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Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School     
Merthyr Dyfan Road
CF62 9YQ
Vale of Glamorgan

Telephone: 01446 403500

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Email: brynhafrencs.bhcs@valelearning.com



All students study Geography at Key Stage Three. Geography is an option at Key Stage Four and Five. Geography is an academic subject and is linked both to Humanities and Science. We learn about both Physical and Human Geography environments from around the world. We develop our understanding of why things happen and how they can affect both people and the environment e.g. earthquakes or population growth. A key focus in Geography is to actively involve pupils in lessons through a variety of exciting activities to promote levels of motivation, deeper levels of learning and higher levels of attainment. We participate in a wide range of activities and develop a wide range of skills including working with others, literacy, numeracy, spatial awareness, data collection and presentations and map skills.

The Geography Department runs many educational visits for all year groups including Cadbury's World, Southerndown and Bristol Zoo at KS3, many fieldwork experiences at KS4 and KS5 and has led five educational visits to Sorrento, Italy.

Staff List

Mr Lewis - Head of Geography

Mr Clarke – Teacher of Geography

Mrs Price – Teacher of Geography/Assistant Head Teacher

Key Stage 3

At KS3 pupils learn about many aspects of human and physical Geography:

Year 7:

 Deserts

 Antarctica

 World of Work

 Map Skills

 Kenya and Spain

 Coasts

Year 8:

 Traffic Enquiry

 World of Sport

 Planet Earth

 Volcanoes and Earthquakes

 Rainforests

 Weather and Climate

Year 9:

 Population Growth

 Globalisation of Fashion

 Tourism

 Climate Change

 Crime

 Living Things

 Tsunamis

Key Stage 4

GCSE Geography is an academic subject. It is exciting and popular subject at GCSE. It teaches you a wide range of skills and opens many opportunities to employment.

Year 10 – Unit 1 (40%)

Topics include;

 Volcanoes and Earthquakes

 Flooding

 Coastal Systems

 Tourism

 Population Growth

 Changing cities

Year 11 – Unit 2 (40%)

Topics include;

 Weather Hazards

 Climate Change

 Rainforest and Arctic Ecosystems

 Development

 Globalisation

Unit 3 - Controlled Assessment (20%)

There are two pieces of coursework that are worth 20% of the overall GCSE qualification.

Key Stage 5

At A Level Geography you will deepen your understanding of world issues. You will sharpen your skills and have a wide range of fieldwork opportunities.

Unit 1 (24%):

 Changing Places

 Tectonics Hazards

Unit 2 (16%):

 Coastal Systems

 Fieldwork

Unit 3 (16%):

 Ecosystems

Unit 4 (24%):

 Population and Migration

 Climate Change

Unit 5 (20%):

 Coursework based on a fieldwork investigation