Faculty Leader: Mr A
Leader: Mr A Wall
'As a Catholic school, our mission is to show love through our
respect for others. We value our God-given gifts, talents and
abilities. Our aim is to bring out the best in everyone, within a
safe and happy environment. Everyone should know that we are
followers of God by what we do, not just by what we
"The aim of the Humanities Faculty is to open the eyes of our
pupils to events in the present and past so that they are fully
prepared for the future."
'The study of
geography is about more than just memorising places on a map.
It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating
the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And
in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge
divides and bring people together.'
The rationale of the
current geography curriculum at The Barlow Roman Catholic High
- To inspire in pupils a
curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will
remain with them for the rest of their lives.
- To equip pupils with knowledge
about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human
environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth's key
physical and human processes.
- To develop understanding of
the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the
formation and use of landscapes and environments.
- To provide the framework and
approaches that explain how the Earth's features at different
scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
- To develop contextual
knowledge of the location of globally significant places - both
terrestrial and marine.
develop competency in the geographical skills needed
- Collect, analyse and
communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of
- Interpret a range of sources
of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes,
aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems
- Communicate geographical
information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical
and quantitative skills and writing at length
KS4 Course Rationale
Eduqas GCSE (9-1)
qualification allows for a wide breadth of study, covering a range
of geographical issues on a local, regional, national and global
scale. The use of real examples is left open rather than prescribed
so that we can select examples that are relevant and up-to-date.
The modules offer a good balance of physical and human geography,
with assessment seeming 'holistic' relying on literacy skills,
numeracy skills and geographical skills.
of the teams' expertise and historical use of Eduqas led to a
foundational knowledge of the specification.
style on assessment materials is more accessible for cohorts with
lower literacy ability.
Examination Specification : http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/geography/GCSE-A/
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