AT OUR SCHOOL... we believe with A PROUDER WAY learners can achieve anything. Through promoting the values expressed here our young people not only succeed academically but also socially, spiritually and culturally.
Martin High has a strong community ethos where each learner is part of a caring school community. What this means is that learners are able to access layers of support for both their academic and pastoral needs. We recognise that starting a new school can be both exciting and a little daunting but our transition programme ensures that learners feel confident in their school environment at the start of the academic year.
We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement. We look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you into our school.
We are constantly looking to review and improve our parent-teacher communication and collaboration at the Martin High School. We truly believe that we can make the difference to your child’s progress by working closely together with you as a parent or carer.
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We are an 11-16 Academy, offering an exciting and inspiring curriculum to all our learners. Our school is a unique place, where relationships between staff and students lead to a lifelong love of learning. We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement.
Geography is the study of people and places. Geography helps us understand the world around us so we can lead happier lives and look after our planet.
At the Martin High School we aim to make Geography exciting whilst helping you develop skills that can be used in all areas of your life. You will have opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. Geographers end up in all kinds of jobs, such as environmental work, the emergency services, the armed forces, education, planning and tourism to name but a few. Employers look for the skills Geographers have.
In year 7 you will develop important skills that will help you years later in your GCSEs. You will learn about mapping, settlements, dangerous rivers and the country you live in, the UK. In year 8 you will examine your continent, Europe, as well as looking at tourism. You will then investigate population and development, followed by a unit on challenges the whole planet faces. In year 9 you continue to examine global challenges but then units on Globalisations and natural disaster follow.
In Key stage 4 you undertake your geography GCSE. The Geography GCSE builds on much of the learning you completed at key stage 3. Units look at the Living World, cities, money, resources and natural hazards. You will also complete two pieces of field work, one on rivers and one on cities. A lot of the work you will do in your GCSEs help’s develop the important skills employers look for.
Geography is best taught in real life so we put on many trips. In year 8 you will visit Castleton in Derbyshire and you will have an opportunity to visit Italy. In year 10 and 11 we run a trip to Iceland, one of the best places to learn about Geography in the world. These trips help you develop your geographical skills and you will learn more about the world you live in.