Is about the landscape and...
... how people live in it and use it
Physical geography is the study of rocks, different landscapes – coastal, rocky, mountainous, glacial (ice covered), river, lake and sea
Human geography looks at populations, emigration, transport, tourism, war and economic change; and the environment – resources, energy, conservation, pollution and waste.
Geography is about lots of different places, people, resources and environments, as well as how the Earth works.
As well as lessons, learning will involve collecting, analysing and writing about a range of data gathered on fieldwork (visiting different landscapes near your school and field trips to landscape further away.
- how the natural environment and the things humans do and make affect each other
- how the Earth's landscape is continually shaped by reactions beneath its surface and what we humans do
- about terrestrial (land) and marine (sea) and how the physical landscape is formed over time
- what we humans do with the land, for example, farming and mining
- how to use maps, atlases, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to find out about and write about what you've seen.
Starts with the history of Britain and ...
... moves through the ages and on to World history
From the early times of the Celts, Romans, Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Normans, the Middle Ages, the Tudors and Stewarts and on to the industrial revolution, the Victorians and into the twentieth century.
It also covers World history, our affect on the World and other countries' affect on us , including the French Revolution, emigration to America and its settlement, as well as modern World history, including our medical history and how the UK was shaped.
- about ancient civilisations; the expansion and collapse of empires and the development of societies. to understand historical concepts, so you understand continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance
- how to use these concepts to make connections, analyse trends and try to compare different periods and places in history
- how to question different views of history, how these views were arrived at, especially when evidence is used differently
- an understanding of the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.