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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.

Miss Frew
Teacher of Geography

Miss Frew has significant experience of teaching a number of subjects including Geography, Mathematics and PE both in the United Kingdom and at the British School in Spain. She studied at the University of Brighton, gaining a BA (Hons) with QTS in Physical Education. She has a keen interest in sport, sports coaching and outdoor pursuits and uses the skills she has developed in these areas to lead and develop the school's Duke of Edinburgh programme.


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)