Meols Cop High School

Meols Cop High School

Brokering Aspirations

  1. Academic
  2. Curriculum
  3. Geography

Introduction 

We study a range of physical, human and environment Geography drawing upon geographical texts such as "Prisoners of Geography' and 'The Almighty Dollar' to enhance our students knowledge and understanding of the world. 

Subject Leader: Mrs C Cooper

Teachers: Miss E Douglas, Miss B Griffin 

Mission Statement 

Here are a few things that you might what to know: 

  • At KS3 students will study Geography twice a week through year 7 and year 8. In year 9 they will then have the option of choosing it as a GCSE subject and continue with the course until year 11. 
  • Every year group will receive homework weekly, focusing on key vocabulary fir each topic to enhance learning in the classroom 
  • A present, we have three full time specialist members of staff within the department. 


`...suddenly it becomes more than a subject. Geography becomes the knowledge. The knowledge of the planet, how everything works and how it is all inter-connected.  It becomes what geography has always been for me - a fusion of the power of the imagination and the hard truths of science.  Geography is all about the living, breathing essence of the world we live in.  It explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?"
Michael Palin, 2007

The GCSE geography course is studied at key stage 4, aligned to the Pearson examination board.

 

What opportunities do students have for learning outside the classroom? 

in year 7 and 8 we complete fieldwork around the school grounds, we also participate in visits to the coast and in beach clean ups. In years 9. 10 and 11 students get the opportunity to visit Liverpool, Wales and the Holderness Coast. In previous years we have had the opportunity for international trips to Iceland. 

 

How often does the Geography curriculum change? 

With geography being such an up to date and current topic curriculum is always changing, we adapt our learning and case studies to include the most up to date and relevant issues that the work is facing. 

 

Click here to view the Curriculum Map 

Geography curriculum at Meols Cop High School complies with the Equality Act 2010, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 and is accessible for pupil with SEND. Click here to view the SEND Policy. 

Updated December 2021