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The Buckingham School

The Buckingham School


The Geography Department consists of teachers committed to driving through excellence.

With access to two computer suites and a growing collection of geographical technology and software, students are able to develop their enquiry skills at all levels.

In Geography, we aim to facilitate students in understanding the world around them, on a local, national and international scale. We promote enquiring minds, with opportunities to ask questions and investigate people and processes. The subject offers the opportunity to use a range of skills both in and out of the classroom.

Geography is a wide reaching subject and we ensure that cross curricular links are highlighted in our lessons as well as topical events in the news.

In Year 7 and 8, students follow Geographical based enquiries on a range of human and physical issues, sometimes based around a particular location.

In Year 9, students start to prepare for the new GCSE specification by executing school based and local fieldwork. This enables them to pose their own questions for investigation and then plan, execute and analyse fieldwork.

In Year 10 and 11, students undertake the EdExcel B GCSE course. Students work towards completing three exams at the end of Year 11. Two are content based and one is a Geographical Decisions paper from one of the themes in the course. They also complete fieldwork for their Controlled Assessment task.