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Geography

Curriculum Area: Geography

Curriculum Leader: Mrs A Wood

Year 7 | Year 8 | Year 9 | Year 10 | Year 11 | Year 12 | Year 13

Year 7

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Assessment: Students will complete an assessed homework and an assessment piece of class work per topic.

Year 8

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Assessment: Students will complete an assessed homework and an assessment piece of class work per topic.

Year 9

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Assessment: Students will complete an assessed homework and an assessment piece of class work per topic.

Pupils studying GCSE Geography follow the Edexcel Geography A specification.This comprises 3 external examinations (4 topics per unit) and one piece of Controlled Assessment. 

Unit One - Geographical Skills and Challenges

Unit Two - The Natural Environment

Unit Three - The Human Environment

All 3 examinations are taken at the end of Year 11 however Controlled Assessment is undertaken during term 3 of Year 10.

Year 10

Term One:

A Tourist’s World

Population Change

Settlement Change

Term Two:

Economic Change

Introduction to Fieldwork and Controlled Assessment Procedure

Term Three:

Controlled Assessment based on either a piece of fieldwork related to a Tourist’s World or River Landscapes.

Year 11:

Term One:

River Landscapes

Wasteful World

Tectonic Landscapes

Term Two:

Coastal Landscapes

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Geographical Skills

Term Three:

Geographical Skills

External Exams in Unit 1, 2 and 3.

Year 12 and 13:

AS and A2 Level Geography follow the AQA specification. At AS Level 4 topics are completed for the Physical and Human Geography Examination and an element of Fieldwork is conducted and examined during the Geographical Skills paper, along with various mathematical and cartographic skills.

Year 13 study 3 topics for their Contemporary Geographical Issues Examination and also conduct an analysis of pre released material for their Geographical Issue Evaluation Examination.

Three specialist teachers teach the course and pupils will have 2 lessons per week per teacher and topics are therefore taught simultaneously.

Year 12:

Physical and Human Geography Examination:

Core Module – Rivers, Floods and Management

Core Module – Population Change

Hot Desert Environments and their Margins

Health Issues

Geographical Skills:

Various mathematical and cartographic skills related to Rivers, Floods and Management or Population Change

Fieldwork

Year 13:

Contemporary Geographical Issues:

Ecosystems: Change and Challenge

World Cities

Development and Globalisation

Geographical Issue Evaluation:

Based on pre released material which is received approximately 8 weeks before the examination (April)

Exam practice and strengthening exam technique are integral parts of Geography lessons at all Key Stages.