Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
KS3 Geography Course Overview: Year 7 HT 1 What is Geography? HT 3 Volcanoes HT 5 Weather Year 8 HT 1 Ecosystems HT 3 Population HT 5 Rivers 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.

HT 2 - Britain and British Isles

HT 4 - Africa

HT6 - Climate Change

HT 2 - China

HT 4 - Development

HT 6 - Crime/Mapping Skills

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KS4 Geography 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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Lightcliffe Academy, Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TL Tel: 01422 201028 Fax: 01422 204615 contactus@lightcliffeacademy.co.uk Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877 enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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