Geography

Teacher of Geography Miss L. Murphy – BA (Hons) Geography and English
Teacher of Geography Mr D. Pearson – BA (Hons) Outdoor Education w/ Physical Education

Per Term Topic Information

 

Year 9

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 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 10

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 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 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2
Geographical Skills

Numerical Skills

Statistical Skills

Atlas Skills

Graphical Skills

Fieldwork Preparation

Enquiry

Collecting Data

Presenting Data

Analysing Data

Issue Evaluation

Curriculum Information

 

Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework
4 Minimum 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 fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional 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 …
5 Revision for weekly class tests and exam questions

Kerboodle- an exam question/ test every fortnight

Field trip Weekly revision sessions AQA

GCSE Bitesize

The Geographical Association

National Geographic

Kerboodle notes

Year 11

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional 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 …
5 Revision for weekly class tests and exam questions. Field trip Weekly revision sessions. Awarding body for GCSE Geography is AQA, syllabus 8035.