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A Sustainable Future. • Geographical investigation. • Living World (ecosystems). • Tropical Rainforests. • Cold Environments. Year 9 Geography ...

Welcome to the Geography Faculty Miss Pellett Head of Geography

Year 9 Geography What topics will you study? •

The Work of Water and Ice

A Sustainable Future

Geographical investigation

Living World (ecosystems)

Tropical Rainforests

Cold Environments

Topic 1: The Work of Water and Ice

Topic 2 : A Sustainable Future

Topic 3 : Geographical investigation

Topic 4: Living World (ecosystems)

Topic 4a: Tropical Rainforests

Topic 4b: Cold Environments

How will you be assessed in Year 9? • Assessment will take place throughout the year and will be a mix of short answer questions, more extended writing and a project.

• The questions will be GCSE style to prepare you for the following year. Your geographical investigation will also be assessed. • There end of year exam will assess all of topics 1-3. If you think you might choose GCSE Geography, it is strongly recommended you study Geography in year 9. The content and skills taught in year 9 will prepare students for the GCSE course.

Why study Geography? • Geography is a relevant subject. It teaches you about the world around you and the current issues which the planet faces. • Geography is a strong skills based subject including literacy, numeracy, team work, questioning skills, essay writing and fieldwork. • It will help prepare you for GCSE subjects. • Geography is one of the most popular subjects in year 9 with 150 students. GCSE Geography is also very popular with 134 students in year 10 and 142 in year 11. • Because you ENJOY it and are prepared to work hard!

GCSE Geography Physical Geography (Paper 1) • Natural Hazards • Living World • Physical landscapes in the UK (Coasts and Glaciation) Human Geography (Paper 2) • Urban Issues and Challenges • The Changing Economic World • The challenge of Resource Management (energy) Geographical Skills • Human and Physical Fieldwork • Issue Evaluation

GCSE Assessment Paper 1

1 hr 30 min


Paper 2

1 hr 30 min


Paper 3

1 hr 15 min


GCSE Geography Results in 2017: There were 120 candidates • 45% achieved a A* or A • 68% achieved an A* - B • 85% achieved an A*-C

Results in 2018: There were 124 candidates • 26% achieved grade 8 or above • 50% achieved grade 7 or above • 70% achieved grade 6 or above • 83% achieved grade 5 or above

Choose Geography!

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