This exciting course is based on a balanced framework of physical and human geography. It allows students to investigate the link between the two themes, and approach and examine the battles between the man-made and natural worlds.
|Paper 1: Living with the physical environment|
3.1.1 The challenge of natural hazards, 3.1.2 The living world, 3.1.3 Physical landscapes in the UK, 3.4 Geographical skills
|How is it assessed?
· Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
· 88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology (SPaG))
· 35% of GCSE
|Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment|
|Paper 3: Geographical Applications|
3.3.1 Issue evaluation, 3.3.2 Fieldwork, 3.4 Geographical skills
How is it assessed?
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
76 marks (including 6 marks for SPaG)
30% of GCSE
The Earth is our home. Geography is the study of the natural and human elements of this home, and the challenges these interrelationships bring. By studying geography, students develop a sense of place, an ability to question the world they live in, and become better global citizens.
Year 7 Geography Curriculum
- Maps skills – develop an understanding of our connections with places at different scales and skills to study OS Maps.
- Exploring Britain – investigate the human and physical landscape of Great Britain.
- Water on the Land – find out how river landforms are created and the effects of flooding.
- Weather & Climate – explore the cause of the Great British weather and climate.
- Africa – challenge perceptions of this large continent.
- The Horn of Africa – a regional study of the human and physical landscape that is very different to our own.
Year 8 Geography Curriculum
- Coasts – find out how coastal landforms are created and how we should protect our coastline.
- Population Challenges – investigate how populations change and the issues these changes bring.
- Ice World – discover how the glaciers of the Ice Age have shaped our lands and the effects of tourism on such landscapes.
- Urban Challenges – explore the problems caused by urban worlds and how they can become more sustainable.
- Globalisation – analyse the impact of our global community.
- China – study the country that has emerged as an economic giant of the modern world.
Year 9 Geography Curriculum
- Geology & Natural Resources – explore the rocks that make up our planet and the pressure that our global population puts on the natural resources.
- Development Gap – investigate why some countries are richer than others.
- Restless Planet – find out how tectonic hazards happen and their effects.
- The Middle East – a regional study of the natural features as well as how people cope living in such an extreme environment.
- Climate Change – discover the biggest challenge faced by people today and tomorrow and how we can live in a more sustainable world.
- Russia – a study of the largest country in the world.