Geography

Curriculum Information

Year 9 Geography 2018/2019

 

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Population Change
●     Population growth
●     Population structures
●     Population policies
●     Ageing populations
●     Migration
2 (7 weeks) Population Change
●     Immigration debate
●     Assessment
●     Population density
●     UK population density assessmentRisky World
●     Introduction to hazards
●     Volcanoes
●     Tsunami
3 (6 weeks) Risky World
●     Earthquake Aid
●     Earthquake management
●     AssessmentAfrica
●     Nation of contrasts
●     Development
●     Urbanisation in Africa
4 (6 weeks) Africa
●     Migration and the migrants’ diary
●     Sudan
●     AssessmentMapskills
●     Scales of map
●     4 fig Grid References
●     6 fig Grid References
5 (5 weeks) Mapskills
●     Compass Directions
●     Scale and Height
●     AssessmentFantastic Places
●     Introduction – wonders of the world
●     Skyline
6 (7 weeks) Fantastic Places
●   Racetrack playa
●     Antarctica
●     Stonehenge
●     Assessment

 

Year 10 Geography 2018/2019

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 (8 weeks) Hazards
●     Tectonic Hazards
●     Weather Hazards
2 (7 weeks) Hazards
●     Weather Hazards
●     Climate change
●     Ecosystems
3 (6 weeks) The Living World
●     Rainforests
●     Cold EnvironmentsPhysical Landscapes
●     UK Physical Landscapes
4 (6 weeks) Physical Landscapes
●     Coastal Landscapes
●     River Landscapes
5 (5 weeks)  Physical Landscapes
●     Rivers LandscapesUrban Issues and Challenges
6 (7 weeks) Fieldwork Study

Fieldwork study write-up

 

 

Year 11 Geography 2018/2019

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 (8 weeks) Fieldwork Write-up
●     Completion of fieldwork booklet in preparation for paper 3Urban Challenges
●        Urban Growth in London
●        Sustainable Urban Development
2 (7 weeks) The Changing Economic World
●       Economic Development
●       The Global Development Gap
●       Economic Development in Nigeria
3 (6 weeks) ●       Economic Change in the UK

Resource Management
●       Global Resource Management

4 (6 weeks) Resource Management
●     Global Resource Management
●     Energy Revision
5 (5 weeks) Revision and preparation for Paper 3 – pre release
6 (7 weeks) Revision

 

 

Year 12 Geography 2018/2019

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 (8 weeks) Coastal Systems
●     Coasts as natural systems
●     Coastal Processes 
Contemporary Urban Environments
     Urban forms
Impacts of urbanisation
2 (7 weeks) Coastal Systems
●     Coastal Landscape Development
●     Coastal Management
Contemporary Urban Environments
●     Urban climate
●     Urban drainage
3 (6 weeks) Coastal Case Studies

Hazards
●     The concept of Hazards
●     Plate tectonics

Contemporary Urban Environments

 ●     Urban waste and sustainable urban development
●     Case Studies

4 (6 weeks)
  • Volcanic and Seismic Hazards
  • Storm Hazards
  • Fires in Nature
Changing Places
●     The nature and importance of places
●     Relationships, connections, meaning and representation
5 (5 weeks) Case Studies Changing Places
●     Quantitative and qualitative skills
●     Place studies
●     Comparative Studies Near and Far
6 (7 weeks) Fieldwork
Individual Report  
Research
Comparative Study Near and Far Places
Individual Report
Research Methods
Statistics

 

 

Year 13 Geography 2018/2019

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 (8 weeks) Individual Report

Carbon and Water Cycles
●        The Water Cycle as a system
●        Drainage basins

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
Global Systems and Governance
•             Inequalities
•             Geopolitical Issues
•             Trade
3 (6 weeks) Carbon and Water Cycle
●        The atmosphere
●        Carbon budgets
●        Climate
●        Case Studies
Global Systems and Governance
•             Case studies
•             Global systems
•             Antarctica
4 (6 weeks) Revision

 

Revision
Exam Technique
Past Papers
5 (5 weeks) Revision Revision
6 (7 weeks)