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Geography

Subject: Geography
Contact: Miss Z Oliver

Overview

All students in the school are given the opportunity to study Geography. Throughout all three Key Stages the classes are mixed ability. All the key stages look at key physical and human topics directly interlinked with the society and culture currently dominating the global stage. Geography allows students to develop critical thinking skills, and an awareness of the world in which they live on. Students are prompted to have their own opinions in lessons and support an opinion with their knowledge of topic areas as well as interlinking topics together such as development and hazards.

KS3 

Overview

Students consolidate and extend their knowledge of the world’s major countries and their physical and human features. They should understand how geographical processes interact to create distinctive human and physical landscapes that change over time. In doing so, they should become aware of increasingly complex geographical systems in the world around them.

Curriculum content

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

Mapping the world

Geography of Health

China

Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Year 8

Weather & Climate

Rivers

Population

Economic Activity

Tropical Rainforest

Year 9

Africa

Antarctica

Glaciation

Independent research project

Age related milestones

Concepts and processes
Locational knowledge
Use of geographical systems

KS4 

Overview

This GCSE course is a new, exciting and relevant course which studies geography in a balanced framework of physical and human themes and investigates the link between them. Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom, higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs), and lower income countries (LICs).Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes. This is a linear course, examined at the end of year 11. The students are well prepared for these final exams with regular exam practice and students will have five lessons a fortnight.

Exam board and course

AQA
GCSE Geography (8035)

Curriculum Content

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

The challenges of natural hazards

Geographical Skills

The living world

Geographical Skills

Physical landscapes in the UK

The changing economic world

Year 11

Urban Issues & Challenges

The challenge of resource management

Issue Evaluation

Assessment components

Paper One: Physical Geography

Paper Two: Human Geography

Paper Three:

Geographical Application

What is assessed?

3.1.1: The challenge of natural hazards

3.1.2: The living world

3.1.3: Physical landscapes in the UK

3.4: Geographical skills

What is assessed?

3.2.1: Urban issues and challenges

3.2.2: The changing economic world

3.2.3: The challenge of resource management

3.4: Geographical skills

What is assessed?

3.3.1: Issue evaluation

3.3.2: Fieldwork

3.4: Geographical

skills

How is it assessed?

Written exam:

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 88 marks (3SPaG marks)
  • 35 % of GCSE

How is it assessed?

Written exam:

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 88 marks (3 SPaG marks)
  • 35% of GCSE

How is it assessed?

Written exam:

  • 1 hour15 minutes
  • 76 marks (including

6 marks for SPaG)

  • 30 % of GCSE
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Resources booklet made available 12 weeks before the Paper 3 exam.

Questions

Section A: answer all questions (33 marks)

Section B: answer all questions (25 marks)

Section C: answer any two questions from questions 3, 4 and 5 (30 marks)

Question types:

Multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose.

Questions

Section A: answer all questions (33 marks)

Section B: answer all questions (30 marks)

Section C: answer question 3 and one from questions 4, 5 or 6 (25 marks)

Question types:

Multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response, extended prose.

Questions

Section A: answer all

questions (37 marks)

Section B: answer all

questions (39 marks)

Question types:

Multiple-choice, short answer,

levels of response,

extended prose

 

Enrichment opportunities

Currently there are no enrichment opportunities for Geography students at KS3.

KS4 & KS5 students go on fieldwork residential and day trips.

Useful websites to support learning

BBC Bitesize website