Geography

Year 9    

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)            Population Change

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

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)                       

2 (7 weeks) Population Change

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

Risky World

  • Introduction to hazards
  • Volcanoes
  • Tsunami
3 (7 weeks) 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

9th February Parents’ Evening

Risky World

  • Earthquake Aid
  • Earthquake management
  • Assessment

Africa

  • Nation of contrasts
  • Development
  • Urbanisation in Africa
4 (6 weeks) 3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Africa

  • Migration and the migrants’ diary
  • Sudan
  • Assessment

Fantastic Places

  • Introduction – wonders of the world
  • Skyline
  • Racetrack playa
5 (5 weeks) Fantastic Places

  • Antarctica
  • Stonehenge
  • Assessment

Mapskills

  • Scales of map
6 (7 weeks) Week commencing 19th June: Year 9 exam week

26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Mapskills

  • 4fig Grid References
  • 6 fig Grid References
  • Compass Directions
  • Scale and Height
  • Assessment

Year 10

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

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)                                                                    

2 (7 weeks) Hazards

  • Weather Hazards
  • Climate change
  • Ecosystems
3 (7 weeks) 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

The Living World

  • Rainforests
  • Cold Environments

Physical Landscapes

  • UK Physical Landscapes
4 (6 weeks) Physical Landscapes

  • Coastal Landscapes
  • River Landscapes
5 (5 weeks) 3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Physical Landscapes

  • Rivers Landscapes

Urban Issues and Challenges

27th April Parents’ Evening

6 (7 weeks) Fieldwork Study

Fieldwork study write-up

Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week.

26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 11

Course title: Geography GCSE Exam board: Edexcel Specification code: 8035
How will students be assessed?
Students complete three exams and a piece of controlled assessment which all make up 25% of their final marks. Unit 1 is the Dynamic Planet and comprises of six traditionally ‘physical’ topics such as rivers, tectonic hazards and the water cycle. This is a 75 minute exam with questions on all six sections. Unit 2 is the People and the Planet unit and is made up of six topics which are considered human geography such as population, development, urban areas and Globalisation. This is also a 75 minute exam with questions on all six sections. The third exam is a synoptic paper based on a theme and a resource booklet. It is known as the ‘decision making’ paper as students are being tested on their ability to process information they have been presented with rather than using knowledge they have learned. The final part to the GCSE is a river study which students started in Y10. This is a 2000 word report and is assessed by the teacher.
Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Controlled Assessment – students will be finishing their low and high control sections of their River Study

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks) Restless Earth

  • Causes of plate movement and plate boundaries
  • Effects of major earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Earthquake and volcano management and aid

Globalisation

  • Sectors of industry
  • Sweatshops and TNCs
  • Factors affecting globalisation

Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December

3 (7 weeks) Globalisation

  • Institutions involved in globalisation
  • FDI and containerisation

Climate Change

  • Past climate changes
  • Natural causes of climate change
  • Global warming and Humans
  • Climate of the UK

Changing UK Settlement

  • Factors affecting cities
  • Inequalities in UK cities

9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)

16th February Parents Evening

4 (6 weeks)
  • Urban redevelopment
  • Rural areas comparison
  • Rural redevelopment

Water World

  • The Water Cycle
  • The Sahel
  • Smalll and Large scale water managment

20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (5 weeks) Revision

Year 12

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
Changing Places

  • The nature and importance of places
  • Relationships, connections, meaning and representation
2 (7 weeks) Coastal Systems

  • Coastal Landscape Development
  • Coastal Management
  • Coastal Case Studies
Changing Places

  • Quantitative and qualitative skills
  • Place studies
3 (7 weeks) Fieldwork

Fieldwork Write-Up
Hazards

  • The concept of Hazards
Fieldwork

Fieldwork Write-Up
Contemporary Urban Environments

  • Urbanisation
4 (6 weeks) Hazards

  • Plate tectonics
  • Volcanic and Seismic Hazards
Contemporary Urban Environments

  • Urban forms
  • Impacts of urbanisation
5 (5 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

Fieldwork 2

Individual Report

Year 13

Course title:  Geography A2 Exam board: Edexcel Specification code: 9GE01
How will students be assessed?
2 Exams. Unit 3 is a 2&1/2 hour exam where students will complete a section A picking 2 from 5 topics they have studied through Y13. Section B will be three essay questions based on a pre-release booklet given to students around Easter of Y13. This topic changes every year. This whole exam is work 60% of their A2 grade and therefore 30% of their overall A-Level grade.

The second exam is Geographical Research. Students will pick the Tectonic Activity and Hazards option and complete a report, totalling 70 marks, answering one question in a 90 minute exam. This report will be the result of research into an aspect of Tectonic Activity and Hazards done after students are told the focus in a pre-release at Easter of Y13. This exam makes up 40% of the A2 grade and so 20% of the whole A-Level grade.

Half term Key content TMP Key content TVM
1 (7 weeks)              Water Conflicts

Biodiversity Under Threat

Superpower Geographies

Energy Security

2 (7 weeks) Biodiversity Under Threat Energy Security
3 (7 weeks) The Technological Fix Bridging the Development Gap
4 (6 weeks) Tectonic Activity and Hazards (Unit 4) Revision
5 (5 weeks) Report Preparation based on Pre-Release (Unit 4)              Pre-Release Teaching (Unit 3)

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 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) Individual Report Individual Report
2 (7 weeks) Hazards Contemporary Urban Environments
3 (7 weeks) Water and Carbon Cycles Global Systems and Global Governance
4 (6 weeks) Water and Carbon Cycles Global Systems and Global Governance
5 (5 weeks) Water and Carbon Cycles Global Systems and Global Governance