Geography

To provide an engaging and exciting curriculum that delivers key skills and enables students to explore Geography from the physical, human and environmental perspectives. To fully prepare students through their Key Stage 3 studies for the demands of external examinations at Key Stage 4 and 5 . To support spiritual, moral, social and cultural education through challenging topics such as migration and climate change.

Year Term 1 (a) Term 1 (b) Term 2 (a) Term 2 (b) Term 3 (a) Term 3 (b)
7 Topic: What is Geography?

Assessment:

Baseline assessment

Topic: Fantastic Places Assessment: ‘What are the effects of tourism on the Maldives’?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Tourism in Antarctica

Topic: Urban Developments

Assessment: How can a city be improved?

Topic: Asia and India Case study Assessment:

Why do so many people live in slums in India?”

Topic: Cracking Coasts

Assessment:

Field work

Topic: Coastal fieldwork

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Final year exam

8 Topic: Introducing Africa

Assessment:

GCSE style exam paper

Topic: Weather and Climate

Assessment:

Compare the effects of a Hurricane on two countries of differing levels of development

Topic: Tourism in the Alps

Assessment:

What are the impacts of tourism on a glacial area?

Topic: China

Assessment:

A newspaper article that evaluates the one-child policy (successes, implications for future generations, human rights

Topic: Rivers

Assessment: A report into the impacts and responses to a flood event

Topic: Fieldwork

Final year exam

9 Topic: The EU, migration and conflict

Assessment:How does conflict in the Middle East impact on the lives of people within the EU?

Topic: Hazards

Assessment:

Write a newspaper article about a volcanic eruption (causes, effects and management strategies).

Topic: Amazonia

Assessment:

The local and global impacts of deforestation on the Amazon Rainforest

Topic: Geography in the news-natural disasters

Assessment: A report into their chosen topic

Topic: Development

Assessment:

What are the impacts of the increasing global demand for food

Topic: Globalisation

Assessment:

Final year exam

10 Topic: Tectonics and weather

Assessment:

Exam questions

Topic: Weather Hazards and UK weather hazards

Assessment: Exam questions

Topic: What are ecosystems? Tropical rainforests/hot desert environments

Assessment: Exam questions

Topic: UK landscapes – rivers Uk landscapes - glaciers

Assessment: Exam questions

Topic: UK landscapes - glaciers Urban Geography

Assessment:

Mock exam

Topic: Urban Geography Fieldwork

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11 Topic: Unit 3 CA

Assessment:

High level exam

Topic: CA Complete Tourism Population

Assessment: Mock exam

Topic: Urban Challenge and Change

Assessment:

Past paper questions

Topic: Revision

Assessment:

Mock exam

Topic: Revision

Assessment: Past paper questions

Topic:

Assessment: Final exam

12 Topic: Water and carbon cycles Hazards

Assessment: Set exam questions

Topic: Water and carbon cycles Natural Hazards

Assessment: Set exam questions/mock exam

Topic: Changing places

Assessment: Exam skills questions

Topic: Changing places

Assessment:

Past paper questions

Topic: Field work

Assessment: Mock exam

Topic: Field

work

Assessment:

Past paper questions

13 Topic: Ecosystems World cities

Assessment:

Past paper questions

Topic: Ecosystems Tectonics

Assessment:

Mock exam

Topic: Tectonics

Assessment:

Past paper questions

Topic: Geographical skills/Revision

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Past paper questions

Topic:

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Final exam

Topic:

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Final exam


Departmental Courses

KS4 AQA A

KS5 AQA A

Department Staff

Mr J Brennan - Subject Leader
Miss A Armstrong
Mrs D Welsh

Useful Links

 AQA Exam Board GCSE

AQA Exam Board AS/A-Level