Year 8 Geography
In year 8 the 'lens' of study is widened to incorporate Europe and the European Union. Students will gain knowledge and countries which are in Europe and how those differ from those in the EU. They will develop an understanding of a range of contemporary social, political and economic issues that affect many of us directly and indirectly. For example the UK's role in the EU and whether or not we should use the Euro. Within this year of study the students will uncover individual case studies on Volcanic Hazards across Italy, Sicily and the Lipari Islands. Current issues… Read More
Year 9 Geography
Year 9 Geography is a vital year for students to hone their skills and develop further knowledge as the scale of study is widened to cover 'world issues'. By the end of the year students will have a heightened awareness of political issues which affect our decisions, such as crime nationally and internationally, as well as deal with current issues in Africa, such as HIV/aids and the debt crisis. All of this comes as we prepare students for our broad GCSE programme where students will be expected to use the skills they have developed to analyse, critique and evaluate… Read More
Geography is the study of of the earth, and the role it plays in human society. Things like natural ecosystems, migration patterns, ethnic distribution patterns, and other human-environment interactions. Nothing could be more important in our ever globalising world than understanding the many links that connect us with the rest of the world!
That is the stand point we take in our highly successful GCSE course at George Spencer Academy. Consistently achieving above the national average we look to add breadth and depth to student understanding of the world around them in the new look GCSE course. Students… Read More