Geography

This information is relevant to Year 9 & 10 only

Geography ppt Curriculum Choices 2019

KS4 Subject Information for Parents / Students

Please see below some information about the course covered during Key Stage 4. You will also find more information about the knowledge and skills covered booklet in a hyperlink below.  During each half-term your child will have regular ‘learning checks’ to assess how well they are progressing against the expected standards. If they do not reach the expected standard in any of these checks, they should be seeking help from their teacher regarding the best possible steps. Teachers will also be sharing with students examples of how to go ‘beyond the expected standards ‘and providing additional challenge.

1. GCSE Living World

2. GCSE Resource Management

3. GCSE Physical Landscapes

4. GCSE Natural Hazards

5. GCSE Urban Issues

6. GCSE Economic Change

7. GCSE fieldwork and geographical issues

 

Subject: Geography
GCSE Exam board: AQA
Assessment structure:

Paper 1 – Living with the Physical Environment (1 hour 30 minute exam, 35% of GCSE)

Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment (1 hour 30 minute exam, 35% of GCSE)

Paper 3 – Geographical Applications: fieldwork and issues evaluation (1 hour 15 minute exam, 30% of GCSE)

 

Key assessments:

6 topics in total are taught as part of the GCSE:

Physical topics:

– Natural Hazards

– The Living World

– Physical Landscapes of the UK

Human topics:

– Urban Issues

– Changing Economic World

– Resource Management

Subject specific websites to support revision and independent learning:

(EG. YouTube channels, Twitter feeds, apps)

1.    www.coolgeography.co.uk

2.    geographyrocks.co.uk

3.    acegeography.com

4.    bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography

5.    http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography

6.    www.sln.org.uk/geography/georevision.htm

Recommended subject guides:

·       CGP GCSE Geography AQA a Specification – The Revision Guide (these are available to purchase through the department but are currently only partially relevant due to the changing specification)

·       When the new textbook and revision guides are released parents will be informed

 

Year 9

Half Term 1: The Living World: introduction to ecosystems and a study into the rainforests

Half Term 2: The Living World: A study into deserts

Half Term 3: Resource Management: The management of food, energy and water in the UK

Half Term 4: Resource Management: The management of global water supply.

Half Term 5: Physical Landscapes in the UK: Rivers

Half Term 6: Physical Landscapes in the UK: Coasts

Year 10

Half Term 1: Natural Hazards: Tectonic hazards

Half Term 2: Natural Hazards: Weather hazards and climate change

Half Term 3: Changing Urban environments: Opportunities and challenges in Rio De Janeiro

Half Term 4: Changing Urban environments: Opportunities and challenges in London

Half Term 5: Economic Change: Economic Change in Nigeria

Half Term 6: Economic Change: Economic Change in the UK

Year 11

Half Term 1: Fieldwork investigation and geographical skills for paper 3
Half Term 2: Fieldwork investigation and geographical skills for paper 3
Half Term 3: Pre-released issues evaluation for paper 3
Following this there will be in class revision prior to the exams.