The Geography department at Malet Lambert aims to encourage a sense of wonder about places. We teach young people to make sense of a complex and dynamic world, and understand their place within it. We develop a variety of skills, along with the curiosity needed to prepare pupils for success at GCSE and beyond.
For more information please contact Mrs Harriott, Head of Geography.
The Geography department comprises of four classrooms, three of which are located within the Humanities area. All classrooms have projectors and whiteboards, along with regular access to class sets of chromebooks enabling geographical research, use of GIS and Google Classroom. We also have specific fieldwork equipment including anemometers, calipers, ranging poles and clinometers, as well as up to date textbooks and visualisers.
At key stage three, the topics are contemporary and introduce knowledge in a carefully planned sequence, encouraging students to answer big geographical questions.
The big questions explored in Year 7 include:
- What is the place of Hull?
- How does Tanzania compare to the UK?
- How is Hornsea beach made?
- Is the world getting richer or poorer?
- How does crime vary across Leeds?
- How do we use our planet as a natural resource?
- What issues affect cold environments?
The big questions explored in Year 8 include:
- Where does money go when it is spent?
- Why does the largest country not have the largest population?
- How do meteorologists measure weather?
- Do we let the River Ouse flood?
- Should farmers migrate to Mumbai?
- Who are the winners and losers of climate change?
The big questions in Year 9 include:
- Should Naples be moved?
- How should we eat?
- Should China be building African railways?
- Are tourists the biggest threat to glaciers?
- How should East Yorkshire power the UK?
- Which factors explain patterns of migration in the Middle East and North Africa?
In year 10 and 11, pupils follow the Edexcel A specification:
- Weather hazards and climate change
- Global development
- Changing landscapes
- Changing cities
- Physical fieldwork
- Human fieldwork
- Ecosystems, biodiversity and management
- Resource management
- UK Challenges