Mr A Bone - Head of Geography
Mrs E Percival - Second in Geography
Miss E Boyd - Teacher of Geography
KS3 Subject Content
Students will study the development of the UK and the different areas and environments within the British Isles. Migration into the UK and around the country is contained as well as a unit on how to develop mapping skills. The year ends with the study of rivers in the local area. Assessment is a mixture of knowledge and skills tests.
Human interaction with the environment is the key factor in Year 8. Earthquakes and volcanoes are taught alongside the theme of managing the effects of them. An in depth study of the environments of Africa, with a key focus on Kenya and how water is managed, wasted and used around the world. A case study on the Aral Sea and the people that live around it is produced. We study the economic development and settlement in Japan using a wide range of mapping skills to develop an understanding of the way people live. Sustainable living and the Wonders of the World finishes the year.
KS4 Subject Content
Qualification Name: GCSE Geography
Exam board: AQA
Throughout Year 9 - 11 assessment is frequent and progress is tracked and recorded monthly
The content will cover a Ecosystems using the rain forest and cold environments as the ecosystems. The two case studies for this section of the course are the Amazon Rainforest and Svalbaard. Resource management covers the uneven global consumption of food, water and energy with a focus on energy provision, energy mix and energy security in the UK. Tectonic and weather hazards, which covers earthquakes and volcanoes, tropical storms, extreme weather in the UK and climate change. There are three case studies; New Zealand and Nepal earthquakes and Typhoon Haiyan The last unit they study will be the UK landscapes - coasts. This requires a field trip to Hengistbury Head to complete coastal data collection and study the impact physical processes can have on the environment. Assessment will take place frequently using past exam papers, issue evaluation, numerical skills and map skills.
A study of Urban Issues and Challenges and the growth of the megacities. Their focus case studies are Rio de Janeiro and Liverpool. We also study the changing economic world and the Changing UK Landscapes section 2 - Rivers. There is a paper one and two exam at the end of the year.
The first half term is set aside for completing the course. The rest of the year is spent consolidating the course, and concentrating on revision, issue evaluation and fieldwork skills in order to prepare them for the final exams in the summer. The fieldwork for paper 3 is conducted in late September - early October, which is then produced onto a poster and used for revision. In March we also will be sent the pre release material for the first section of the paper 3 exam. There will be 2 stages of mock exams, in which the students will sit Papers 1, 2 and 3 in each stage. Assessment throughout the year is normally on a 2 -3 week rotation of revision - assessment - feedback
For further information please contact Mr A Bone - Head of Geography -