Geography lessons at Enfield Grammar School encourage students to develop an awe and wonder of the world. Topics based on human and physical geography elements help students to develop an understanding and appreciation of their place as global citizens with a rounded knowledge of the world that surrounds them.
Students are shown how the world works and how it can and will change in the future. They will learn about places that they are familiar with and also places that are outside of their own experience, helping to develop their understanding of the world’s diversity of environments, peoples, cultures and economies. Embedded into the curriculum are the cartographic, analytical, thinking and statistical skills that are required to complement their understanding of the varying content covered.
The Department has consistently produced excellent results at GCSE and A Level and is a popular choice for boys when picking their GCSEs. A variety of field trips are offered, both day trips and residential visits, that support and reinforce the work undertaken in the classroom.
Key Stage 3
The department has written its own schemes of learning to cover a wide range of physical and human geography topics, incorporating skills to help boys interpret a variety of environments.
- Key geographical skills
- The UK
- Rivers & Flooding
- Settlement & London
- The Middle East
- World Issues
- Geography of Football
- Population & Migration
- Plate Tectonics
- Weather Hazards
- Geography of Crime
- The Living World
Key Stage 4
We follow the AQA GCSE specification. This assesses students with 3 exam papers at the end of the 2 year course.
- Paper 1 – Living with the physical environment (35%)
- Paper 2 – Challenges in the human environment (35%)
- Paper 3 – Geographical applications and skills (30%)
- The Living World – ecosystems, tropical rain forests, hot deserts
- Urban Issues & Challenges – the urban world, urban change in the UK, sustainable urban development
- Physical Landscapes in the UK – coastal landscapes, river landscapes
- Geographical Applications & Skills – fieldwork, cartographic skills, graphical skills, statistical skills
- The Changing Economic World – the development gap, newly emerging economies, the changing UK economy
- The Challenge of Natural Hazards – tectonic hazards, weather hazards, climate change
- The Challenge of Resource Management – resource management, energy management
- Geographical Applications & Skills – issue elevation
Key Stage 5
We follow the AQA A level specification. This assesses students with 2 exam papers and a Geography Fieldwork Investigation (non-examined assessment – NEA)
- Paper 1 – Physical Geography (40%)
- Paper 2 – Human Geography (40%)
- Geography Fieldwork Investigation – NEA (20%)
Years 12 & 13
- Physical Geography – water & carbon cycles, coastal systems * landscapes, hazards
- Human Geography – global systems & global governance, changing places, contemporary urban environments
- Fieldwork Investigation – based on a title of the Students’ choosing and based upon primary fieldwork that they collect themselves