Curriculum Plan – Geography

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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

 

 Additional Information for Year 9, 10 & 11 Students – GCSE Courses

Geography

Exam Board

Course
Code & Web Link

Suggested Resources

Exam Year 2018

WJEC Educas

601/8153/9

http://www.eduqas.co.uk

Hints & Tips

Exam Year 2019

WJEC Educas

601/8153/9

http://www.eduqas.co.uk

Course text book: ‘WJEC EDUCAS GCSE (9-1) Geography B’ by Alan Brown, Val Davis, Bob Digby and Andy Leeder ISBN: 978-1-4718-5787-4

Hodder Dynamic Learning:

https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/dynamic-learning

(Ask the teacher for a password to give you access to the online textbook)

BBC Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/

Ace geography (Only some of the topics apply) http://www.acegeography.com/wjec-b-and-yr11-revision.html

Hints & Tips

Work hard. Students need to complete classwork to the best of their ability, write in detail and ask for help if they don’t understand.

Practice answering examination questions. You can get past papers from the exam board website or your child’s teacher. We encourage students to look at the mark scheme so they know whether they are completing the questions correctly.

Parents can improve pupils learning by testing them on key words or key facts. This helps to build long term memory.

Revise on a regular basis.

Learn the definitions for the command words and learn how to respond to them

  • Describe
  • Explain
  • Evaluate
  • Select
  • Adapt
  • Interpret
  • Distribution
  • Justify

Encourage your child to go to revision sessions that are provided by the Geography department.

Get notes organised. Label worksheets. Respond to feedback from the teacher in green pen.

Hand in homework on time. Ensure that homework completed is of high quality.

Learn geographical key words. There is a glossary at the back of the text books.

Keep informed about current affairs. Watch the news. There is something geographical happening every day!

Follow the Geography twitter account for updates and exam tips. #FLHSGeography

Invest in a revision guide. It can help, but revising from your book is best!

Exam Year 2020

WJEC Educas

601/8153/9

http://www.eduqas.co.uk

Course text book: ‘WJEC EDUCAS GCSE (9-1) Geography B’ by Alan Brown, Val Davis, Bob Digby and Andy Leeder ISBN: 978-1-4718-5787-4

Hodder Dynamic Learning:

https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/dynamic-learning

(Ask the teacher for a password to give you access to the online textbook)

BBC Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/

Ace geography (Only some of the topics apply) http://www.acegeography.com/wjec-b-and-yr11-revision.html

Hints & Tips

Work hard. Students need to complete classwork to the best of their ability, write in detail and ask for help if they don’t understand.

Practice answering examination questions. You can get past papers from the exam board website or your child’s teacher. We encourage students to look at the mark scheme so they know whether they are completing the questions correctly.

Parents can improve pupils learning by testing them on key words or key facts. This helps to build long term memory.

Revise on a regular basis.

Learn the definitions for the command words and learn how to respond to them

  • Describe
  • Explain
  • Evaluate
  • Select
  • Adapt
  • Interpret
  • Distribution
  • Justify

Encourage your child to go to revision sessions that are provided by the Geography department.

Get notes organised. Label worksheets. Respond to feedback from the teacher in green pen.

Hand in homework on time. Ensure that homework completed is of high quality.

Learn geographical key words. There is a glossary at the back of the text books.

Keep informed about current affairs. Watch the news. There is something geographical happening every day!

Follow the Geography twitter account for updates and exam tips. #FLHSGeography

Invest in a revision guide. It can help, but revising from your book is best!