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Broadwater School

GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

Teachers: Mr Russell Wait, Mrs Cecilia Davey, and Mrs Jenny Hanson

Department: HUMANITIES

Humanities Subject Leader: Mr Russell Wait   r.wait@broadwater.surrey.sch.uk

Support: 

Ms R Till COIN Centre Humanities

Ms M Turner PB Humanities

Geography is a dynamic subject that generates much discussion. It deals with a range of contemporary issues that affect us and the world around us.

Homework tasks can be viewed on the showmyhomework website

Geography and Information Technology 

The department uses ICT in a variety of ways and now boasts a small humanities computer room.  Pupils will use GIS (Geographical Information Systems)  to assist decision making in tasks such as where to place flood protection or new residential areas. The internet will be used as an important research tool in activities such webquests to provide up to date case study information and viewing weather around the world with real time webcams.  We are building in the capabilities of the new ipads as data loggers in fieldwork and as a method to access advanced mapping activities. 

Educational Visits

Experiences outside the classroom are an integral part of Geography and we will be expanding the access we give of this to our students.

Fieldwork ranges from international trips to investigations within the school grounds. Recent opportunities include visiting a variety of tectonic landscapes in Iceland, viewing the impacts of volcanic eruption in Naples, monitoring the schools solar panels, assessing microclimates, investigations into the impacts of the 2012 Olympics on Stratford, comparing the beaches of West Wittering and Selsey.

In addition to this groups of pupils have the opportunity to attend workshops by the British Cartographic Association, seminars on Disaster Management from leading university academics, NGOs and Heads of Government Departments.

As a department we are members of the Geographical Association which has allowed us to enter teams on this year’s Worldwise Quiz, celebrate Geography Awareness Week and begin the process towards gaining our Secondary Geography Quality Mark.

Please see curriculum map below for all years.