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Geography

Members of Staff and Roles/Responsibilities

Ms H Knowles Curriculum Team Leader Humanities

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Subject Overview

The world we live in is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Geography explains why, and helps to prepare you for those changes. When  you study Geography you  have the following advantages:

  • Know about local, national and Global issues and be able to talk about them.
  • Develop skills in using photographs, maps and diagrams to explain things clearly to other people.
  • Be aware of events around you and appreciate that people have different views and there are different solutions to issues.

Geography is about the future and your life in this.

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KS3 Structure

3 units studied in each year. Self, peer and teacher assessments throughout each term.
YEAR 7: 1 lesson per week.
YEAR 8: 1 lesson per week.
YEAR 9 : 1 lesson per week.

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KS3 Content

YEAR 7
TOPICS COVERED

Our local area
Passport to Geography (Map skills)
Weather and climate
Asia and the Middle East

YEAR 8
TOPICS COVERED

River and coasts
Weathering and soil
Fantastic places
Inequalities around the world
Africa
Crime

YEAR 9
TOPICS COVERED

Tourism
Limestone
Antarctica
Trade, aid and debt
Hazards

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KS4 Structure

Currently 2 or 3 lessons per week in Year 10. Three lessons per week in Year 11 (2 lessons for triple science students).

What exams are there?
Terminal Examination (Key Geographical Themes1 hour 45 minutes – 50% of GCSE grade)
Students will be entered for either a Foundation Tier paper or Higher Tier paper depending on their knowledge and understanding.
Students entered at Foundation level can gain grades C to G, while students entered at Higher level can gain grades A*-D.

Sustainable Decision Making Exercise (June Year 11 1 hour 30 minutes - 25% of GCSE grade) This exam is often one in which students excel because it allows individual thought and the expression of opinion.

Geographical Enquiry (Controlled assessment – 25% of GCSE grade)

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KS4 Content

YEAR 10
TOPICS COVERED

Population and Settlement

Rivers and Coasts

YEAR 11
TOPICS COVERED

Natural hazards (Tectonic and climatic)

Economic development


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Additional Information

Geography at GCSE will suit students who have an interest in current issues such as care of our environment. You will develop a lot of skills including map skills, ICT, Collecting and interpreting data, how to make and solve problems and how resources are / can be managed in a sustainable way. You will need to read a local / national newspaper and listen to / watch the news.

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