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East Bergholt

Geography Department


Key Stage Three

  • Year 7 Introduction to Geography: Students will be given opportunities to work in a variety of ways to encourage independent learning and teamwork skills. Map skills, our home area, water on the Earth and living with hazards.
  • Year 8 Tourism; Weather, climate and ecosystems; Life in different parts of the world, Environmental issues – what’s happening to our planet? Coastal processes and landforms; a study of Africa.
  • Year 9 Population, migration and urbanisation – global challenges; Fairtrade and globalisation; development and poverty. Managing resources, hazards and management.


Key Stage Four 

At Key Stage 4 students currently follow the AQA Syllabus. An essential part of the course remains fieldwork, although the assessment of this has changed and will be in the form of exam rather than coursework. In recent years this has included a study of two contrasting local environments, urban change in Ipswich and coastal processes at local sites. Both are undertaken during Year 10.


The Department comprises two full time and one part-time specialist teachers of Geography. Within the Department there are a wide selection of resources which include core texts and e-learning packages supported with a variety of supplementary materials; visual materials in the form of video and DVD and various maps and photographs. ICT forms an essential part of the course throughout Key Stage 3 and 4.



  • Ms N. Watson Leader of Geography
  • Mrs J. Askew Teacher of Geography
  • Mr D Woodcock - Teacher of Geography & Headteacher
  • Mr J Cracknell - Teacher of Geography