Geography

The aim of the course is to allow students to develop a sense of place and a passion for their world. They are given the opportunity to experience both human physical and human Geography at local, regional and global scales using a range of teaching styles. Students will be taught a range of Geographical skills which will equip them for taking Geography further.

We believe passionately in the value of Geography and the opportunities it provides for students to learn about their world, to explore sophisticated levels of understanding of how the world works, and to develop opinions, attitudes and responsible decision-making habits which they will carry into life-long learning concerning the many environments they will experience during their lifetimes.

Geographers canGeographers are
Make a concise reportGood communicators
Collect and handle dataSpatially aware
Make decisions about an issueProblem solvers
Analyze materialGood team players
Organize themselvesComputer literate
Think creatively and independentlyWell rounded, flexible thinkers
Ask and answer questionsSocially, economically and environmentally aware

Year 7

  • Where Am I?
    • Map Skills and adventure landscapes
  • Antarctica
  • Weather and Climate
  • Explosive World
  • Settlement
  • Fieldwork project

Year 8

  • Rivers
  • Moving World
  • Development
  • Resource Managment
  • Living World – Ecosystems
  • Country Study – Russia

Year 9

  • Coasts
  • UK Climate Change
  • Extreme Weather
  • Geographical Issues
  • On thier return from the Easter holidays, students will begin thier first Geography GCSE unit on ‘Living with the physical environment – natural hazards.’

Continuation  of GCSE unit

Year 10 and 11

Geography AQA Specification B (9037) Foundation Tier & Higher Tier

The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Geography explains why, and helps you prepare for these changes. The transferable skills which Geography fosters are an asset in the complex world of employment today. Geography is about the future and it encourages flexible thinking. Geography helps you to:

  • Understand the physical and human environments
  • Get to know your world through fieldwork including the option of a visit to Italy
  • Make wise decisions that balance the environment, social and economic concerns in the context of sustainable development
  • Develop a wide range of skills including ICT

Managing places in the 21st century

  • Written paper – 1 hour 30 minutes – 86* marks – 37.5%
      • The coastal environment (Nelson Thornes p10 – 34)

     

  • The urban environment (Nelson Thornes p36 -60)

 

Hostile world and Investigating the shrinking world

  • Written Paper – 1 hour 30 minutes – 86** marks – 37.5%
    • Section A: Living with natural hazards
    • Section B: Investigating global tourism

Local investigation including fieldwork and Geographical issue investigation

Controlled assessment – 60 marks – 25%

  • Task One: Local investigation including fieldwork (15% of the full GCSE)

Marked out of 36. Word guidance of 1200. 4 hour write-up under direct supervision.

Summary of Content – Each year four tasks will be set by AQA, students choose one

 

  • Task Two: Geographical issue investigation (10% of the full GCSE)

Marked out of 24. Word guidance of 800. 2 hour write-up under direct supervision.

Summary of Content – Each year two tasks will be set by AQA, students choose one

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