Geography Newsletter

Term: Spring A

Issue: 1

January 2020

What’s been happening this term?

In October, Year 10 students took part in their GCSE 1st fieldwork visit to Carding Mill Valley where they investigated changes in river characteristics downstream (and got soggy).

A BIG well done to Year 10 who represented the school brilliantly and made us proud!

Spotlight on: Geography Learning Journey

As an academy we have been working towards a shared vision of learning for every student studying Geography. Our ‘Learning Journey’ has been shared with students in the academy to promote autonomy. It shows the ‘route’ our students in will take in Geography education.

This new ‘learning journey’ is designed to support the students in understanding WHAT and WHERE they will be learning topics. Students will be able to see how their learning will be progressed as they move through each academic year.

Celebrating Success

After November mocks many Year 11 students met or exceeded target grades:

Lewis Gazey | Ashleigh Harris | Kelly Howard | Gagandeep Kaur | Liam Mitchell | Grace Payne | Ahash Sivadayalan | Megan Doleman | Jamie-Lee Mansell | Hayley Price | Gurjot Tamber | Aladin Ali | Bethany Blackford | George Fabian | Alexi Ball

KS4 GCSE curriculum designed to retrieve and build on knowledge at KS3 to develop deep, critical understanding of geographical concepts.

KS3 curriculum designed to be ‘knowledge rich’ to promote successful and independent learners with a breadth of geographical knowledge.

The ‘Role Model’ Award

This award is for the student in geography who is ranked 1st for positive behaviour points this term (Year 7-11).

Jamie-Lee Mansell Year 11
64 positive
0 negative

The ‘David Attenborough’ Award

This award is for the student in geography who is has shown to engage in geography outside of the classroom

Huda Mooktahr Year 12

Independent study, leading group work and guest talks with lower school

Student toolkit for success

GCSE Student revision guide + workbook available @ school shop £2.50 each

Seneca Learning is a fantastic online revision tool to revise KS3/GCSE/A Level

How-to guide:

-Google: Seneca Learning

-Login in with school email (students may already have accounts_

-Search course (Eg: Geography KS3)

-Students may already be part of a ‘class’

-Start learning

Student updates: Geography Leadership Team

Starting 2020 we are launching an exciting new opportunity for SWB Geography students. We are seeking responsible, innovative and committed students to form part of our ‘Geography Leadership Team’. We will be selecting 2 students from each year group (7-12) to take a lead in responsibilities such as:

  • Updating reward boards
  • Collating student voices
  • Producing termly student updates
  • Leading an enrichment club after school
  • Meeting with Leadership Team termly
  • Be buddies and role models for students

Application process: Use enclosed application pack

  1. Complete application personal statement
  2. Parental signature on slip
  3. Submit to your Geography teacher

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

Gallery: Autumn Term Snapshots