Welcome back Geographers! It has been fantastic to be back in lessons and tackling some really interesting topics. This is another opportunity to say a huge “well done” to you for your home learning efforts; the Geography team were blown away by some of the work we received and the way in which so many of you engaged with the lessons that we produced. It was also a pleasure to see many students work independently to take their Geography curiosity further and attempt extension and enrichment tasks.
Year 11 – the home straight!
So, here we are on another journey into the unknown! Over the course of the next half term, Year 11 GCSE Geographers will be sitting a range of assessed tasks covering all six topics of the GCSE syllabus to produce evidence for the grades that the department will be awarding in June.
Students have been provided with an assessment programme so they know what topics are being assessed at each stage of the process, and we will be working together in class on our exam technique in preparation for these. As a group, you have faced up to many challenges over the last 12 months, so I believe you are more than ready to face this one head on. Follow the advice of your Geography teacher carefully and work hard on your preparations. You can do this!
The return of face-to- face teaching has coincided with a new unit of study for Year 10 who are looking at the availability, use and management of energy resources. Once again, the department has been impressed with your attitude and commitment during lockdown and hope to see you keep this momentum going now that we are back in the classroom.
The shift round in classes has meant it’s been a pleasure for us Geography teachers to meet a few new faces. Years 7, 8 and 9 are tacking units of study on Migration, Mountain Landscapes and Tectonics respectively and the standard of work produced so far has been very good.
Towards the end of home learning there was some excellent work produced, with the Department feeling the Geography of Fashion Geo-catwalks were a particular highlight. There are some examples of work below from Ella & Evie, Jessica, Skye, Amber, Isabella & Aasiya.
Another piece that really caught our attention was the creative writing task we set on World Book Day, asking Year 8 to write creatively about mountains. Here are just a couple of examples – well done to Bethany & Laila.