Geography

Geography

The aim of the Geography curriculum is to develop a sense of place, to help students make sense of their surroundings and to gain a better appreciation and understanding of the variety of physical and human conditions on the Earth’s surface. It aims to give pupils a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected. Students will acquire knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world. They will engage in complex, geographical enquiry and develop fieldwork skills as well as other geographical aptitudes and techniques. They will also be given the opportunity to look at human geography, considering environmental issues and real modern world solutions.

Overview

Year

Term

Topic(s)

Year 7

Autumn

NA – taught in Humanities

Spring

NA – taught in Humanities

Summer

NA – taught in Humanities

Year 8

Autumn

Climate change

Hurricanes

Spring

Middle East

River landscapes and flooding

Summer

Tectonics

Asia

Development

Year 9

Autumn

Geography skills

Changing physical landscapes

Spring

River landscapes

Weather hazards and Climate change

Summer

Ecosystems, biodiversity and management

Fieldwork

Year 10

Autumn

Changing cities: London and Birmingham

Changing cities: Mumbai

Spring

Global development

India and development

Summer

Water management

Fieldwork

Year 11

Autumn

Challenges to the UK (sustainable cities)

Challenges to the UK (climate change)

Spring

Revision of fieldwork techniques and case-studies

Summer

Revision and exams

GCSE course – Geography A Edexcel (1GA0)