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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown



KS3 Overview

In Years 8, 9 and 10 pupils can develop an understanding of the world, its cultures, its environment and the way in which these interact and bring about change. Pupils are encouraged to investigate local and global environments and to investigate key issues such as the impact of urbanisation and globalisation. A wide range of physical and human geographical concepts and skills can promote a curiosity for learning and prepare pupils for future studies. Collaborative work, with other departments within the school and with outside organisations, will provide many opportunities for personal development, leadership and teamwork.

KS4 Overview

Students may study CCEA GCSE Geography at KS4 level. The course consists of Physical and Human Geography units which include the study of Rivers, Coasts, the Atmosphere, and Plate Tectonics as well as Population and Settlement Studies, Development and Managing Resources.

Many skills are developed throughout the course including ICT and the use of Geographical Information Systems.

Fieldwork may take place in term 3 of Year 11 and involves collecting data in order to complete an investigation into fluvial process. Pupils may use this information to complete their Controlled Assessment in term 1 of year 12