interaction, encouraging lively debate and thoughtful analysis and evaluation of our society, its cultural development and social norms and expectations.

Core humanities subjects are taught to all lower school students covering one sixth of the curriculum, whilst at GCSE and Advanced Level they are offered a wide range of choices. GCSE courses in Geography, History and Religious Education are joined by BTEC Health and Social Care as popular introduction to a crucial part of our social infrastructure. At Advanced Level many students study History and Geography, with a strong uptake in Advanced Level Psychology. Advanced BTEC Health and Social Care is offered as a single and a double course studied in large numbers as a gateway into the sector.

  • Year 7 Geography Overview

    Year 7 is about introducing students to a range of physical and human geography topics.  They will start to develop skills that they will use further through the school.

  • Year 8 Geography Overview

    In Year 8 we embed the skills that they acquired in Year 7, as well as widening their understanding of the World around them.

  • Year 9 Geography Overview

    In Year 9 we begin to prepare students for the requirements of their GCSE’s.  We want to challenge students, and develop their abilities to investigate and to question the world around them.

  • Year 10 Geography

    GCSE Geography encourages students to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world.  The topics we study at GCSE encourage them to examine their values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.

  • Year 11 Geography

    GCSE Geography encourages students to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world.  The topics we study at GCSE encourage them to examine their values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.

  • Year 12 & 13 Geography overview

    At A level, students follow the OCR specification. There is a natural progression from GCSE to GCE, ensuring that there is development of content. The specification covers core human and physical geography.  Students are encouraged to support their learning of ideas through the study of specific case studies and wider reading. Students will develop a variety of geographical skills which will broaden and deepen existing knowledge and be employed with a greater degree of independence.

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