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Faculty Introduction:

“Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students’ global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.”

The department aims to provide a stimulating and rewarding geographical experience for all, and helps students become thoughtful geographers and independent thinkers. We see our key objectives as:

  1. To help students to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
  2. To introduce students to geographical enquiry and develop problem-solving and investigative skills.
  3. To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and other countries and the relationships between them which will help them to develop their own informed opinions and attitudes.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

  • What is Geography?
  • Geographical Skills including maps and atlases
  • Our Island Home
  • Water on the Land
  • Weather and Climate
  • Field work skills – includes school based field work and an external field trip (subject to change)

In all our Geography courses there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork and skills, both close to home and further afield. We feel that fieldwork opportunities are an essential part of a student’s geographical education.

Assessment:

Students will be assessed through three main assessments throughout the year, with smaller, informal tests during each term.

Homework:

Homework is set every other week and students are usually given one week to complete it. It is marked in agreement with the school’s feedback policy.

In addition, some of the topic areas provide opportunities for longer homework projects to be set and often involves making models or completing practical activities over the space of the half term.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

The Year 7 fieldtrip is currently to a local rural area, although this is subject to change.


Faculty Introduction:

“Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students’ global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.”

The department aims to provide a stimulating and rewarding geographical experience for all, and helps students become thoughtful geographers and independent thinkers. We see our key objectives as:

  1. To help students to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
  2. To introduce students to geographical enquiry and develop problem-solving and investigative skills.
  3. To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and other countries and the relationships between them which will help them to develop their own informed opinions and attitudes.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

  • Population
  • Climate Change
  • Coasts
  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Glaciation

In all our Geography courses there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork, both close to home and further afield. We feel that fieldwork opportunities are an essential part of a student’s geographical education.

Assessment:

Students will be assessed through three main assessments throughout the year, with smaller, informal tests during each term.

Homework:

Homework is set every other week and students are usually given one week to complete it. It is marked in agreement with the school’s feedback policy.

In addition, some of the topic areas provide opportunities for longer homework projects to be set and often involves making models or completing practical activities over the space of the half term.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

The Year 8 fieldtrip is currently to the coast, although this is subject to change.


Faculty Introduction:

“Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students’ global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.”

The department aims to provide a stimulating and rewarding geographical experience for all, and helps students become thoughtful geographers and independent thinkers. We see our key objectives as:

  1. To help students to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
  2. To introduce students to geographical enquiry and develop problem-solving and investigative skills.
  3. To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and other countries and the relationships between them which will help them to develop their own informed opinions and attitudes.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

Topics / Modules to be covered:

  • Our Rumbling Planet
  • Ecosystems and Biomes
  • Water and Desertification
  • Pass on Plastic
  • Cities
  • Tourism at Ironbridge

In all our Geography courses there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork, both close to home and further afield. We feel that fieldwork opportunities are an essential part of a student’s geographical education.

Assessment:

Students will be assessed through three main assessments throughout the year, with smaller, informal tests during each term.

Homework:

Homework is set every other week and students are usually given one week to complete it. It is marked in agreement with the school’s feedback policy.

In addition, some of the topic areas provide opportunities for longer homework projects to be set and often involves making models or completing practical activities over the space of the half term.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

The Year 9 fieldtrip is currently to Ironbridge, although this is subject to change.


Faculty Introduction:

“Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students’ global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.”

The department aims to provide a stimulating and rewarding geographical experience for all, and helps students become thoughtful geographers and independent thinkers. We see our key objectives as:

  1. To help students to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
  2. To introduce students to geographical enquiry and develop problem-solving and investigative skills.
  3. To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and other countries and the relationships between them which will help them to develop their own informed opinions and attitudes.

Geography is a flexible subject about the real world outside the classroom. It integrates many other subject areas such as Biology, Sociology, Economics, History, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Information Technology. Geography assists the development of many job relevant skills and it is also a "living" subject happening everywhere, and a successful medium for investigating the past, present and future. Geography can lead to a wide and varied number of careers and broaden your understanding of the world, its environments and its peoples.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

How will I be taught?

Students are taught in mixed ability groups. They receive 5 lessons over two weeks. Homework is set up to twice a week from a variety of tasks including research, extended writing and geographical skills.

What will I study?

At GCSE students follow the Eduqas B Specification. The course consists of the following units:

    Theme 1: Changing places, changing economies

    • This unit covers inequalities in urban areas, changes to the urban environment, the interaction between urban and rural areas and global development.

    Theme 2: Changing Environments

    • This unit covers rivers, weather and climate, coasts and the global issue of climate change.

    Theme 3: Environmental Challenges

    • This unit covers ecosystems, water resources and desertification.

In all our Geography courses there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork, both close to home and further afield. We feel that fieldwork opportunities are an essential part of a student’s geographical education.

Assessment:

  • Paper 1: Investigating Geographical Issues (1 hour 45 minutes).
  • Paper 2: Problem Solving Geography (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Paper 3: Applied fieldwork enquiry (1 hour 30 minutes)

Homework:

Homework is set once a week and it is marked in agreement with the school’s feedback policy. It will often involve completion of past exam questions and papers. In addition, throughout both years, but particularly in Year 11, students will be given specific revision tasks.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

Students are required to attend two field trips as an essential part of the course, in particular to their Component 3 exam. We organise a human geography and physical geography field work trip, which usually take place in the summer term of year 10. The trips are subject to change as the focus is set by the exam board every year, however, most recently we have visited Carding Mill Valley in Shropshire and Birmingham City Centre.


Faculty Introduction:

“Geography challenges, stimulates and widens students’ global understanding and perceptions of people and environmental relationships.”

The department aims to provide a stimulating and rewarding geographical experience for all, and helps students become thoughtful geographers and independent thinkers. We see our key objectives as:

  1. To help students to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
  2. To introduce students to geographical enquiry and develop problem-solving and investigative skills.
  3. To help students develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and other countries and the relationships between them which will help them to develop their own informed opinions and attitudes.

Geography is a flexible subject about the real world outside the classroom. It integrates many other subject areas such as Biology, Sociology, Economics, History, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Information Technology. Geography assists the development of many job relevant skills and it is also a "living" subject happening everywhere, and a successful medium for investigating the past, present and future. Geography can lead to a wide and varied number of careers and broaden your understanding of the world, its environments and its peoples.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

At AS and A2, students follow the AQA Specification, which builds on previous experience but also has a progressive and contemporary edge that builds students’ knowledge and understanding whilst also providing them with essential skills regardless of their future pathways.

The course consists of the following units:

AS / Year 12

Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography

  • Rivers, floods and management
  • Coastal environments
  • Global population change
  • Food Supply Issues

Unit 2: Applied Geography

  • Basic, investigative, ICT, graphical, cartographical and statistical skills Research skills

A2 / Year 13

  • Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues
  • Unit 4a: Geography Fieldwork Investigation

In all our Geography courses there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork, both close to home and further afield. We feel that fieldwork opportunities are an essential part of a student’s geographical education.

Assessment:

AS

  • Geog 1: Physical and human Geography (2 hour exam)
  • Geog 2: Geographical skills (1 hour exam)

A2

  • Geog 3: Contemporary geographical issues (2 hours 30 min exam)
  • Geog 4A: Geographical fieldwork investigation (1 hour 30 min exam)

Homework:

Homework is set once a week and it is marked in agreement with the school’s feedback policy. It will often involve completion of past exam questions and papers. In addition, revision tasks will also be set.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

The fieldtrips are subject to change each year as it is dependent on the exam board’s controlled assessment titles; however, past visits have included the River Ashes Hollow in Shropshire and Holme Dunes on the North Norfolk coast.


GCSE Geography exam

This page has been put together to give you an electronic link to all the Case Studies you will need for your GCSE Geography exam at the end of Year 11.


Last updated: 27 Aug 2019