GEOGRAPHY

Where can we take you today (and tomorrow)?

 

Geography is the world subject. It helps us make sense of the world. Geography gives you powerful knowledge of the world. It even helps you understand some of the other subjects that you are studying too.

Geography starts with you, and extends to the furthest parts of the Earth. Geography takes you to places, and helps you to understand them and how they are connected.

Geography is current and topical. Where else would you expect to discuss the impact of a changing climate, the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, restrictions on family size in China, flooding in Pakistan, crime patterns in central London and the importance of choosing what to buy in a supermarket?

Key Stage 3

Geography Skills

• Working with others
• Map reading
• Research
• Independent study
• Presentation work
• Geographical enquiry

 

How are Pupils Taught?

  • Group tasks
  • Independent work
  • Pupil booklets
  • Thinking skills tasks

Homework

A variety of methods are used such as homework booklets, individual research tasks and questioning.

Year 7

Units

Assessment

Discover Something New Skills Challenge
Wales and the UK Map work on Wales
Incredible Journeys Rainforest story
Celebrations National Park debate

Year 8

Units

Assessment

Atlas Skills Latitude & Longitude
People on the Planet Edith Gardens project
People as consumers Housing presentation
Edge of the Land Ogmore follow-up

Year 9

Units

Assessment

Hazardous World Newspaper article
How Developed? Italy v. China comparison
Mapwork exercises Maps
Topical project, e.g. Olympics London Olympics 2012

Key Stage 4

GCSE WJEC - Core themes

Unit 1- Changing Physical and Human Landscapes (40%) Unit 2- Environmental and Development issues (40%)
Core 1. Distinctive landscapes, rivers and coasts Core 5. Weather, climate and ecosystems
Core 2. Rural-Urban links Italy v. China comparison
Mapwork exercises Core 6. Development and resource issues
Option 3. Tectonics Option 7. Social Development issues
Unit 3- Fieldwork enquiry (20%)

Students are expected to undertake two fieldwork enquiries, each in a contrasting environment:
In one environment the focus will be on methodology.

In the second fieldwork experience, the focus will be on geography’s conceptual framework, for example commuter flows to and from a local urban area.