Year 7 Geography
Where in the World?
- What is Geography
- Geography in the News
- Compass Directions
- UK Geography
- Map symbols
- Four figure grid references
- Six figure grid references
- Contour Lines
- Animal Adaptations
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
- Structure of the Earth
- Antarctic vs Arctic
- Antarctic Exploration
- Indigenous Communities
- Polar Bear Adaptation
- Threats to Polar Environments
- Desert Climate
- Desert Adaptation
- Desert Survival (Bear Grylls)
Year 8 – Contextual Curriculum
- Introduction to conflict – what is conflict, causes of conflict, conflict over water, child soldiers, heroin trail in Afghanistan.
- Are the USA the World’s Policemen? – Is the USA a superpower?, vulnerable nation, war on terror
- Syria – misconceptions of Syria, physical geography of Syria, impacts of conflict in Syria, impacts of conflict in the UK.
- Population – development indicators, population pyramids, China’s One/Two child policy, emancipation of women, UK Ageing population
- Migration – push and pull factors, rural-urban migration, international migration, impacts of migration.
- Urban Deprivation – crime, health and unemployment in Leeds.
- What is weather and climate
- Why does it rain
- Climate Graphs
- Anticyclones and Depressions
Year 9 – GCSE Pre Option
- The Formation of the Galapagos Islands
- Origins of Plants & Animals
- Discovery and Evolution
- Geography of Brazil
- Stereotypes in Brazil
- Impacts of Tourism
Rivers & Coasts
- Coastal processes
- Coastal landforms
- Coastal erosion
- Hydrological cycle
- River processes
- River landforms
- MDCs and LDCs
- Measuring development
- Debt and Aid
GCSE – Year 10 and 11
Paper 1: Living with the Physical Environment (35%)
- The Challenge of Natural Hazards – earthquakes, volcanoes, tropical storms, extreme weather, climate change
- The Living World – ecosystems, tropical rainforests, hot deserts
- Physical Landscapes in the UK – rivers and coasts.
Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment (35%)
- Urban Issues and Challenges – Urbanisation, megacities, environmental issues, case study of a major city in the UK, urban regeneration, sustainable development.
- The Changing Economic World – economic development, demographic transition model, tourism, transnational corporations, sustainable development.
- The Challenge of Resource Management – global inequalities in food, water and energy, areas of surplus and deficit, strategies to increase food supply.
Paper 3: Geographical Applications (30%)
- Issues Evaluation – Pre release resources available 12 weeks before the exam. The assessment will provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate geographical skills and applied knowledge and understanding by looking at a particular issue derived from the specification using secondary sources.
- Fieldwork – Students undertake two geographical enquiries, involving the collection of primary data. Students are questioned on their fieldwork in the exam.
Miss Marsh – Subject Leader of Geography
Support Your Child – Useful links and advice
- The AQA website, past paper questions, mark schemes and examiners reports for Geography
- BBC Bitesize
- Students should also keep up to date with current events through TV news or a quality newspaper/website.