Geography

Subject Leader:

Teachers:

Mr Davidson  t.davidson@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk 

Ms Gostling  d.gostling@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Ms C Dunham c.dunham@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Mr G Ransom g.ransom@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Geography encompasses the study of people, the physical world and the way in which human's impact upon it.  Geography is a dynamic and relevant subject, covering many of the world’s current issues. At Sydenham School students study challenging and up to date topics that help them make sense of the world around them. They study a broad range of human and physical topics, incorporating many case studies, from global to local scale.  Students develop and demonstrate a variety of geographical skills at each key stage. This involves using a range of resources such as Ordnance Survey maps, photographs, climate graphs and statistical information. They undertake fieldwork enquires to collect, present, describe, analyse, and evaluate primary data.  Assessments are focused on knowledge and understanding, analysis, evaluation and geographical skills to prepare students for GCSE’s and A-levels.   

Key Stage Three

In Year 7 students study Antarctica and Oceania (physical focus), Europe (Human focus), North America (Physical focus), Asia (Human focus), Africa (Human and physical interaction) And South America (Geographical Issues). In Year 8 students study Rocks, Weathering and Erosion, Rivers and Coasts, Impossible Places, Population and Environmental Issues

Key Stage Four

Students study The Challenge of Natural Hazards, The Living World, Physical Landscapes in the UK, Urban Issues and Challenges, The Changing Economic World, The Challenge of Resource Management, Geographical Applications and Skills

 Key Stage Five

Students study topics Coastal landscapes, Changing space; making places, Geographical debates, Earth’s life support systems, Trade, Human Rights and Geographical skills.

Curriculum Information