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17/01/18

Great to see such a good turnout from students and parents/carers at tonight’s Options Evening, we hope you found it useful!

17/01/18

Great new signage at the front of school provided by to reflect our exciting new partnership together. https://t.co/xeKBMtQiFk

17/01/18

We look forward to seeing our Year 8 students and their parents/carers at tonight's Options Information event. Doors open at 5:45pm for a 6pm start in the Main Hall.

11/01/18

Some of our Year 10 students enjoyed a very 'cool' science lesson today making their own ice cream. https://t.co/QahFngeY6c

10/01/18

We look forward to seeing parents/carers of Year 8 students at our Options Information Evening on Wednesday 17th January. Click here for further details:- https://t.co/tnYt4vkZTR https://t.co/hEHtUw5yRb

09/01/18

Tickets selling fast for our school production of Alice in Wonderland. Book yours today via https://t.co/wy2VdV98Sn https://t.co/q4Wm7VIAoZ

05/01/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure

Welcome to de Stafford Sports Centre. The centre looks great and so do the staff in their new uniforms! Great start to 2018 with #2018 https://t.co/qp5xt2VB7K

04/01/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure

We are delighted to announce that today we started working with to operate de Stafford Sports Centre. Freedom Leisure's Operations Director, Matt Hunt, Head Teacher of de Stafford School, Jeremy Garner and mascot Jim Trainer, braved the weather to mark the occasion. https://t.co/fdbVnqe9Ln

04/01/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure

Was a great first day at de Stafford Sports Centre. Very excited to be working with . Thumbs up all round! https://t.co/LavJuaeha8

02/01/18

Happy New Year to all our followers! Looking forward to starting a new term tomorrow - remember it will be Week 1 Wednesday!

15/12/17

Wishing all members of the school community a safe, happy and enjoyable festive period. We look forward to welcoming students back on Wednesday, January 3rd.

15/12/17

Read all about this half-term's news in our latest newsletter https://t.co/5jIvHYmurY

15/12/17

Congratulations to all of our award winners in today's celebration assemblies

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Well done to our de Stafford readers. The achievement board is bursting with good news! Who will be our first word millionaire? Watch this space... https://t.co/09wkST8XpV

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Books wrapped and ready for our Y7 Book Buzz event! Our thanks to the de Stafford PSA who kindly donated the funds so that every Year Seven will receive their very own reading book this https://t.co/I3QbckmkT4

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Final numbers of the year! Books read since September = 1,995. Number of words read = 39,989,703. A huge well done to all of our Y7 and Y8 de Stafford readers! https://t.co/v2IEggb4Ag

15/12/17

The December edition of our school newsletter is available to view now at https://t.co/5jIvHYmurY. We would like to wish all our followers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

12/12/17

We look forward to welcoming parents/carers/friends to our Christmas Music Showcase this evening at 6:30pm.

12/12/17

The surrounding roads are clear but please exercise extreme caution when walking on the pavements and entering the school site. Students are permitted to wear footwear appropriate for the icy conditions. The car park is particularly icy so try to avoid driving in to school.

12/12/17

We are open today but to give the site team additional time to grit the worst affected areas we will be operating a late start. Students will be expected in to SAM at 9:30am. Any student arriving early may go to the school canteen.

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.