Geography at GEMS CIK aims to help students understand the complex relationship between humans and the physical world. We aim to foster a responsibility that students have to the environment but further help them develop cross-curricular skills that have a range of uses in all subjects.
Key Stage 3
Geography at Key Stage 3 above all else must be fin and engaging. The course is aimed at widening students’ geographical experiences and interests as well as preparing them for the IGCSE course undertaken in Years 10 and 11. The curriculum is both contemporary and internationally focused. Learners will develop new skills such as problem solving, critical analysis and more traditional but fundamental skills such as quality writing. Topics included in the curriculum will include everything from the expected Tectonics and Development units to modern Geographical movements such as GIS map work, engineering, the Geography of crime and even Biodiversity with Bear Grylls as tour guide.
Key Stage 4
The Cambridge IGCSE Geography syllabus builds on the learning that occurred at KS3 and continues to develop a learners’ 'sense of place' by looking at the world around them on a local, regional and global scale. Learners will examine a range of natural and man-made environments, and study some of the processes which affected their development. They will also look at the ways in which people interact with their environment, and the opportunities and challenges an environment can present, thereby gaining a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world.
Key Stage 5
Cambridge International AS and A Level Geography builds upon skills gained at IGCSE and ensures students leave the Upper Sixth completely ready to study Geography at any of the top global universities should they choose. Learners widen their knowledge and understanding of the subject, while developing their investigative abilities and their evaluation and decision-making skills. The syllabus comprises a variety of options. Learners can study topics such as settlement dynamics, population change, hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, atmosphere and weather and Geology. The syllabus considers a range of environments, from tropical to arid, and learners can also study subjects such as environmental management, global interdependence and economic transition. A Level Geography could lead to career in:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Cartography, Civil engineering, Coastal engineering, Countryside management, Development studies, Earth science, Ecology, Environmental Scientist, Environmental management, Environmental planning, Forestry, Housing Management, Hydrologist, Hydro-geologist, Geophysicist, Geochemist, Geographical information systems, Geomatic Engineering, Human Geography, Human, Social and Political Science, International Development, Landscape Architecture, Logistics, Marketing, Meteorology, Mountain Leadership, Oceanography, Organic Crop Production, Petroleum Engineers, Physical Geography, Surveying, Town Planning, Tourism, Transport Planning, Urban Forestry Management, Urban Land Economics, Urban and Regional Planning and Economics, Quarry Engineering, Water Management.