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Geography

Without Geography you’re nowhere!

Geography today is exploring and explaining the world we live in, by looking at the relationship between people and the environment.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, pupils follow differentiated schemes of work that covers the following topic areas:

Map skills, urbanisation, volcanoes, weather, rainforest ecosystems, coasts, rivers, crime, population, economic activity, conflict and development and climate change.

Key Stage 4

We study the EDEXCEL GCSE Geography A course (1GA0).  Further information can be found at;

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-a-2016.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

Content comprises the following elements:

Paper 1: The Physical Environment (*Paper 1 code: 1GA0/01)

Topic 1: Ecosystems, biodiversity and management
Topic 2: Weather hazards and climate change
Topic 3: The changing landscapes of the UK -
3A: Coastal landscapes and processes, 3B: River landscapes and processes.

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minute, 37.5% of the qualification, 94 marks

Paper 2: The Human Environment (*Paper 2 code: 1GA0/02)

Topic 4: Changing cities
Topic 5: Global development
Topic 6: Resource management – 6A: Energy resource management

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minute, 37.5% of the qualification, 94 marks

Paper 3: Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK Challenges (*Paper 3 code: 1GA0/03)

Topic 7: Geographical investigations − fieldwork
Topic 8: Geographical investigations − UK challenges

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minute, 25% of the qualification, 64 marks

Enrichment

Within the geography department, we are keen to promote an enjoyment and excitement in geography. Enrichment include:

Afterschool revision nights for KS4, homework drop-in for KS3&4, Year 7 – 11 fieldwork activities

Head of Department

Mrs S Cheshire