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Geography

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Introduction

The Geography Department is passionate about teaching engaging, relevant and thought evoking lessons. We maintain a fundamental interest in Geography itself and strive to ensure that topics covered are all encompassing. We believe that our passion makes a real difference in the way we teach the subject. We look to discuss different ideas and introduce innovative and creative thinking into lesson planning wherever possible.

 

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KS3 Geography

Year 7

  • Birmingham with opportunity for fieldwork
  • Natural Hazards
  • Biomes
  • Fantastic Places

Revision cards given at the start of every topic.

Assessments include a range of smaller answer, multiple choice, maths skills and map skills and longer essay style questions. Assessments are closely linked to the style of GCSE.

 Year 8

  • Weather and Climate
  • Conflict
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • South America
  • Food security
  • Opportunity for field work throughout

 

Revision cards given at the start of every topic.

Assessments include a range of smaller answer, multiple choice, maths skills and map skills and longer essay style questions. Assessments are closely linked to the style of GCSE.

 Year 9

Cover a selection of KS4 modules:

  • Natural Hazards- tectonics, weather hazards, climate change
  • Living world- ecosystems, hot deserts and tropical rainforests
  • UK physical landscapes- coasts and rivers.
  • Urban futures- urbanisations, Rio, Brazil, Birmingham
  • Changing economic world- global development, UK economies, Brazil.
  • Resource management- energy. water and food security

Revision cards given at the start of every topic.

Assessments include a range of smaller answer, multiple choice, maths skills and map skills and longer essay style questions. Assessments are closely linked to the style of GCSE. 

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KS4 GCSE Geography

 

GCSE Geography  

Exam board

AQA

Course code

8035

Examined by

3 Exam papers: Living with the physical environment, Challenges in the human environment and Geographical applications.

Key topics taught

Natural hazards and climate change

The living world (rainforests and deserts)

Physical landscapes of the UK (rivers and coasts)

Urban issues and challenges (Birmingham and Brazil)

Changing economic world (global economy)

The challenge of resources management   (food, energy and water security)

Geographical skills and fieldwork

Paper 1 (88 marks – 1 hour 30 minute exam)

Topics

1a- Natural Hazards- tectonics, weather hazards, climate change

1b- Living world- ecosystems, hot deserts and tropical rainforests

1c- UK physical landscapes- coasts and rivers.

Paper 2 (88 marks 1 hour 30 minutes)

Topics

2a- Urban futures- urbanisations, Rio, Brazil, Birmingham

2b- Changing economic world- global development, UK economies, Brazil.

2c- Resource management- energy. water and food security.

Paper 3 (75 marks – 1 hour 15 minutes)

Topics

3a- pre seen material

3b- Field work based on a field trip to be taken end of year 10

Assessment cycles include a knowledge checks, longer written assessments and maths and map skills. Cumulative assessments are spread out across the year.

Revision materials are provided- a revision guide with accompanying homework book and revision cards.

 The topics are taught across year 9- year 11 to ensure that themes, skills and case study knowledge are embedded.

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 Support 

  • Revision club for year 10 and 11s.
  • Intervention club for ks3 for work catch up

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