Geography

Geography develops children’s knowledge and understanding of people and places. At Torquay Academy, we learn about the wider world as well as local areas, looking at the physical, social and economic issues surrounding each case study. Use of maps, atlases, photos and the internet ensures a well-balanced and interactive method of learning for all pupils. Fieldwork opportunities are provided There are many cross-curricular links with subjects such as literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Year 7

All students study Geography for three lessons per fortnight.   During each fortnight they will be set one homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Geographical Skills and the UK
Quarter 2 Is the answer blowing in the wind?
Quarter 3 Monsoon Asia and Russia
Quarter 4 How do rivers affect the land?

Year 8

All students study Geography for three lessons per fortnight.   During each fortnight they will be set one homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Geographical Skills and the UK
Quarter 2 Is the answer blowing in the wind?
Quarter 3 Monsoon Asia and Russia
Quarter 4 How do rivers affect the land?

Year 9

Students follow the Geography course. It is examined by OCR. Students have five lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Skills building and preparing for GCSE
Quarter 2 Landscapes of the UK
Quarter 3 UK environmental challenges
Quarter 4 Consolidation and fieldwork

Year 10

Students follow the Geography course. It is examined by AQA. Students have five lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 The coastal zone
Quarter 2 Population change
Quarter 3 The restless earth
Quarter 4 Tourism

Year 11

Students follow the AQA course. It is examined by AQA. Students have five lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.

Quarter 1 The coastal zone
Quarter 2 Changing urban environments
Quarter 3 The restless earth
Quarter 4 Revision and exam

Year 12

Students follow the BTEC Travel and Tourism course. It is examined by EDEXCEL. Students have eight lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Investigating the travel and tourism sector
Quarter 2 The UK as a destination
Quarter 3 European destinations
Quarter 4 Revision and consolidation

Year 13

Students follow the BTEC Travel and Tourism course. It is examined by EDEXCEL. Students have eight lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 The business of travel and tourism
Quarter 2 Customer service in travel and tourism
Quarter 3 Long-haul travel destinations
Quarter 4 Revision and consolidation