Geography

Year 7

Year 7 Geography aims to develop knowledge and skills in the subject as well as developing personal, learning and thinking skills of students.

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 – Geography of Place and Map Skills
  • Term 2 – Geography of the World – Focus on Africa
  • Term 3 – Geography of the World – Focus on the Middle East
  • Term 4 - Geography of the World – Focus on Russia
  • Term 5 – Geography of the World – Focus on Asia: China
  • Term 6 – Geography of the World – Focus on Asia: India

 

Year 8

Students in Year 8 continue their studies of Geography developing knowledge and skills gained in Year 7. Topics studied cover both Physical and Human Geography topics which will support them in widening their knowledge of geographical concepts and processes.

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 – Geography of the World – Asia: China
  • Term 2 – Population Explosion
  • Term 3 – Rocks, Weathering and Soil
  • Term 4 – Changing Urban and Rural Environments
  • Term 5 – Geography of the World – Focus on Asia: India
  • Term 6 – Water resources

 

Year 9

The study of Geography continues into Year 9 where students will study a range of Physical and Human Geography topics deepening their knowledge of physical and human geography concepts and processes in the world in which we live. This year will form a solid foundation on which to continue their studies in Geography if they decide to continue their learning of the subject into Key Stage 4.

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 – Human Geography theme: Weather and Climate
  • Term 2 – Geography of Work and Employment
  • Term 3 – Physical Geography theme: Geology
  • Term 4 – Human Geography theme: International development
  • Term 5 – Challenges of Climate Change
  • Term 6 – Local Geographical fieldwork investigation


Year 10

Students deciding to continue their studies of Geography into Key Stage 4 begin the GCSE course. The study of geographical concepts and processes focuses on both Physical and Human geography.  Fieldwork investigations will be undertaken during the year to develop fieldwork skills and put into practice when has been learnt in the classroom.

Qualification: AQA GCSE Geography (2016 Specification)

Scheme of Work Summary:   

  • Term 1 – Coastal Landscapes
  • Term 2 – Changing Economic World
  • Term 3 – Fluvial Landscapes
  • Term 4 – Challenge of resource management
  • Term 5 – Tropical Rainforest
  • Term 6 – Hot Desert

 

Year 11

Revision and exam techniques form the basis of lesson learning; developing knowledge and understanding of physical and human geography concepts through the integration of case study examples.

Qualification: AQA GCSE Geography A

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 – The Restless Earth/Tourism  
  • Term 2 – The Coastal Zone / Population Change
  • Term 3 – Living World / Changing Urban Environments
  • Term 4 – Revision: Physical and Human Geography
  • Term 5 – Revision and exam techniques for final examinations

 

At the end of Year 11, students will be assessed through two 1 hour 30 minute examinations; Unit 1: Physical Geography and Unit 2: Human Geography.

Students will also be assessed on the completion of a Controlled Assessment – Local Fieldwork Investigation worth 25% of the overall qualification.

Useful Websites - Geography

 

 

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Malling Road, Snodland, Kent ME6 5HS
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