Welcome to the Geography Department
The purpose of the Geography curriculum is to inspire a love of learning about the world; equipping pupils with knowledge about natural and human environments, and to develop an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Pupils will develop Geographical skills in; collecting and analysing data, communicating information and interpretation of a range of sources including; maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This will enable pupils to explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Year 7 Geography
My Geography Passport
-A transition unit which allows pupils to demonstrate their Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills and develop their interpretation and use of Geographical information, such as maps and aerial photographs.
-A study of the key physical and human characteristics of China.
-A study of the Earth’s major biomes.
The Middle East
-A study of the key physical and human characteristics of The Middle East
-Water for all
Pupil’s will complete a field study to complement their studies in the classroom.
Year 8 Geography
-A study of risk, plate tectonics and natural hazards such as; earthquakes, volcanoes and tropical storms.
Weather and Climate
-A study of weather and climate features with a field study on the School’s Microclimate.
Population and urbanisation
-A study of population change and the growth of cities.
-A study of the key physical and human characteristics of Africa.
Development and earning a living
-A study of the development of countries with an introduction to Geographical theory.
-A study of the key physical and human characteristics of Russia.
Year 9 Geography
-A study of the key features of a river drainage basin, pupils conduct a river field study at Cannock Chase.
-A study of the processes of weathering, erosion, transport and deposition.
Superpowers- Incredible India
-A study of the key physical and human characteristics of India.
-A study of the Earth’s major biomes and the interactions with human processes.
Tectonic and meteorological hazards
-A transition unit in preparation for completing the GCSE course.
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography B
Key subject aims:
This specification gives students opportunities to:
- Develop and extend their knowledge of locations, places, environments and processes, and of different scales, including global; and of social, political and cultural contexts (know geographical material)
- Gain understanding of the interactions between people and environments, change in places and processes over space and time, and the interrelationship between geographical phenomena at different scales and in different contexts (think like a geographer)
- Develop and extend their competence in a range of skills, including those used in fieldwork, in using maps, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and in researching secondary evidence, including digital sources; and develop your competence in applying sound enquiry and investigative approaches to questions and hypotheses (study like a geographer)
- Apply geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches appropriately and creatively to real-world contexts, including fieldwork, and to contemporary situations and issues, and develop well-evidenced arguments, drawing on their geographical knowledge and understanding (applying geography).
Component 1: Global Geographical Issues
Topic 1: Hazardous Earth - Topic 2: Development dynamics - Topic 3: Challenges of an urbanising world
37.5% 1 hour and 30 minutes exam
Component 2: UK Geographical Issues
Topic 4: The UK’s evolving physical landscape- including sub-topics 4A: Coastal change and conflict and 4B: River processes and pressures
Topic 5: The UK’s evolving human landscape-including a Case Study-Dynamic UK cities
Topic 6: Geographical investigations-Physical and human fieldwork.
37.5% 1 hour and 30 minutes exam
Component 3: People and Environmental Issues-Making Geographical Decisions
Topic 7: People and the Biosphere
Topic 8: Forests under threat
Topic 9: Consuming energy resources
25% 1 hour and 30 minutes exam