The geography department at Chapel-en-le-Frith High School is dynamic and innovative. We aim to develop students’ understanding of the world in which we live and broaden their horizons, encouraging them to develop a greater global awareness. The subject is delivered by experienced geography specialists.
Students are taught in mixed ability teaching groups in years 7 and 8, and 9 and we follow the National Curriculum.
|Year 7||Topics include:
Geology and National Parks
|Coursebooks used||Geog.1,2 and 3 Oxford University Press
for research or revision
Geography is increasingly popular as a choice at GCSE and is highly regarded as a facilitating A level choice. Students tell us that they enjoy their geography and perceive it as an area in which they can succeed.
|Board||OCR Specification B (Geography for Enquiring Minds)|
|Assessment details||35% Paper One: Our Natural World
35% Paper Two: People and Society
30% Paper Three: Geographical Exploration
|Fieldwork details||Students are required to attend and write up two fieldtrips. Students investigate the effects of tourism in York and complete a local river study in Tideswell Dale.|
|Recommended coursebook||GCSE Geography OCR B, Oxford University Press
Note: this must be the 2016 edition or newer, which is for the 9-1 GCSE.
|Recommended revision guides||CGP GCSE Geography OCR B: Geography for Enquiring Minds Revision Guide
CGP also do an ‘online’ revision book if students prefer.
Note: this must be the 2016 edition or newer which is for the 9-1 GCSE.
The geography course is based on real places and events. Regular family discussion around current affairs and environmental issues would be particularly helpful. If your child is completing research tasks, helping them to search for information effectively is useful and helping them to save selective websites to their favourites tab can assist them in obtaining reliable, accurate information written in child friendly language, for example, the National Geographic Kids or Encyclopaedia Britannica websites.
The geography department organises numerous trips to explore our fantastic local and national environment.