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Geography

Geography deals with issues that will shape the future lives of the pupils who study it.

These issues include sustainability, how other cultures exist and live, understanding of the physical and human world and how they interact with each other. Pupils learn geographical skills such as map reading, measuring weather and climate data and fieldwork. In delivering this and more, we utilise thinking skills, enquiry based learning, group work, decision making and core examination skills.

Geography CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR YEARS 7-11

Year

Term

Units of Work

Assessments

 7

Autumn

Geographical skills, Weather and Climate

 Baseline assessment x 2

Weather and climate assessment – a range of questions to assess understanding of climate graphs, UK weather patterns and an extreme weather event.

 

Spring

Population and Migration

 

 

Rivers and Flooding

A range of 1, 2 and 4 mark questions to assess understanding of the UK population, Population structures and pyramids and also causes and effects of migration.

A range of questions based around waterfall formation and well as causes and effects of flooding.

 

Summer

Energy Crisis

 

Globalisation

Predominantly extended writing around energy types, oil spills and sustainability.

A report on the local impacts of Globalisation. 

 8

Autumn

Geographical Skills

Coasts

 Baseline assessment x2

A range of questions with some developed answers 1-8 marks based on Depositional landforms, erosion and Coastal management

 

Spring

Urban Environments

Hazards

A range of question types on CBD’s, push and pull factors and problems in LIC’s

Fact based recall and explanation of earthquakes and volcanoes, the structure of the earth and plate boundaries

 

Summer

Unequal World

The Geography of disease

A range of question types on development indicators, TNC’s and Fairtrade

Decision making exercise with extended writing on how to reduce the incidence of poverty induced disease

 9

Autumn

 Urban Challenges

 A range of exam questions – extended writing, multiple choice and data response

 

Spring

Physical Landscapes of the UK

A range of exam questions – extended writing, multiple choice and data response on all topics covered so far

 

Summer

Hazards

A range of exam questions – extended writing, multiple choice and data response on all topics covered so far. (Full mock)

 10

Autumn

Hazards (Earthquakes and global atmospheric circulation)

The Living world

A range of exam questions – extended writing, multiple choice and data response on all topics covered so far

 

Spring

Resource management

A range of exam questions – extended writing, multiple choice and data response on all topics covered so far

 

Summer

Changing Economic world

A range of exam questions – extended writing, multiple choice and data response on all topics covered so far (full mock)

 11

Autumn

 Physical landscapes of UK, Hazards, the living world, urban challenges

Mock exam, full paper

 

Spring

Changing economic world

Paper 3 – pre-release and fieldwork

Revision

Issue evaluation + fieldwork + mocks of physical and human content

GCSE COURSE INFORMATION

Qualification & Board

AQA GCSE Geography  

Course Content

Students who opt to study Geography at GCSE develop an awareness of the world around them, what is happening now and the impacts of this in the future.

We focus on a wide range of topics, building on our knowledge and understanding gained in KS3, with an emphasis on the understanding of physical, human and environmental geography. This allows us to look at geography through the relationships between humans and our environment.

If you want to understand the current and future world then Geography is for you!

Potential Career paths

Geography is a high skill option which develops a range of skills including; data handling and analysis, data presentation, questioning, Reasoning, team work, research skills, the ability to approach problems with a holistic attitude rather than looking at just one issue and understanding of scale and how things operate on a

variety of levels. As a result of this, employers and universities really value this as a subject. It feeds into a high amount of careers including conservation, policing, armed forces, teaching, law, journalism, tourism, engineering, management, civil aviation, government, geology, hazard management and many more.

Assessments (inc. field work / assessed practicals)

Geography is assessed by 100% exam, split into three papers;

Paper 1 – Living with the physical environment (35% of final grade)

 * The Challenge of natural hazards

 * The living world (ecosystems)

 * Physical landscapes in the UK (Rivers and Coasts)

Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment (35% of final grade)

 * Urban Issues and challenges

 * The Changing economic world

 * The Challenge of resource management

Paper 3 – Geographical applications (30% of final grade)

 * Issue Evaluation

 * Fieldwork

Geographical skills are also assessed over the three exam papers.

There are two compulsory fieldwork sessions to attend as part of the course and to access paper 3.

Core or Option

Option

No Option Choices (GCSE only)

 1

No. GCSE / A Level equivalent

 1 GCSE