Geography @ IST

Why is Geography is so important?Geography is a very popular and hugely relevant subject at IST. The department enjoys a rich and varied curriculum and has developed and invested in high quality resources to complement the learning experience.

95% of the teaching and learning is done through the department website www.geographypods.com to compliment our status as a laptop school.  Geographypods was created by Mr Podbury and designed specifically for IST Geography students although many schools around the world also use it for teaching and learning. To access the site, click the banner above. Here you will find the curriculum maps, topics, lessons and resources as well as examples of great Geography work. There are some protected areas of the site and to access those, you should use the password: toulouse.

Geography is delivered twice a week to all classes between Year 7 & 11 and four times a week for those students who study at IB level. The curriculum leader for Geography is Mr Podbury and Ms Orchard also teaches the subject to our Year 7, 8 & 9 students. The department benefits from brand new interactive whiteboard technology and utilises a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of all of our young Geographers.

In 2014, the Geography Department was awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark status by the Geographical Association. Further to that, the school also achieved he highly sought after 'Centre of Excellence Award' and joins a select group of only 25 schools worldwide to have achieved this status. 

 

  

We understand the importance of fieldwork in the learning and understanding of Geography.

The department is pleased to run the following visits

Year 8 - Joint History & Geography field visit to Carcassone. 

Year 9 - Geography and Adventure Residential Trip - Rocamadour, France

Year 10 & 11 - Coastal Fieldwork Residential to Sitges, Spain.

Year 12&13 - IB Fieldwork Residential to France/Spain.

What we do and when we do it. 

 

 

Sep - Oct

Oct - Dec

Jan - Feb

Mar - April

April - June

Year 7

Otzi Mystery & Making Connections

Written assessment

France, Europe & The World &

Map Skills

Natural Hazards

Tornadoes

Earthquakes

Volcanoes

Landscapes in a Box

End of year examination

 

Year 8

Everest & Carcassonne Connection

Everest

Geography of My Stuff

 

Globalization assessment

Val Tolosa Shopping Centre DME

Sinkholes

Topical Geography e.g. World Cup or Olympic Games

End of year examination

 

Year 9

Water & Us

Niagara Falls Project assessment

Ecosystems – Tundra to Rainforest

 

Uncontacted Tribes

Palm Oil & Me

Written assessment

Global Development

Supervolcano

Adventure Landscapes.

End of year exam

Assessment

 

Year 10

IGCSE

Population

 

Settlement Brazil

Settlement France

 

Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Coasts, Rivers

Fieldwork & Coursework

End of year examination

 

Year 11

IGCSE

Weathering  

Rainforests & Deserts

Agriculture

Examinations

 

Industry & Energy

Water & Economic Activity

 

Year 12 IB

S/L & H/L Sports, leisure & Tourism

H/L global Interactions

S/L & H/L Sports, leisure & Tourism

H/L global Interactions

SL & HL Core Patterns Part 1-2

H/L global Interactions

SL & HL Core Patterns Part 1-2

H/L global Interactions

S/L & HL             Freshwater

H/L global Interactions

 

Year 13

S/L & HL             Freshwater

Coursework

H/L Hazards

SL & HL Core Patterns Part 3-4

H/L Hazards

SL & HL Core Patterns Part 3-4

H/L Hazards

SL & HL Core Patterns Part 3-4 & revision.

Summer final examinations

 

Please see our subject handbook for further information on Geography teaching and learning at the International School of Toulouse  

 

Curated by: Curriculum Leader for Geography