Geography

Why is the subject important?

Never has there been a more important time to learn about Geography. It is essential in an age of climate change and the changing political landscape that young people are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to understand the earth as the home of humankind and how the world is changing. Geography in nature is a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary subject. The subject draws upon various disciplines and therefore is a unique bridge between the human and physical worlds. The skills that are developed in Geography will allow students to analytical, articulate, knowledgeable and evaluative citizens of the world. These skills could allow students to access careers in Meteorology, Cartography, Environmental consultant, town planner, GIS analyst, teacher, lecturer. Geography, at degree level, is considered by many employers as a subject that demonstrates excellent analytical and research skills that are extremely desirable to employers.

Year 7

What will I be studying?

  • How do Geographer’s read maps?
  • How do river’s shape the land?
  • How has Bradford changed over time?
  • How has ice shaped Northern England?
  • How strong is the UK’s economy
  • Why is the UK weather so changeable? Microclimate study

How will I be assessed?

  • Students will be assessed formatively 3 times a year. This will be an assessment that will bring together knowledge from topics and then applied to different types of questions.
  • Students will be working towards answering the enquiry question for that topic. Building up an evidence and knowledge base to bring together understanding and demonstrate application.
  • Marking points throughout the topics allow students to practice extended writing and apply skills that they have learnt.

Knowledge Organisers

  • Term 1 – How do Geographer’s read maps?
  • Term 2- How do river’s shape the land?
  • Term 3- How has Bradford changed over time?
  • Term 4 – How has ice shaped the land?
  • Term 5- How strong is the UK’s economy?
  • Term 6- Why is the UK weather so changeable?

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Careers

River engineer, cartographer, urban planner, geologist, glaciologist, economist, banker, councillor

What will I be studying?

  • How developed is Africa today?
  • What challenges does Europe face?
  • Why is North America a risky place to live?
  • How sustainable is South America?
  • Is Asia’s democracy a blessing or a curse?
  • Why is the Middle East an important region?

How will I be assessed?

  • Students will be assessed formatively 3 times a year. This will be an assessment that will bring together knowledge from topics and then applied to different types of questions.
  • Students will be working towards answering the enquiry question for that topic. Building up an evidence and knowledge base to bring together understanding and demonstrate application.
  • Marking points throughout the topics allow students to practice extended writing and apply skills that they have learnt.

Knowledge Organisers

  • Term 1 – How developed is Africa today?
  • Term 2 – What challenges does Europe face?
  • Term 3 – Why is North America a risky place to live?
  • Term 4 – How sustainable is South America?
  • Term 5 – Is Asia’s demography a blessing or a curse?
  • Term 6 – Whys is the Middle East an important region?

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Careers

Aid worker for NGOs, tour representative, working in the tourism industry, demographer, civil servant, teacher

What will I be studying?

  • How can the sustainable development goals solve global issues?
  • How is climate changing our future?
  • How urban is our future?
  • How and why are ecosystems important?
  • Why are tropical rainforests and important ecosystem?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges faced in hot deserts?

How will I be assessed?

  • Students will be assessed formatively 3 times a year. This will be an assessment that will bring together knowledge from topics and then applied to different types of questions.
  • Students will be working towards answering the enquiry question for that topic. Building up an evidence and knowledge base to bring together understanding and demonstrate application.
  • Marking points throughout the topics allow students to practice extended writing and apply skills that they have learnt.

Knowledge Organisers

  • Term 1- How can the sustainable development goals solve global issues?
  • Term 2-How is climate changing our future?
  • Term 3- How urban is our future?
  • Term 4- How and why are ecosystems important?
  • Term 5- Why are tropical rainforests an important ecosystem?
  • Term 6- What are the opportunities and challenges faced in hot deserts?

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Careers

Forest management,  tourism, urban planner, working for NGOs, climatologist, flood warden.

What will I be studying?

Paper 1 – Living with the Physical Environment

  • Section A – Natural Hazards – Tectonic Hazards, Weather Hazards and Climate Change
  • Section B – The Living World – Biomes and ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests and Hot Deserts
  • Section C – UK’s Physical Landscapes – River and Coasts

Paper 2 – Challenges of the Human Environment

  • Section A – Urbanising World – Examples of cities in LIC/NEEs – Rio de Janeiro and Example of a UK city – Manchester
  • Section B – The Changing Economic World – The Development Gap, UK’s economy and a case study of a NEE country – Nigeria.
  • Section C – Resource Management – Overall Food, Water and Energy Management and Water Resource Management

Paper 3 – Geographical Applications – Fieldwork based around Hornsea and Salford and Issue Evaluation based around a pre-release by the exam board in March of the exam series year.

How will I be assessed?

  • All units of work have exam question practice running through the schemes of work giving students exposure all command words that would be experienced in the terminal examination for this qualification.
  • Paper 1 – 1 ½ hours examination (35% of the GCSE) – 88 marks
  • Paper 2 – 1 ½ hours examination (35% of the GCSE) – 88 marks
  • Paper 3 – 1 ¼ hours examination (30% of the GCSE) – 76 marks

Which examination board am I following?

Exam Board: AQA

Specification: Geography (8035)

Website: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

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