Geography at Chepstow School is a dynamic department. We aim to develop students' knowledge of the world around them. We aim to foster a thirst for understanding of how the world works together by investigating different cultures and landscapes. We aim to embrace Welsh heritage and explore this amazing country and its place within the world.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 we study a wide range of geographical topics across the three year groups, including the more traditional aspects of geography - map skills, weather and climate, tropical rainforest, earthquakes and volcanoes. Students will also get the opportunity to study more contemporary geography topics, such as criminal activity, sport and fashion. Each topic will develop students' key skills and encourage them to work independently.
Key Stage 4
GCSE is an option at KS4. There are three timetabled lessons per week. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and appreciate the relevance of these concepts to our changing world. They will gain an in depth knowledge of different environments, societies and cultures from around the world. One of the benefits of Geography is students the opportunity to develop and apply their learning to the real world through fieldwork outside the classroom environment. This is mainly done as a coastal field study.
Sustainable Decision Making Exercise
Written paper - 1 hour 30 mins, 40 marks, 25% of the qualification
Question Paper - separate resource booklet, candidates answer all questions
Controlled assessment - 60 marks, 25% of the qualification
One task - Fieldwork Focus
Key Geographical Themes
Written paper - 1 hour 45 mins, 99 marks, 50% of the qualification
Question Paper - 3 sections, separate resource booklet, candidates answer all questions
Key Stage 5
Year 12 AS
Unit title: Changing Physical Environments
Investigating climate change
Investigating tectonic and hydrological change
Unit Title: Changing Human Environments
Investigating population change
Investigating settlement change
Year 13 A2
G3 - Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography
Section A – 1 hour 30 minutes
Two Topics – Development or Globalisation and Coasts
Section B – 45 minutes
A field work investigation question paper. All questions are based on an independent research enquiry.
G4 - Sustainability
Sustainable Food Supply
Sustainable Water Supply