Lower School Geography
As we draw towards the end of a long but productive term, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the fantastic work on display in the Geography Department at the moment.
In Year 7, students have created cardboard contour landscapes that have really helped their understanding of how to interpret OS maps.
Year 8 have produced some fantastic Bob the Boulder storyboards, giving them an overview of the process, landforms and changes we see in rivers as they flow from source to mouth. Bob has had some wild adventures!
Year 9 have been working on the global fashion industry, and have explored the geography of a pair of jeans, looking at the materials and transport used to get them to shops near us.
Year 10 have not long completed their first go at a GCSE assessment and overall, we were pleased with the results. Remember, Year 10 that MRIs and lots of practise makes perfect! Well done on hitting the ground running this term and making a flying start to the GCSE course. Onwards and upwards!
A particular well done to our Year 11 GCSE Geographers; it has been a long term with a period of Mock exams at the start of November. The Geography Mock results were pleasing overall, and we have some detailed performance analysis with classes. Year 11 are on their second to last topic from the syllabus content, meaning we will be able to embark on an extended period of revision, exam practise and preparation. Keep your eyes on the prize, Year 11!
Some Christmas Geography
Below are a couple of interesting maps that I have found that detail the different meals used to celebrate Christmas and some of the more unusual Christmas traditions around the world. One that isn’t on the map that I found bizarre was that Christmas dinner in Japan is KFC!
Have a great holiday and if you are celebrating Christmas, don’t forget to ask Santa for a globe of your very own (make sure you recycle all that packaging). Merry Christmas from Mr Bowles, Mr Ward and Mrs Singleton. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Curriculum Leader for Geography