Mr C. Stubbs, BSc Hons, Geography, PGCE
|Subject Leader of Geography|
Miss K. MacKenzie, MA Hons, Geography and Social Anthropology, PGDE
Key Stage 3
All students follow the KS3 course in Years 7, 8 and 9, receiving just less than 200 hours’ tuition over the three years. Topics include Map Skills, UK Geography, a local urban study, weather and climate, ecosystems, population, rivers and flooding, glaciation and globalisation. Full details of the Key stage 3 and 4 Curriculum can be found below.
Key Stage 4
At present the department follows the AQA A Specification at GCSE. We expect that we will change this to follow the new OCR A syllabus when it is revised in 2016. Details of these syllabuses can be found at www.ocr.org.uk.
All teaching rooms have interactive whiteboards and media projection facilities. The department is keen to make use of modern technologies and is looking to develop greater use of GIS. There is a substantial range of published texts with Geog.123 being used for much of the work at KS3 and syllabus specific texts being the basis for GCSE. These are supported by a wide range of electronic resources including many we have uploaded to our VLE.
The location of the GCSE Field Day varies from year to year according the topic chosen for the controlled assessment. Previously we have done fieldwork in Beverley and the Hull City Centre. In 2015 we visited Whitby to complement our studies of the coastal environment. In Key Stage 3 Geographical investigations take place in the school grounds and the surrounding city centre.
Geography is a well-established Foundation subject at Hull Trinity House Academy with an excellent record of success over many years (2015 – 20.6% A*-A, 67.6% A*-C at GCSE).
Detailed Course Outlines can be downloaded below: