Curriculum Leader: Ms C Leeke
Yr 7 topics
Global biomes (particular reference to deserts)
Global development (particular reference to India and China
Global urbanising trends
Students study the Edexcel B syllabus. The course comprises of three main themes –Global issues, UK’s Geographical issues and People and the Biosphere. A range of topics are covered in each theme; Global issues: hazards including tectonic landscapes, tropical cyclones and climate change. The UK’s geographical issues: which is divided into the physical environment including geology, coastal landscapes and river landscapes; and human environment – population change, settlement change and economic change. People and the biosphere: the global biomes and the goods and services that they provide, forests under threat and energy extraction and consumption. Students are expected to carry out fieldwork to develop their skills in collecting and presenting data, analysing trends and drawing conclusions. They visit two locations to carry out field work. This trips are designed to prepare students for unit 2; they will be required to answer questions in the exam paper on the fieldwork that they have carried out. Students are assessed by three exams (one on each theme).
Homework is set termly; mostly using Doddle (an online website) . Assessments take place regularly within lessons and each topic is assessed by a recent exam question (these assessments do not count towards a student’s final grade) but they aim to improve the students’ skills and exam technique. KS 4 Revision Guides Edexcel: GCSE Geography Specification B
Students will study either AS or A2 OCR Geography. The course will encourage them to ask questions – What? Where? How? Why? and to develop a wide range of cartographic, graphical, statistical and research skills. It gives them the opportunity to explore environments and global issues whilst developing essential life skills in effective communication and team work. There is one class in each of Y12 and Y13. There are four units, two units are taken in Year 12 and the remaining two are taken in Year 13.