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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
Assistant Headteacher and 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)