Geography

Overview

Geography allows for developing pupil’s curiosity and fascination about the world in which they live. Pupils have the opportunity to identify place, space and the environment and look at how people impact their surroundings.  Geography provides an important link between the natural and social sciences. It allows pupils to explore different societies and cultures and understand the increasing links throughout the world.

Aims of St George’s Geography department:

  • Develop strong locational knowledge both locally and globally and be able to identify the difference between physical and human characteristics
  • Have a strong knowledge of globes, maps and atlases and apply this knowledge both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world
  • Develop understanding of geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Communicate geographical information through maps, graphs and extended writing
  • Collect and analyse a range of data through experiences of fieldwork

KS3 Overview  

Year 7
Topics covered this year    

  • Pupils will study a range of physical and human topics.
    Amazing Places
  • Touring the UK-Geographical Skills
  • Extreme Environments- Tropical Rainforests
  • Weather and climate
  • Rivers and hydrological cycle
  • Population
  • Health
  • Urban settlements

Year 8
Topics covered this year    

Pupils will study a range of physical and human topics.
•    Development

  • Globalisation
  • Arid and semi-arid environments
  • Hazards
  • Coasts
  • Conflict
  • Tourism

Useful resources

http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/essentials/geography/index.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/

http://www.studentguide.org/geography-resources-maps-facts-for-students/

http://geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/ks3/index.html

 

Homework   

Pupils will receive two pieces of geography homework per week which should take between thirty and forty minutes.

Assessment details    

Pupils are assessed twice each half term.  

 

KS4- GCSE Overview

St George’s Geography department is following the new AQA GCSE specification.
Course outline

  • Topic 1 – Resource Management- Food   
  • Topic 2 – Physical landscapes of the UK- Coasts and Rivers 
  • Topic 3 – Fieldwork 
  • Topic 4 – Changing urban areas
  • Topic 5 – Natural Hazards  
  • Topic 6 – Ecosystems
  • Topic 7 – Changing economic world
  • Topic 8 – Geographical investigations- Pre released material

Homework

Pupils will be set homework twice a week and should spend 40 minutes completing the task set. Additional reading will allow pupils to succeed and identify further the ways in which the environment and people are interconnected.