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nodata0143Mrs Muskett
Head of Humanities & Teacher of Geography

Mrs Muskett joined Brannel School in September 2015. She studied at Exeter University and obtained at Bsc with honours in Geography in 2003 and her PGCE qualification in 2004. She grew up and lives in Newquay and loves to be on the beach, helping young children each summer at the local Surf Life Saving club. She now teaches geography, history, religious studies and enjoys her pastoral role as a tutor. Mrs Muskett takes part in gymnastics, running and swimming on a regular basis and enjoys camping and travelling.

nodata0166Mrs White
Teacher of Geography

Mrs White joined the department in 1992 after teaching GCSE and A level at Helston School and Tretherras School. She studied at Westminster College in Oxford achieving a Bachelor of Education (hons) degree in Geography and PE.


nodata0146Mr Richards
Head of House & Teacher of Geography

Mr Richards joined Brannel in January 2000 as a Teacher of Geography and PE. He studied at Exeter University-School of Education and obtained a Ba(Ed) Hons Degree in Physical Education and Geography. As well as teaching Geography he is also a Head of House and coordinates the transition of pupils from our local primary schools to Brannel. Away from school Mr Richards is a fan of all sports and still plays league cricket.


Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • 7.1 Introduction (Where in the world are we?)
    • Assessment: Base line assessmen
    • Assessment: Skills test
  • 7.2 South West (through Mapwork)
    • Assessment: Holiday brochure
    • Assessment: Skills test
    • Assessment: Local Area Village Enquiry or China Clay Investigation/Performance
  • 7.3 Weather
    • Assessment: Weather test
    • Assessment: Microclimate
  • 7.4 Ecosystems
    • Assessment: Ecosystems test
    • Rainforest Investigation - independent enquiry

Year 8

  • 8.1 Resources - Sustainability - The Global Challenge
    • Assessment: Energy test
    • Global Footprint
    • Mystery - why are the Powells changing their roof tiles
  • 8.2 Water
    • Assessment: River Day write-up
    • Assessment: River Fieldwork Investigation
    • Assessment: Rivers test
  • 8.3 Development
    • Assessment: Developing Country Enquiry
    • Bihari Farmer ICT
  • 8.4 Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis
    • Assessment: Investigation into recent earthquake
    • Test on tectonics

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage Four pupils have the option to continue with Geography. Pupils cover the following topics:

Term 1 - The Coastal Zone Tourism Controlled assessment
Term 2 - Urban Environment The Restless Earth Water on the Land
Term 3 - Globalisation

Assessments at the end of each of the 6 topics exam practice.

Exam Board - AQA GSCE Geography A. (4030) There are several opportunities for fieldwork during the course:

•Coastal fieldwork to Perranporth
•Controlled assessment fieldwork - varies
•Boscastle fieldwork

Controlled assessment (25% of exam)