Curriculum Plan – Geography

Year / Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

 

Exploring the UK 

  • An introduction to aspects of geography
  • Identifying human and physical geography
  • Land use patterns
  • Deprivation in cities
  • Regeneration
  • Sustainable settlements
  • River processes
  • The impacts of flooding
  • Managing flooding

Exploring South America

  • Ecosystems
  • Rainforests
    • Location
    • Problems
    • Solutions

Sustainability

Exploring Asia

Globalisation

  • Where do our products get made?
  • Advantages of globalisation
  • Disadvantages of globalisation
  • Fairtrade

Year 8

 

Exploring Europe and the Arctic

  • Svalbard
  • Location of Svalbard
  • Human and physical features
  • Weather and climate
  • Climate change
  • The future of Svalbard

Exploring North America

  • Weather hazards
  • Hurricanes
    • Location
    • Cause
    • Preparation
    • Effects
    • Responses
  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Exploring Africa

  • Development
  • Wealth and poverty
  • Development indicators
  • Aid
  • Migration
  • Push and pull factors
  • The challenges of migration

Year 9

 

WJEC, Eduqas
GCSE Geography B

Global cities

  • Urbanisation
  • The study of one HIC and LIC investigating:
    • Population
    • Migration
    • Problems in cities
    • Solutions

Globalisation

  • The process of globalisation
  • Trade
  • Multi-national companies and trans-national companies
    • Growth
    • Positive and negative impacts
  • Fairtrade

Ecosystem

Ecosystem functions

  • Biomes
  • Semi-Arid grassland
  • Ecosystems

Ecosystems under threat

  • Human impact on ecosystems

Conservation and management

UK cities

  • Urbanisation
  • Population and migration
  • Deprivation
  • Land use patterns
  • Types of land use
  • Regeneration
  • Commuter settlements
  • Sustainable living

Retail

  • Location of retailers
  • Technology in retail
  • Death of the high street
  • Changes over time

Leisure in an urban area

  • The impact of major sporting events
  • Field trip to an urban area

Year 10

WJEC, Educas
GCSE Geography B

Fieldwork in an urban area

  • Hypothesis
  • Methods
  • Data presentation
  • Data analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Evaluation

Rivers

  • River landscapes
  • River processes
  • Fluvial erosional processes
  • Flood hydrographs
  • Flooding
  • Cause
  • Effect
  • Management

Water supply and demand

  • Supply and demand
  • Over abstraction
  • Transboundary water issues
  • Water transfer schemes

Development
issues

  • Judging the level of development
  • Development indicators
  • Strengths and weakness of development indicators
  • The development gap
  • Aid

Desertification and extreme weather

  • Drought
    • Cause (including anticyclones)
  • Effect
  • Management

Coasts

  • Coastal landscapes
  • Erosional processes
  • Geomorphological processes
  • Transportational and depositional processes
  • Impact of human activity at the coast
  • Management strategies
  • Climate change

Coastal
ecosystems in the UK

  • Sand dunes in the UK
  • Formation
  • Human impacts
  • Management
  • Field trip to a rural area

Year 11

WJEC, Educas GCSE Geography B

Fieldwork in a rural area

  • Hypothesis
  • Methods
  • Data presentation
  • Data analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Evaluation

Leisure in a rural area

  • National Parks
  • Impacts of tourism
  • Management strategies

Patterns of weather and climate

  • Global circulation of the atmosphere
  • Climate zones
  • UK climate
  • Weather systems

Extreme weather

  • Hurricanes
    • Cause
    • Effect
    • Response

Climate change

  • The greenhouse effect
  • Evidence for global warming
  • The consequences of global warming
  • Tackling climate change

Revision 

  • Exam techniques
  • Revision strategies
  • Application
  • Problem-solving skills

Exams

Component 1:

Investigating geographical issues

1 hour 45 minutes

40% of qualification

Component 2:

Problem Solving

1 hour 30 minutes

30% of qualification

Component 3:

Applied fieldwork enquiry

1 hour 30 minutes

30% of qualification