Geography


Geography

Faculty of Humanities


Staff

Mr P Ware - Subject Leader

Mrs R McElhone - Head of Faculty

Ms. S Jennings

Ms S Jones

Ethos

At St Peter’s Geography department, we aim to provide all pupils with the opportunity to understand more about the world, the challenges it faces and their place within it. A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

 

Aims

Our Geography curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop their knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.
  • Deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
  • Explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
  • Develop students’ competence in using a wide range of geographical investigative skills and approaches.
  • Enable young people to become globally and environmentally informed and thoughtful, enquiring citizens.

 

Progression

Students can progress from this course to:

  • A-Level Geography
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications in science, for example. BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism.

 


KS3 Curriculum 2020-2021


Curriculum Intent (Year 7 and 8)

In Year 7 and 8, all students follow the KS3 National Curriculum. They receive 3 lessons of science per fortnight and are taught in mixed attainment groups. Students in KS3 will have a half termly and end of year exams. Pupils study the following topics in Geography:

 

Year 7 Programme of Study

  • ‘The World Around Me’ – an introduction to Geography that looks at the world around us using a variety of maps at different scales.
  • ‘A Dangerous World’ – how plate tectonics has created our world and how it can still have devastating consequences.
  • ‘A Rising World’ – a study of the world’s coasts and how they are changing.
  • ‘An Urban World’ – how the growth of cities has transformed the way that we live.
  • ‘A Growing World’ – a study of how the world’s population is growing, and how this will affect our future.
  • ‘An Environmental Study’ – pupils will go outside the classroom and apply some of the skills that they have learned this year to fieldwork.

 

Year 8 Programme of Study

  • ‘An Unfair World’ – a study of how different parts of the world face development challenges, and how this could be tackled.
  • ‘A Fragile World’ – how human use of the world’s resources is threatening our future.
  • ‘An Amazing World’ – a journey around the world’s ecosystems, looking at its amazing plants and animals.
  • ‘A Watery World’ – a study of the world’s rivers and how they change the shape of the land around them.
  • ‘A Changing World’ – a study of climate change and how we can tackle it.

 


KS4 Curriculum 2020-2021

 


 

Curriculum Intent (Year 9-11)

Students follow the Department for Education GCSE Geography content, through AQA GCSE specification. All pupils are in mixed ability sets and are are taught by a specialist Geography teacher. At the end of Year 11 all students will be entered for:

AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography

 

Subject Content

Paper 1 – Living with the Physical Environment (35% of final grade)

  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards.
  • The Living World.
  • Physical Landscapes in the UK.

 

 Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment (35% of final grade)

  • Urban Issues and Challenges.
  • The Changing Economic World.
  • The Challenges of Resource Management.

 

Paper 3 – Geographical Applications (30% of final grade)

  • Issue Evaluation
  • Fieldwork

 

Curriculum Maps

Year 7 - Curriculum Map 2019-20

Year 8 - Curriculum Map 2019-20

Year 9 - Curriculum Map 2019-20

Year 10 - Curriculum Map 2019-20

Year 11 - Curriculum Map 2019-20