To develop great geographers:
- Enable all our geographers to understand the physical processes that shape the world around them
- Assess the complex range of human processes that influence their everyday lives
- Promote a curiosity in our pupils so they are always searching, stretching themselves outside of their comfort zone and experience things they haven’t before
- Skilled young geographers who are confident in using different sources of geographical data
- Through the planning and sequencing of lessons geographers are able to reach justified decisions and reasoned conclusions about geographical issues make decisions at a variety of scales.
- Be empathetic who care for our world at all scales and can think beyond how they feel to consider other points of views so they can have a positive impact on their own and others futures, to be positive global citizens for future learning and employment.
- Teach our powerful knowledge in a variety of creative and inspiring ways
- Teach lessons that allow pupils to demonstrate their independence and follow their curiosity
- Teach lessons which actively promote geographical literacy and oracy
- Provide opportunities for pupils to embed core knowledge and actively recall this
- Provide opportunities for pupils to gain fluency with geographical skills
Year 7 and 8
- Passport to Geography (location)
- From here to there and back again (map skills)
- South America
- Risky World
- Subject: Geography
- Exam Board: AQA
- Full course title: GCSE Geography
- Course Code: 8035
- Website address: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035
- Examination / controlled assessment percentages: 100% Exam based
The physical geography element of the course includes:
- Survival threats: extreme weather, tectonic hazards (earthquakes & volcanoes), climate change.
- What is special about the UK landscapes: roaring rivers and dramatic coasts.
- Destroying our planet: how humans exploit the rainforest.
- The stage for World War Three: Antarctica.
The human geography element of the course includes:
- Poor world cities: hidden gems? – challenges and opportunities for people living there .
- Rich world cities: has the shine gone dull? - challenges and opportunities for people living there.
- Is it ok for some people to be poor? – tackling the poverty crisis.
- Will we run out of puff? – resource issues focusing on food, energy and water.
There will be a minimum two full days of fieldwork which covers the following elements:
- Human Geography: a local investigation and Physical Geography: a regional investigation.
There will be 3 exams:
- Physical Geography and Geographical Skills (35%)
- Human Geography and Geographical Skills (35%)
- Fieldwork (30%)
A GCSE in Geography will develop a range of transferable skills including:
- IT, communication, independent research and strong presentation skills
- Team work and time management
These could be useful in the following areas: Expedition leader, travel writer, TV researcher, conservation worker, architect, urban planner, environmental consultant, financial risk assessor, transport/logistics manager, diplomat, human rights officer, armed forces, surveyor, town planner, environmental engineer (all fields of engineering), marketing, social worker, hydrologist, hazard prediction and management and weather presenter.
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