Geography

Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4

Course Overview:  

Year 7

HT 1 - What is Geography?  

HT 2 - Britain and British Isles

HT 3 - Volcanoes    

HT 4 - Africa

HT 5 - Weather    

HT 6 - Climate Change

Year 8

HT 1 - Ecosystems  

HT 2 - China

HT 3 - Population    

HT 4 - Development

HT 5 - Rivers    

HT 6 - Crime/Mapping Skills

Internal Assessment:

Pupils will be assessed half-termly through written assessments to reflect the nature of geography examinations at KS4. Pupils will also sit an end of year examination which will cover content from all units taught throughout the year.

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Course Title: GCSE AQA 8035 -This qualification is linear

Grading:  9-1

Course Overview

  • 3.1.1 The Challenge of natural hazards
  • 3.1.2 The Living world- tropical rainforests and deserts
  • 3.1.3 Physical landscapes in the UK, - rivers and coasts
  • 3.2.1 Urban issues and Challenges,
  • 3.2.2 The changing economic world
  • 3.2.3 The challenge of resource management- food management
  • 3.3.1 Issue evaluation
  • 3.3.2 Fieldwork – Liverpool and Coastal erosion
  • 3.4 Geographical skills

External Assessment:

Paper 1 Living with the physical world

What’s assessed:  
  • 3.1.1 The Challenge of natural hazards
  • 3.1.2 The Living world
  • 3.1.3 Physical landscapes in the UK
  • 3.2.1 Urban issues and Challenges

Written exam 1 hour 30 min, 88 marks (3 for SPaG) 35% of GCSE

Paper 2 Challenges in the human environment

What’s assessed:  
  • 3.2.1 Urban issues and Challenges
  • 3.2.2 The changing economic world
  • 3.2.3 The challenge of resource management

Written exam 1 hour 30 min, 88 marks (3 for SPaG) 35% of GCSE

Paper 3 Geographical applications

What’s assessed:
  • 3.3.1 Issue evaluation (pre released topic)
  • 3.3.2 Fieldwork
  • 3.4 Geographical skills

Written exam 1 hour 15 minutes, 76 marks (6 for SPaG) 30% of GCSE.

Internal Assessment:

Pupils will be assessed half-termly through written assessments to reflect the nature of geography examinations at KS4. Pupils will also sit an end of year examination which will cover content from all units taught throughout the year.

Examination Board: AQA

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