The Geography Department aims to inspire, enthuse and motivate students' investigative and questioning skills about the world and its people.
Our Key Stage 3 curriculum enables students to explore a series of geographical investigations to encourage students to think critically for themselves and develop their own views of the world around us. We also provide a range of geographical experiences where each student can develop a good understanding of how people interact with their environment and the interconnections between economies and societies.
Within the next academic year we are looking to provide students across year groups the opportunity to participate in practical fieldwork to locations such as Manchester, Fleetwood and Cleveleys. Other external opportunities include, orienteering in Haigh Hall and an outdoor adventure weekend in Anglesey.
Topics and themes are carefully selected to provide students with a firm foundation of understanding and skills from Year 7, right through to GCSE. The Key Stage 3 curriculum focuses on topical issues such as natural disasters, urbanisation, ecosystems, rivers, coasts extreme weather and glaciation all of which aim to equip students with a knowledge and understanding of wider geographical issues including recent events and global problems.
Students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are incorporated into all schemes of work through topics such as natural hazards, urbanisation, Fairtrade, rainforest tribes and immigration.
Overall, our curriculum promotes a sense of wonder about the world in which we live and strives to motivate, challenge and inspire students to make exceptional progress.
The following document highlights the skills required to meet each grade using our Assessment Without Levels system.
Curriculum Plan - Year 7
Curriculum Plan - Year 8
|Mrs M Heaton||Head of Department / Head of Business and Enterprise|
|Mr R Sharratt||Teacher of Geography|
|Mr P Cowley||Teacher of Geography|
|Mr R. Forrest||Teacher of Geography|
At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.
The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.
Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.
We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress.
Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.