All pupils will study Geography throughout Years 7 and 8 and into Year 9, at which stage they will have the option to continue to GCSE.
The course aims to consolidate and extend pupils’ knowledge of the world’s major countries and their physical and human features.
They will understand how geographical processes interact to create distinctive human and physical landscapes that change over time. In doing so, they will become aware of increasingly complex geographical systems in the world around them.
They will develop greater competence in using geographical knowledge, approaches and concepts [such as models and theories] and geographical skills in analysing and interpreting different data sources. In this way pupils will continue to enrich their locational knowledge and spatial and environmental understanding.
At GCSE students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the world in which we live. Teaching will provide students with a variety of skills such as map reading, problem solving, enquiry skills and becoming an independent learner.
As well as classroom based learning, students will have the opportunity to undertake field studies off-site. They will also be expected to complete a controlled assessment accounting for 25% of the total marks. Preparation for this will be in the students’ own time.
Over the key stage, pupils will typically follow three main areas of study
The GCSE Geography course will builds on the topics and skill learnt during years 7-9.
The course will focus on Physical and Human Geography.
Physical Geography looks at aspects of the world around us, including rivers, coasts,
volcanoes and earthquakes.
Human Geography looks at people and how they live in and change the environment. This
includes urban environments, population and tourism.
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