Geography

Year 7

Geography in Year 7 aims to develop the foundation knowledge and skills required to support students through a 5-year curriculum into the 9-1 GCSE Geography qualification at the end of Year 11.  As well as developing fundamental knowledge and skills, Geography in Year 7 develops the personal, learning and thinking skills of students.

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 – Geographical Skills
  • Term 2 – Geography of the World – Focus on Africa
  • Term 3 – Natural Hazards - Tectonics
  • Term 4 – Weather and Climate
  • Term 5 – Geography of the World – Focus on Asia: China
  • Term 6 – Fantastic Rainforests

 

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 – Geology
  • Term 2 – Population Explosion
  • Term 3 – Weather Hazards
  • Term 4 – Coasts
  • Term 5 – Urban Issues
  • Term 6 – Country Study – Focus on India

 

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 – Rivers
  • Term 2 – Development
  • Term 3 – Hot Environments
  • Term 4 – Food and Energy Resources
  • Term 5 – Cold Environments
  • Term 6 – Water Resources


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.  A fieldwork investigation will be undertaken during the year to develop fieldwork skills and put into practice when has been learnt in the classroom.

Qualification: AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography

Scheme of Work Summary:   

  • Term 1 –Tectonic Hazards
  • Term 2 – Weather Hazards
  • Term 3 – Urban Issues and Challenges including fieldwork investigation
  • Term 4 – Coasts
  • Term 5 – The Living World: Tropical Rainforest Biome
  • Term 6 – The Living World: Hot Desert Biome

 

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. A fieldwork investigation will be undertaken during the year to develop fieldwork skills and put into practice when has been learnt in the classroom.

Qualification: AQA GCSE 9-1 Geography

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 – Fluvial Landscapes: Rivers including fieldwork investigation  
  • Term 2 – Resources Management – Water Management Option
  • Term 3 – The Changing Economic World
  • 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 in examinations.

Paper

Topics

Length

% of overall qualification

1

Living with the physical environment

1 hour

30 minutes

35

2

Challenges in the human environment

1 hour

30 minutes

35

3

Geographical applications and skills

1 hour

15 minutes

30

 

Paper 1

Living with the Physical Environment

Natural Hazards – Tectonic Hazards and Weather Hazards including Climate Change

The Living World – Tropical Rainforests and Hot Deserts

UK Physical Landscapes – Coasts and Rivers 

Paper 2

Challenges in the Human Environment

Urban issues and challenges

The changing Economic World

The Challenge of Resource Management – Water Management

Paper 3

Geographical applications and skills

A resource booklet will be available twelve weeks before the date of the exam so that students have the opportunity to work through the resources.

 

Students need to undertake two geographical enquiries, each of which must include the use of primary data, collected as part of a fieldwork exercise, and this will be assessed within Paper 3.

 

 

Useful Websites - Geography

 

The Holmesdale School
The Holmesdale School
Malling Road, Snodland, Kent ME6 5HS
Tel: 01634 240416 Fax: 01634 244041
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