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Geography. Welcome to the Geography Department. Curriculum Information 2018 - 2019. The Team: Mrs Hawkswell. Teacher of Geography. Ms Eeles. Teacher ...

Geography Welcome to the Geography Department Curriculum Information 2018 - 2019 The Team: Mrs Hawkswell

Teacher of Geography

Ms Eeles

Teacher of Geography

Mr Clayton

Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Geography

Mr Williams

Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Geography

Introduction to the Department: The Geography department at Woolmer Hill aims for pupils to acquire and develop;  

Knowledge of the world’s major countries and their physical and human features An increasingly firm understanding of how geographical processes interact to create human and physical landscapes that change over time Greater confidence in using geographical knowledge, approaches and concepts and geographical skills in analysing and interpreting different data sources Locational knowledge and spatial and environmental understanding.

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At KS3 pupils will receive 4 lessons over a two-week cycle. Geography is a popular option subject at KS4. We aim to deliver excellent Geography learning within and beyond the classroom. School trips and visits are an area the department aims to develop at both key stages.

1st half 1st half 2nd half 1st half 2nd half 2nd half

Summer

Spring

Autumn

Key Stage 3 curriculum map: Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Geography of the UK

Tropical rainforests

Development

Tectonic hazards

Population Pressures

Risky world

Changing world Alternative energy supplies

Weather and climate River processes in UK and River flooding

Climatic Hazards

Local ecosystems

Urban issues and challenges

Coastal processes in UK

Geographical Skills

Water

Hot deserts

Key Stage 4 Information: Year 10 and 11 Examination Board AQA

Specification

GCSE Geography Natural hazards The living world

Course content

Physical landscape in the UK Urban issues and management The changing economic world The challenge of resource management Geographical application and skills

To develop an understanding of;  The dynamic nature of physical processes and systems, and human interaction with them in a variety of places and at a range of scales 

Course objectives 



The tectonic, geomorphological, biological and meteorological processes and features in different environments, and the need for management strategies governed by sustainability and consideration of the direct and indirect effects of human interaction with the Earth and the atmosphere. Human processes, systems and outcomes in a variety of places and at a range of scales and including places in various states of development, such as higher income countries (HICs), lower income countries (LICs) and newly emerging economies (NEEs) The factors that produce a diverse variety of human environments; the dynamic nature of these environments that change over time and place; the need for sustainable management; and the areas of current and future challenge and opportunity for these environments.

Pupils will also develop the ability to use a range of map skills and data presentation and interpretation skills and the ability to think critically, draw conclusions and evaluate the reliability of data Paper 1: Living with the physical environment written paper worth 35% Assessment Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment written paper worth 35% Paper 3: Geographical applications written paper worth 30%

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