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15/02/19

Excellent initiative from Y10 GCSE citizenship students raising money and awareness for ⁦ https://t.co/hgeb91PIZX

14/02/19

Thank you , your support is much appreciated.

13/02/19

Retweeted From Julia Church

A recent Ofsted inspection has praised de Stafford School in Caterham and says it is a "good" school - see https://t.co/ETnSgoSjy5 https://t.co/BmgzuugTzF

13/02/19

We look forward to welcoming the parents and carers of our Year 10 students from 4:30pm today

11/02/19

Pupils make ‘strong progress’ at our school, we have ‘well-trained teachers and a caring ethos’ according to our recent Ofsted report. There are plenty of other reasons why we are good - read them in our latest report https://t.co/ldIerXihqr https://t.co/xv396BSWsd

08/02/19

We are delighted to announce we are a ‘good’ school but don’t take our word for it, read our latest Ofsted report here https://t.co/ldIerXihqr

01/02/19

Due to the overnight snowfall we have taken the decision to operate a late start to the school day today (Friday). School will open at 9:30am whereby students should attend SAM time. They should be in full school uniform but may wear footwear more appropriate for the conditions.

31/01/19

Please follow this link to our website for an update regarding weather conditions https://t.co/I7EFkBrsWQ

31/01/19

We are able to open at the normal start time of 8:30am.

31/01/19

We are able to open at normal time this morning but please exercise great care if driving through the school car park. Students should arrive in normal school uniform but may wear footwear appropriate to the icy conditions.

30/01/19

Thank you to all our parents and carers of y11 students who braved the freezing weather to attend parents evening tonight; your support is much appreciated.

30/01/19

We look forward to giving our Year 11 parents/carers a warm welcome from 4:30pm today! Our site team have done a fantastic job ensuring the car park remains accessible despite the current weather conditions. https://t.co/66nxHwqIPZ

30/01/19

Fantastic effort from the site team, working since 5:30am to make the school safe. https://t.co/S1tNqHk04c

30/01/19

The school is open today with a late start for students due to icy conditions. School starts at 9:30am and students are to go straight to SAM.

28/01/19

With heavy snowfall currently forecast for tomorrow evening, we will be monitoring conditions closely. Please check the school website https://t.co/FcOUMuE3r0 or Twitter for updates. https://t.co/wdOi1gaBZc

28/01/19

Don't forget it's Year 11 Parents' Evening this Wednesday @ de Stafford . It's not too late to make an appointment if you haven't already! https://t.co/J9k94p88sO

25/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

⁩ DofE students starting off their Fitness session with Mr Harris learning all about setting targets, energy levels on expedition and building fitness! 💪🏻🧗🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/oz5gCMBJwL

18/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great creativity in a Y7 Parkour lesson! Today’s focus was balance - students were tasked with making an aeroplane ✈️ https://t.co/ArCqQ6m7bF

17/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y7 Netball team for persevering in a tough match against a strong team today! Some excellent interceptions & well done to Phoebe R for a well deserved player of the match nomination! 👏🏻

16/01/19

We look forward to seeing all our Year 8 parents and carers at the Options Evening which starts at 6pm in the Main Hall https://t.co/GZRjMQVdcu

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.