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Geography Curriculum Plan 2018 – 2021

Year 7

2 Decision Making Exercises

Year 8

2 Decision Making Exercises

Year 9

3 Decision Making Exercises

1.Our Local Area – ELP

 

Autumn 1

Coventry Assessment –

 

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested: Graphical/Statistical/Maps/

Application

1.From Farm to Fork

 

Autumn 1

Debate Assessment –

EXAMPRO Y8 AQA PAPER

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested: Photographic Interpretation/

Evaluation

1.Rich- Poor Divide

 

Autumn 1

MDG Assessment –

 

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested: Thematic Maps/

Analyses/Assessing

2. Extreme weather

 

Autumn  2

Weather Event Assessment –

EXAMPRO Y7 AQA PAPER

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested: Diagrammatic Interpretation/Comprehension

2.Exploring the UK

 

Autumn 2

Brexit Assessment –

 

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Map Skills/

Explanation/Application

2. Globalisation - Fashion Industry

 

Autumn 2

MNC Assessment –

 

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Thematic Maps/Explain/Application

3. Coasts

 

Spring 1

Scarborough Assessment –

EXAMPRO Y7 AQA PAPER

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Atlas Skills/ Map Skills/ Evaluation

3.Crime – ELP

 

Spring 1

Graffiti Assessment -

 

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Statistical Skills/Analysis/ Interpretation

3. Raging rivers and managing floods

 

Spring 1 & Spring 2

Case Study Assessment –

EXAMPRO Y9 AQA PAPER

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Map Skills/ Statistical Skills/ Knowledge/Comprehension

 

4. The growth of Tourism

 

Spring 2

Tourism Growth Assessment –

 

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Analysis/Interpretation/ Graphical Skills

4.China- a superpower

 

Spring 2

Superpower Assessment –

 

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Thematic Maps/ Photographic Interpretation/ Comprehension/Evaluation

4. Global Warming

 

Summer 1

Sustainability Assessment –

EXAMPRO Y9 AQA PAPER

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Diagrammatical Skills Comprehension/Analysis

5.  Environmental concerns &

World Climates

 

Summer 1

Sustainability Assessment –

 

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Analysis/Evaluation/ Thematic Map Skills

5.  Spain and the EU

 

Summer 1

EU Assessment –

 

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Knowledge/ Evaluation/ Atlas Skills

5. Natural Hazards

 

Summer 2

Case Study Assessment –

EXAMPRO Y9 AQA PAPER

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Diagrammatical Skills/ Evaluation/Application

6. Mini Topic

 Summer 2

Mini Topic Assessment –

 

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested: Knowledge/Application/ Photographic Interpretation

 

6. Mini Topic

Summer 2

Mini Topic Assessment –

 

Geographical Knowledge and Skills Tested:

Knowledge/Application/Graphical Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOGRAPHY - GCSE

 

Pupils will travel the world from the classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs). Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Pupils are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.

 

It provides pupils with important transferable skills which are essential for success after leaving school.  Opportunities are provided for the development of key skills such as numeracy, literacy and ICT.  However just as important is the opportunity for pupils to gain an understanding of the world in which they live, made especially relevant due to current events. 

Subject content

  1. Living with the physical environment
  2. Challenges in the human environment
  3. Geographical applications
  4. Geographical skills

 

Assessment

  1. Paper 1 Living with the physical environment – 1 hour 30 minutes 35%
  2. Paper 2   Challenges in the human environment – 1 hour 30 minutes 35%
  3. Paper 3 Geographical Applications – 1 hour 15 minutes 30%.

 

 

GEOGRAPHY – 6th Form

 

Assessment Method: Year 12: 100% examination consisting of two exam papers.  Paper 1: Physical Geography (Hazards and Water and Carbon Cycles) and Paper 2 Human   Geography (Section A: Changing places and Section B: Geography fieldwork investigation and geographical skills).  Year 13: 80% examination consisting of two exam papers. Paper 1: Physical Geography (Water and Carbon      Cycles, Hazards and Coasts) Paper 2: Human Geography ( Global Systems and Global Governance, Changing Places and Contemporary Urban Environments). 20% coursework: a 3000-word investigation.

Exam Board: AQA 

Why Should I Follow This Course?

Geography  is a modern practical  subject,  one that is recognized by employers and universities as a  demanding but worthwhile course. It will provide an interesting, topical way to learn more about our world and our local environment. The research and analysis skills demanded in this subject are transferable and complement study in many areas.

What Teaching and Learning Methods Will Be Used?

There will be a wide variety of teaching methods used to encourage students to develop their skills and knowledge. Much of the work will be covered in class with teacher and student led presentations but there will be several opportunities for fieldwork and field trips. We currently visit Carding Mill Valley, Finham Brook, Fargo Village, The Peak District and Hillfields. ICT is used extensively when researching. Students must be able to work equally well independently or in groups.

What Will I Learn?

In both years the content is broken down to cover a range of Physical & Human Geography related topics.

Physical Geography:

Hazards:  Will  include a detailed study of the hazards that threaten life.  This includes Earthquakes,    Volcanoes, Tropical Storms and Wildfire. We will explore how these form, the impact they have and how people attempt to monitor and prevent loss of life.

Coasts: Will explore the physical processes that shape the coastal landscape. Processes of erosion, transport and deposition will be studied and the management of the resultant landforms.

Water and carbon cycles: This explores the importance of river processes and management. You will also study the tropical rainforests of the world.

Human Geography:

Changing Places: Understanding dynamic spaces/places including social and economic inequalities in a range on contexts. Global Governance: Gives an opportunity to understand global systems of trade and governance. This will explore world affairs and the exploitation of global commons such as Antarctica.

Where Will This Qualification Take Me?

The AS and Advanced GCE provides a strong knowledge base and can lead to further study in            Geography or related subjects in higher education.

Geography is a facilitating subject – one which is highly valued by universities – this is particularly due    to student’s ability to research, prioritise and assimilate information throughout this course.

Geography is especially useful because it has links to several career areas including town planning,     environmental care, teaching and journalism.

Entry Requirements: GCSE Geography preferred grade 4, GCSE English Language grade 5 preferred.