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20/09/17

Thank you to our Y11 Parents and Carers who attended tonight's information evening. Your support is much appreciated.

15/09/17

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Great to have visited & have 1st Strategy meeting for !

14/09/17

Lovely to welcome so many prospective parents and students to our Open Evening. We hope you enjoyed your visit! https://t.co/UmObZpDvhQ

14/09/17

The hall is all set for Open Evening 2017! https://t.co/SKa3peIVUA

14/09/17

Looking forward to our Open Evening today. Presentations at 5:45pm and 6:45pm. https://t.co/kr54HJS68A

13/09/17

We are looking forward to hosting prospective parents/carers at our Open Evening tomorrow night. HT presentations at 5:45pm and 6:45pm.

12/09/17

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great effort from the boys U15 rugby team, who narrowly lost 43-33 in a thriller against 🏉 https://t.co/j60DxrAF7M

08/09/17

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Extra-Curricular Clubs start on Monday ! Improve your skills, make new friends & have fun! 💪🏻 https://t.co/4LatIrYK7O

08/09/17

Fantastic input from students helping to assess the quality of our catering bids. https://t.co/Dpffv6IHNP

06/09/17

Thank you to our Y9 parents/carers for attending tonight's information evening. As ever, your support is much valued and appreciated.

25/08/17

...and after. The less than welcoming blue fence has gone! https://t.co/G4OZV7uHHR

25/08/17

Before.... https://t.co/GkEyWH36Mp

24/08/17

Thank you to staff, parents/careers and governors for their support in ensuring y11 students achieved so well this year.

24/08/17

Congratulations to our Head Boy and Head Girl on achieving a fantastic set of GCSE results https://t.co/ogHOTK3s7L

24/08/17

Congratulations to our Y11 students who achieved so well in their GCSE exams. Excellent grades but more importantly fantastic young people!

21/07/17

Wishing all members of the school community a safe, happy and restful summer break. See you in September!

19/07/17

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

We've just achieved a Silver ! Thank you to staff, students & coaches for supporting School Games https://t.co/G4TRBERBzS

19/07/17

Lovely to welcome so many parents/carers to our Y9 celebration assembly this morning. Thank you for your support.

18/07/17

Great work from the Student Review Team today who shared their ideas on school improvement with Mr Garner. https://t.co/GTz9vEI8O7

18/07/17

Great feedback given to Mr Garner by the Student Review Team today. https://t.co/Y5MDWyflQz

Head of Department: Miss K 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.