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12/04/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Well done to ⁦⁩ students at the DofE training day today, lots achieved learning campcraft in preparation for the expeditions! 👨🏼‍🍳⛺️ https://t.co/jaCyTYLTob

09/04/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Following the success of the practice day walk at Newlands Corner we are looking forward to seeing ⁦⁩ students develop their campcraft skills at the training day this Friday 12th April (9:00-12:00)! Please check SMHW for details ⛺️ 👨🏼‍🍳 https://t.co/QyHGsWEwDz

07/04/19

The Naples trip has just landed, however we will need to collect our baggage as it was put in hold! ✈️🧳

07/04/19

Boarding and all on time at this point! A fantastic few days in Naples, Sorrento and Capri and the students have been absolutely amazing throughout! ✈️ https://t.co/PHwyhFhcoq

07/04/19

Taking in the views on our last morning in Sorrento! ☀️🌋 📸 https://t.co/1vhaB5BX90

06/04/19

A lovely afternoon learning what you can do with a lemon! Thank you I Giardini di Cataldo for allowing us to taste some amazing drinks, cakes and jams 😋 https://t.co/fnPBiSRyzH

06/04/19

Team photo before exploring Capri! https://t.co/BNnttW2M8c

06/04/19

Setting off on a boat trip around Capri to see the coastal geography! 🛥☀️ https://t.co/AHpQm0IYqZ

05/04/19

Mr Starke doing his thing at the top of Vesuvius 🌋 https://t.co/1GfgEF6qi9

05/04/19

A reminder to parents/carers that the school will close at 1:40pm today and students return on Tuesday 23 April (week 2 timetable). Read all about this half term in our latest newsletter here: https://t.co/dfq5fAfUdO. We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter! https://t.co/SD03Ftnppy

05/04/19

The sun is out as we start the climb up Vesuvius 🌋 https://t.co/q6tBbOcAaV

04/04/19

A fantastic first day on the Naples trip, an underground tour and an insight into Roman life in Herculaneum where the eruption preserved the town 🌋 https://t.co/8pQK3kVhsd

04/04/19

The sun is starting to come out as the students take a tour of Herculaneum where just 1/5 of the city has been excavated https://t.co/APVGlk8E2a

04/04/19

Congratulations to Odin Jeffrey-Dyer, Lucy Vella and Katie Conway, our award winners in the Prix de la Paix essay writing competition. They can be seen here receiving their prizes from Rotary Club members Geraint Jenkins and Dr. David Beckitt. https://t.co/llPLCkOrzV

04/04/19

We are on our way! ✈️ A slight delay but all in good spirits and ready to go! https://t.co/BkKcZG2Gm2

03/04/19

Retweeted From Dayspace

Another fab assembly school. Thanks to yr 9/10 for listening & helping us to create a more inclusive community. Remember "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognise, accept and celebrate those differences" https://t.co/oBFIEaeTke

03/04/19

Year 11: Don't forget to book your ticket to the Prom! Payment can be made online or via the Finance Office https://t.co/V8EXzXEuxX https://t.co/724SUllsGa

02/04/19

Well done to the Year 7 students who attended the Science Fair yesterday. You were excellent ambassadors for and presented some brilliant projects. https://t.co/YmfL3vFRa2

Head of Department: Katy Graham
email: katy.graham@destafford.org.uk

In Geography we are passionate about understanding the world around us. We look for answers to questions about the way our world works and how both humans and nature interact to make our world what it is today.

KS3 Geography

In Year 7 and 9 our students have one lesson a week of Geography and in Year 8 they receive 2 lessons a week.

Year 7

Students begin to develop their sense of place by understanding the world around them using maps. We then begin to incorporate key geographical themes such as coastal processes, ecosystems and natural hazards by looking at North America and Antarctica. Year 7 is an exciting year to study Geography as we are creating a new scheme of work which is designed in a way that students will focus on a continent over a period of time and within the study of that continent key geographic knowledge will be studied.

Year 8

Students build on their knowledge through another continent study, this time we visit Africa, again incorporating key geographic understanding of trade, economies and physical geographic processes such as rivers and coastal processes, in the second half of the year the students move on to study South America with a particular focus on informal settlements, population and rainforest ecosystems. Finally to end Year 8 we look at the contemporary theme of climate change.

Year 9

We start the year by looking at our place in the world and how our country connects to others. We then move on to look at the fascinating topic of tectonics which incorporates Earthquake, Volcanoes and Tsunamis. The students particularly enjoy learning about real events and we look carefully at how these events impact on both people and the environment. We end the Year with another new and contemporary topic called the geography of conflict; this topic allows students to understand how current global conflicts are changing the way in which our world works.

GCSE

GCSE Geography is becoming an increasingly popular option at de Stafford School. The students receive 3 lessons per week which provides a really supportive environment to achieve their potential. We follow the AQA Geography A specification which includes the study of:

Year 10

Water on the land: This is a topic all about rivers, including uses, management, flooding and erosional processes.

Changing Urban Environments: This topic looks at the characteristics of urban areas in contrasting parts of the world.

Restless Earth: This popular topic looks at plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunami.

Tourism: The focus here is looking at how tourism impacts on both the people and the environment.

Year 11

Coastal Zone: We look at coasts, coastal processes and coastal landform creation with a final emphasis on coastal flooding and a link to climate change.

Population: This topic looks at our changing population and the demands that people put on resources. It also focusses on how an increasing population is managed and whether this is ethical.

Our students also complete their controlled assessment in year 11. This is worth 25% of their final GCSE grade.