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Geography

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Our Geography curriculum aims to provide an experience of geography that inspires students to become curious about the world they live in.  It provides opportunities to develop an understanding of the connection between physical, human and environmental geography, both locally and globally.  Our curriculum aims to encourage a desire to find out about different countries and cultures and to appreciate the diversity in them.  We aim to enable students to develop geographical questions and develop the skills to discover the answers independently.

At KS4, students further develop their knowledge and understanding of geography with the Eduqas spec b specification.

KS3 Geography

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Term 1 Geography issue HS2 Hot deserts Plate tectonics
Finding my way with geography skills. Dangerous Earth
Term 2 Finding my way with geography skills. Cold Environments (Antarctica) Dangerous Earth
Weather and climate
Term 3 Weather and climate Cold Environments (Glaciation) Going Global
Rainforest challenges – deforestation Changing Landscapes- rivers and flooding
Term 4 Rainforest challenges – deforestation Changing Landscapes- rivers and flooding Population
Term 5 Exploring Africa Development Coastal Environments
Term 6 Economic Activities Major Places Changing China

KS4 Curriculum plan Eduqas spec b

Units are placed to make connections between themes, processes and theories, therefore ensuring a streamlined progression through the syllabus.  The syllabus enables a variety of themes to be covered to gain a better understanding of the world we live in.

Year 10

Year 10 2021- 2022
Term 1 and 2 Weather and climate
How ecosystems function
Ecosystems under threat
Term 3 and 4 Desertification
Water resources and management
A global perspective on development issues
Term 5 and 6 Leisure
Shaping the landscape – rivers and river management

Year 11

Year 11 2021-2022
Term 1 and 2 Urban and rural processes and change in the UK with leisure
Fieldwork
Climate change
Term 3 and 4 Urbanisation in contrasting global cities
Shaping the landscape – coasts and coastal management

Pupils are continually assessed in geography through teacher led questions, plug the gap starters and true and false statements, to name a few. Feedback is given by staff, self and peer assessment where pupils can reflect on their work and develop areas for improvement. Formal assessments are completed at the end of a topic or key area. At KS3 these mainly follow the format of questions from each unit covered and an extended question which assess pupil’s knowledge, understanding and skills. A baseline assessment is used at the start of year 7 to identify pupils strengths and areas for development.

KS4 assessments are based on past and sample exam papers which endeavour to cover several topics, allowing students to gain a clearer picture of the final exam. Practice questions are also used throughout units to consolidate and refine knowledge and understanding.