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Last Day of Term

Please note school will finish at 12.30pm on Friday 19th July (last day of term).

Geography

Geography

Key Stage 4

If you want to continue to study a subject which is interesting, lively, dynamic and wide ranging and you are interested in the world around you, then Geography is the subject for you!

In KS4 Geography both physical and human geography topics are included in the new Edexcel specification as well as core skills that enable you to develop your analysis and evaluation of the world around you. Geography provides an engaging real-world focus, where our students are encouraged to make geographical decision by applying their knowledge, understanding and skills to real-life 1st century people and environment issues. The content also supports progression on to A Level by laying a foundation of knowledge and understanding that can continue to be nurtured and developed.

Physical topics include: the natural hazards of tectonics and climate, rivers, the coastal zone and an understanding of the UK’s physical geography. Whilst Human topics include:  development dynamics, challenges of an urbanising world and studies in to the UK’s ever changing urban landscape.Geography at Holcombe involves two fieldwork days which have seen us visiting a variety of locations from Guildford to Chatham, and Seaford to Sheerness.

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As a holistic subject, Geography requires an inquiring mind and the willingness to work independently to take on challenging and relevant topics. You will develop a wide range of skills from data collection, written and verbal analysis and interpretation, as well as  exploring  real  world  case  studies  such  as  volcanic  eruptions,  coastal  management  and the growth of towns and cities.

Geography is relevant to many careers. These may be either directly related to geography (e.g.  surveyor, meteorologist,  urban  planner,  cartographer  and  teaching),  or  in  areas  such  as  the  media, tourism and the civil service.