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Geography

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

  • Map skills
  • Southend
  • Ecosystems
  • Weather and climate
  • Russia

Year 8

  • Hazards
  • Development
  • Conflict
  • Geology
  • Sustainability

 KS3 Assessment – there is a mid topic and end of topic test for each topic covered at KS3.

KS4 Curriculum

AQA GCSE GEOGRAPHY

Paper 1 – 35% of GCSE

Living with the physical environment
  • Natural hazards
  • Tectonic hazards
  • Weather hazards
  • Climate change
The living world
  • Ecosystems
  • Tropical rainforests
  • Cold environments
Physical landscapes in the UK
  • Coasts
  • Rivers

Paper 2 – 35% of GCSE

Urban challenges
  • Global pattern of urban change
  • Urban growth in Nigeria
  • Urban challenges in the UK
  • Sustainable development of urban areas
The changing economic world
  • Economic development and quality of life
  • Reducing the global development gap
  • Economic development in Nigeria
  • Economic change in the UK
The challenge of resource management
  • Global resource management
  • Food

Paper 3 – 30% of GCSE

Geographical Applications
  • Issue evaluation
  • Fieldwork and Geographical enquiry

 KS4 Assessments – practice questions completed all the way through the course with end an end of topic test at the end of each topic covered.

A Level

AQA A level Geography

Paper 1 – 40% of A level

  • Water and the carbon cycle
  • Coasts
  • Hazards

Paper 2 – 40% of A level

  • Global governance
  • Changing places
  • Population and the Environment

NEA (Non- examined assessment) – 20% of A level

  • 3000-4000 word field work investigation, collecting primary data to analyse.

 KS5 Assessments – practice questions completed all the way through the course with end an end of topic test at the end of each topic covered.

Beyond the Classroom

 Fieldwork trips

KS4 – 1 in each year

  • Year 9 – Belfairs woods to look at ecosystems
  • Year 10 – Coastal fieldwork
  • Year 11- stratford, London- urban fieldwork

All these trips are essential for paper 3 of the GCSE.

KS5

Year 12 - 3 Trips to Walton-on-the-naze, London and Southend.

Year 13- Students will then pick where they want to complete their fieldwork to go back and collect the data.

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