Geography

Subject Leader: Mr B Walker

KS3

3 lessons each fortnight

Geography at Key Stage 3 focuses on developing students’ knowledge of the world in which they live. A key focus is developing knowledge on map skills and where places are, applying those skills to population and biome distribution as well as exploring some of the more topical issues that the world is facing. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking as well as problem solving. As students progress there is a greater emphasis on

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Term 1

Map Skills

Geology & Glaciation

People & the Biosphere

Term 2

Weather & Climate

Coasts

Forests Under Threat

Term 3

Climate Change

Urbanisation

 

Development Dynamics

Term 4

The Geography of Russia

Population & World of Work

Development Dynamics

Term 5

Rivers

Energy

Tectonic Hazards

Term 6

The Geography of Africa

The Geography of the Middle East

Tectonic Hazards

 

Useful Resources:
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/country_europe_G2_drag-drop.html
http://www.omniglot.com/countries/europe.htm
https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/

KS4

5 lessons each fortnight

Students in Year 10 and 11 follow the Edexcel B Geography specification, which enables students to develop knowledge of key human and physical geography, underpinned through local and global case studies and fieldwork. Student on this course and provided with fundamental transferrable skills and knowledge to help them succeed within Post 16 courses and beyond.

The course comprises of three main themes, which is assessed by examination.
1) Global Geographical Issues – 1hr 30 mins (94 marks – 37.5% of the overall grade)

2) The UK’s Geographical Issues – 1hr 30 mins (94 marks – 37.5% of the overall grade)

3) People and Environmental Issues – 1hr 30 mins (64 marks – 25% of the overall grade)

 

 

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1

Tropical Storms

Challenges of urbanisation

Term 2

Climate Change & Energy

UK Physical Landscapes – Rivers

Term 3

UK Human Landscapes

Development Dynamics

Term 4

UK Human Landscapes

People & The Biosphere & Forests Under Threat

Term 5

UK Physical Landscapes – Geology & Coasts

Tectonic Hazards

Term 6

Fieldwork
Human & Physical

 

 

Useful websites:
Exam board:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-b-2016.html

Revision:

https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

https://www.internetgeography.net/

https://www.gcsepod.com/

 

KS5

9 lessons each fortnight

Students will study either AS or A2 OCR Geography. Our A Level Geography qualification develops students’ understanding of physical and human geography from a local through to a global scale. Students develop practical fieldwork skills as they explore and think critically about the interactions between people and the environment and the issues arising.

Students with AS or A’ Level Geography have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. They learn to use a variety of transferable skills throughout the course. These skills are in great demand and are recognised by employers and universities as being of great value. Geography combines well with almost all other AS and A’ Level subjects. Taken with sciences such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Geography supports applications for almost any science-based university course like engineering, environmental sciences, oceanography and geology. Taken with humanities like English, French, History, or economics, Geography supports an equally wide range of university courses such as economics, law, media and politics. On its own, Geography has great value as a degree course, offering many skills to employers.

 

 

Year 12

Year 13

Term 1

Glaciated landscapes

Migration

Hazardous Earth

Volcanoes

Disease Dilemmas

Term 2

Glaciated landscapes

Migration

 

Hazardous Earth

Earthquakes

Disease Dilemmas

Term 3

Earths Life Support Systems

(water cycle)

Powers & Borders

Hazardous Earth

Skills development

Skills development

 

Term 4

Earths Life Support Systems

(carbon cycle)

Powers & Borders

Exam practice

Exam practice

Term 5

NEA fieldwork

 

Changing Spaces Making Places

Revision

Revision

 

Term 6

NEA fieldwork

Changing Spaces Making Places

 

Useful websites:
Exam board:

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/geography-h081-h481-from-2016/

Revision:

https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/geography-revision/a-level-ocr/

https://geography-revision.co.uk/