Geography

Year 9 – Geography

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Population Change

  • Population growth
  • Population structures
  • Population policies
  • Ageing populations
  • Migration

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Population Change

●     Immigration debate
●     Assessment
●     Population density
●     UK population density assessment

Risky World

●     Introduction to hazards
●     Volcanoes
●     Tsunami

31 October Tutor Evening

3 (5 weeks) Risky World

●     Earthquake Aid
●     Earthquake management
●     Assessment

Africa

●     Nation of contrasts
●     Development
●     Urbanisation in Africa

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

29 January Option Evening

February Parents’ Evening

8  February Parents’ Evening

4 (6 weeks) Africa

●     Migration and the migrants’ diary
●     Sudan
●     Assessment

Mapskills

●     Scales of map
●     4 fig Grid References
●     6 fig Grid References

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Mapskills

●     Compass Directions
●     Scale and Height
●     Assessment

Fantastic Places

●     Introduction – wonders of the world
●     Skyline

6 (7 weeks) Fantastic Places

●     Racetrack playa
●     Antarctica
●     Stonehenge
●     Assessment

Week commencing 18 June: Year 9 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 10 Geography  2017-18

Course title: GCSE Geography Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8035
How will students be assessed?
Students sit three exams. All students complete the same paper. The first exam is ‘living with the physical environment’ which focusses on natural hazards, ecosystems and cold environments, the UK’s physical landscapes, coastal landscapes and river landscapes. The second exam is ‘challenges in the human environment’. This unit includes urban geography, urban change and the challenges facing urban areas, development and economic change in the UK and abroad and the challenges of energy management into the future. Both of these exams are 90 minutes long and make up 35% of the GCSE mark. The third exam is ‘geographical applications’. This exam is split into two sections. The first is an issue evaluation where students study information provided 12 weeks before the exam and answer questions on it using their geographical skills and applied knowledge. The second section is where students answer questions about the two days of fieldwork that they have completed.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Hazards

●     Tectonic Hazards
●     Weather Hazards

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Hazards

●     Weather Hazards
●     Climate change
●     Ecosystems

3 (5 weeks) The Living World

●     Rainforests
●     Cold Environments

Physical Landscapes

●     UK Physical Landscapes

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Physical Landscapes

●     Coastal Landscapes
●     River Landscapes

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks)  Physical Landscapes

●     Rivers Landscapes

Urban Issues and Challenges

19 April Parents’ Evening

6 (7 weeks) Fieldwork Study

Fieldwork study write-up

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 11 Geography  2017-18

Course title: GCSE Geography Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8035
How will students be assessed?
Students sit three exams. All students complete the same paper. The first exam is ‘living with the physical environment’ which focusses on natural hazards, ecosystems and cold environments, the UK’s physical landscapes, coastal landscapes and river landscapes. The second exam is ‘challenges in the human environment’. This unit includes urban geography, urban change and the challenges facing urban areas, development and economic change in the UK and abroad and the challenges of energy management into the future. Both of these exams are 90 minutes long and make up 35% of the GCSE mark. The third exam is ‘geographical applications’. This exam is split into two sections. The first is an issue evaluation where students study information provided 12 weeks before the exam and answer questions on it using their geographical skills and applied knowledge. The second section is where students answer questions about the two days of fieldwork that they have completed.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Fieldwork Write-up

●     Completion of fieldwork booklet in preparation for paper 3

Urban Challenges

●        Urban Growth in Mumbai
●        Urban Growth in London
●        Sustainable Urban Development

25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Urban Challenges

●        Sustainable Urban Development

The Changing Economic World

●       Economic Development
●       The Global Development Gap

14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (5 weeks) The Changing Economic World

●       The Global Development Gap
●       Economic Development in an LIC
●       Economic Change in the UK

Resource Management

●       Global Resource Management

9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Resource Management

●     Global Resource Management
●     Energy

22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) Revision

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 12 Geography- 2017/2018

Course title: Geography A Level Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7037
How will students be assessed?
Students will complete two 150 minute exams. Both exams are worth 40% of their final grade. The first exam is based on Physical Geography where the second is based on Human Geography. The remaining 20% of the A Level qualification is taken up by the Individual Investigation which is a teacher assessed report written by the students based on the results of fieldwork undertaken in both Y12 and Y13. This report will be between 3,000 and 4,000 words.

There are some optional topics and the topics we intend to study are:

Physical Geography – Water and Carbon Cycles, Costal Systems and Landscapes and finally Hazards.

Human Geography – Global Systems and Global Governance, Changing Places, Contemporary Urban Environments

 

Half term Key content – TMP Key content – TVM
1 (7 weeks) Coastal Systems

●     Coasts as natural systems
●     Coastal Processes

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

Changing Places

●     The nature and importance of places
●     Relationships, connections, meaning and representation

2 (8 weeks) Coastal Systems

●     Coastal Landscape Development
●     Coastal Management
●     Coastal Case Studies

Changing Places

●     Quantitative and qualitative skills
●     Place studies

3 (5 weeks) Fieldwork

Fieldwork Write-Up

Hazards

●     The concept of Hazards

1 Feb  Mock Exams

Fieldwork

Fieldwork Write-Up

Contemporary Urban Environments

●     Urbanisation

4 (6 weeks) Hazards

●     Plate tectonics
●     Volcanic and Seismic Hazards

26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6  March Parents’ Evening

Contemporary Urban Environments

●     Urban forms
●     Impacts of urbanisation

5 (6 weeks) Hazards

●     Storm Hazards
●     Fires in Nature
●     Case Studies

Contemporary Urban Environments

●     Urban climate
●     Urban drainage
●     Urban waste and sustainable urban development
●     Case Studies

6 (7 weeks) Fieldwork 2

Individual Report

11 June Reports Open

27 June – 3 July Exam Week

9 July data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Fieldwork 2

Individual Report

Year 13 Geography- 2017/2018

Course title: Geography A Level Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7037
How will students be assessed?
Students will complete two 150 minute exams. Both exams are worth 40% of their final grade. The first exam is based on Physical Geography where the second is based on Human Geography. The remaining 20% of the A Level qualification is taken up by the Individual Investigation which is a teacher assessed report written by the students based on the results of fieldwork undertaken in both Y12 and Y13. This report will be between 3,000 and 4,000 words.

There are some optional topics and the topics we study are:

Physical Geography – Water and Carbon Cycles, Costal Systems and Landscapes and finally Hazards.

Human Geography – Global Systems and Global Governance, Changing Places, Contemporary Urban Environments

 

Half term Key content – TMP Key content – TVM
1 (7 weeks) Individual Report

Carbon and Water Cycles

●        The Water Cycle as a system
●        Drainage basins

18 September UCAS Data Drop

9 October- Reports open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

Individual Report

Global Systems and Governance

  • Dimensions of globalisation
  •  Factors in globalisation
  •  Institutions
2 (7 weeks) Carbon and Water Cycles

●        Water Transport
●        Storms
●        Abstraction
●        The carbon cycle

12 December Parents’ Evening

Global Systems and Governance

  • Inequalities
  • Geopolitical Issues
  • Trade

 

3 (7 weeks) Carbon and Water Cycles

●        The atmosphere
●        Carbon budgets
●        Climate
●        Case Studies

1 Feb- 5 Feb Mock exams

Global Systems and Governance

  • Case studies
  • Global systems
  • Antarctica
4 (6 weeks) Revision

26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Revision
5 (5 weeks) Revision

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Revision