Geography


Geography

Faculty of Religious Education


Staff

Mr P Ware - Subject Leader

Mrs R McElhone - Head of Faculty

Ms. S Jennings

Ms S Jones

Ethos

We strive to provide a curriculum that will enable all pupils to gain an understanding of the world, its diversity of places and people. We teach a range of geographical concepts and skills at Key Stage 3 and 4. Pupils are encouraged to become independent learners in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Aims

Our aim is to provide a wide range of challenging learning experiences in and out of the classroom that will enable pupils to:

  • develop skills in geographical enquiry
  • develop the ability to understand geographical issues
  • communicate their understanding in various forms

 


KS3 Curriculum 2017-2018


Year 7

In Year 7 pupils will study the following topics. Each half term there will be a new topic.

  • Introduction to Geography
  • A European Country - Italy
  • Plate Tectonics an Rocks
  • Urbanisation and Economic Activity
  • Asia - China
  • Weather and Climate Change

Year 8

In Year 8 pupils will study the following topics. Each half term there will be a new topic.

  • Rivers and Coasts
  • Africa - Human and Physical Features
  • South America
  • Asia - India
  • Extreme Environments - The Middle East
  • Ice Environments - Russia and Glaciation

All pupils at Key Stage 3 will undertake an end of topic assessment.

 


KS4 Curriculum 2017-2018

 


 

Years 9, 10 & 11

Pupils will study the AQA Geography specification (no. 8035). They will cover a variety of human and physical topics such as:

 

  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards.
  • The Living World.
  • Urban Issues and Challenges.
  • The Changing Economic World.
  • Geographical Skills.

 

Assessment

Pupils will be assessed at the end of the course by 3 external examinations.

Written examination 1 will cover human topics (35% of the final grade)

Written examination 2 will cover physical topics (35% of the final grade)

Written examination 3 will assess pupils’ geographical and fieldwork skills (30% of the final grade)