Geography

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Welcome to the Geography area

Head of Humanities – Ms C. Batten

Geography is a vital topic to study because it allows every student to gain an understanding of their local community and to gain and insight into the relationship between people, groups and the physical environment in the wider world.

Staffing

Teacher of GeographyMiss L. Murphy – BA (Hons) Geography and English
Teacher of GeographyMr D. Pearson – BA (Hons) Outdoor Education w/ Physical Education
Teacher of GeographyMr C. Knight – BSc (Hons) Geography

Per Term Topic Information

Year 10

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Development with a focus on Ghana
A study of less economically developed countries with a focus on the African country Ghana. Pupils gain an insight into poverty and why countries fail to develop as quickly as others.
Coasts
A study of coastal physical features. This topic acts as an introduction to the topic studied at GCSE level. Pupils learn how and why coast lines change shape.
Globalisation and Urbanisation
Pupils study why most clothes are manufactured in less developed countries and the affect this has on multinational corporations and the employees manufacturing the good.
Tectonic Hazards
A study of the causes and effects of earthquakes and volcanoes. This topic acts as an introduction to the hazards topic studied for GCSE.
Weather and Climate with a focus on Russia
A study of weather and impacts such as tropical storms.
Water as a resource
A physical study of rivers and where our water comes from. Pupils learn about the hydro-logical cycle and the journey of a river.
Year 11

Autumn 2Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Hazards
Tectonic Hazards
Weather
Climate Change
Resource Management
Food
Water
Energy
Physical Landscapes in the UK
Coasts
Rivers
Urban Issues and Challenges
Increase in urban areas
Challenges of LIC and NEE
Urban UK
The Living World
Ecosystems
Tropical Rainforests
Hot and Cold Deserts
The Changing Economic World
Development
The Development Gap
Economic futures in the UK
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2
Geographical Skills
Numerical Skills
Statistical Skills
Atlas Skills
Graphical Skills
Fieldwork Preparation
Enquiry
Collecting Data
Presenting Data
Analysing Data
Issue Evaluation

Curriculum

Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homework
4Minimum three projects per half term.
The Akosombo Dam – An example of successful development?
Holderness Coast – Conflict over defences
Globalisation – Is Nike to blame?
Japan earthquake – Causes, effects and responses
Water Aid – How does it improve quality of lives in LIC?
Year 10

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Revision for weekly class tests and exam questions
Kerboodle- an exam question/ test every fortnight
Field tripWeekly revision sessionsAQA
GCSE Bitesize
The Geographical Association
National Geographic
Kerboodle notes
Year 11

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Revision for weekly class tests and exam questions.Field tripWeekly revision sessions.Awarding body for GCSE Geography is AQA, syllabus 8035.