Curriculum Information for Geography

Staff Role
Mr Derek Roodenburg CT
Miss Rachel Carr CT
Mr Nathan Moorby Head of Geography

Our Intent:

We seek to develop aspiring geographers into tomorrow’s global citizens, who will help to shape our future on Earth.

Our pupils will begin to understand the physical and human processes that form our world and how these are interconnected and constantly change over time.

Our curriculum will focus on the development of 4 geographical areas that develop them into an informed global citizen:

  • Knowledge (of places, environments and processes at different scales)
  • Understanding (concepts and inter-relationships between places environments and processes)
  • Application (using knowledge and understanding to interpret, analyse and evaluate to make judgements)
  • Skills and techniques (select, adapt and use to investigate and communicate findings)

Pupils will develop an awareness, respect and consideration of other people, cultures and experiences through learning about a variety of places. Some of this will come from experiences in the classroom, but they will also take part in fieldwork and potentially international fieldtrips.

 

Keystage 3

Brief overview; New Key Stage 3 National Curriculum, AfL, homework, literacy (keywords):

Year

Term 1 topic

Term 2 topic

Term 3 topic

7

It’s your planet

Maps & mapping

Rivers

Weather & Climate

Global warming

Africa

8

Horn of Africa

Urbanisation

Earning a living

Coasts

Glaciers, rocks & soil

Population

9

Restless Planet

Development

Earth’s resources

Russia

Asia & China

Middle East

Keystage 4

Brief overview; examination board, syllabus, assessment criteria, homework

Exam Board: AQA

Syllabus: A

Assessment:

Paper 1: Living with the physical environment 1hr 30 - 35%

Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment 1hr 30 – 35%

Paper 3: Geographical applications 1hr 15 – 30%

Year

Term 1 topic

Term 2 topic

Term 3 topic

10

River Landscapes

Glacial Landscapes

Resource Management

Natural Hazards

Urban Issues

Geographical Applications

11

Hot Deserts

Tropical Rainforests

Fieldwork

Economic World

Climate change

Extreme weather

Specification:

 

Student at a glance:

 

Additional information:

Extra-curricular activities

Revision guides:

CGP recommended and available from department

Textbooks are made by Oxford University Press

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