Subject: Geography
Subject Overview:

Learners will travel the world from their classroom. They will study the key themes in geography, including aspects of physical, human and environmental geography. They will build on location knowledge and discover the world of people, places and the environment around them.

Learners will have the opportunity to explore case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs).

We aim at Kepier to give learners the opportunity to understand the world around them by presenting geography in an interesting, up-to-date, stimulating and enjoyable way. Learners are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.

In geography learners will develop key geographical skills including field work, map work and the recording, presenting and interpreting of data.

We will provide learners with the opportunity to develop a good understanding of their local area and a broader knowledge of the wider world, whist encouraging them to become independent learners.

At GCSE level, students will study for:

AQA GCSE Geography
This exciting course is based on a balanced framework of physical and human geography. It allows students to investigate the link between the two
themes, and approach and examine the battles between the man-made and natural worlds.

The GCSE course develops knowledge and understanding of current events e.g. volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and hurricanes. It will help learners to understand the world around us and how we can live in it sustainably. It will build on skills learners developed a range of useful skills such as map reading, data collection, ICT and problem solving.
GCSE geography is a useful and desirable qualification for any university course and opens up a wide variety of career pathways e.g. architecture, law, leisure and tourism, estate agency, the armed services and many more.

Key Stage 3
Content: Year 7: Year 8: Year 9:
Autumn Term 1: What is Geography?
Key Geographic Skills
Urban Detectives
Key Geographic Skills
From Farm to Fork – The Food Industry
Key Geographic Skills
Rainforest Detectives
Autumn Term 2: World Explorers Extreme Environments (Deserts and Poles) Rainforest Case Study – Amazon Rainforest
Spring Term 1: Violent Volcanoes
Living in the UK
Landscape Shapers
(Coasts)
Our Restless Earth
(Earthquakes and Tsunamis)
Spring Term 2: Russia Landscape Shapers

(Rivers)

Global Development
Summer Term 1: Source Evaluation Environmental Issues Tourism industry
Summer Term 2: Geographical Enquiry (Human study) Geographical Enquiry

(Protecting our Environment)

Source Evaluation

Geographical Enquiry (Tourism)

Key Stage 4
Content: Year 10: Year 11:
Autumn Term 1: Physical Landscapes in the UK – Glacial Landscapes The Changing Economic World – The Development Gap and Rapid Development in a LIC/NEE (Nigeria case study)

The Changing Economic World – The Changing UK Economy

Autumn Term 2: Physical Landscapes In the UK – Coastal Landscapes The Challenge of Natural Hazards –Tectonic Hazards

The Challenge of Natural Hazards – Climate Change

Spring Term 1: Urban Issues and Challenges – An Urban World (Rio de Janeiro case study)

Urban Issues and Challenges – Urban Change in the UK (Newcastle case study)

Urban Challenges – Urban Sustainability

The Challenge of Natural Hazards – Weather Hazards

The Challenge of resource management – Managing Resources

Spring Term 2: The Living World – Ecosystems and the rainforests (Amazon Rainforest case study) The Challenge of resource management – Water management
Summer Term 1: The Living World – Cold Environments (Svalbard case study) Paper 3 Preparation and Revision
Summer Term 2: Geographical Applications – Human and Physical Fieldwork Enquiry N/A
Revision links for GCSE course:

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/gcsen/revision_zone.php
https://www.bbc.com/education/examspecs/zy3ptyc
https://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/geography
https://www.gcsepod.com/our-pods/#geography

How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

Parents can encourage their child to be aware of what is going on in the world by reading newspapers and watching the news then discussing this with their child. Parents should also support their child with one hour’s independent study each week.

  • In key stage 3 learners will receive homework once a week
  • In key stage 4 learners will receive homework twice a week.

Homework will build on the knowledge and skills they have learnt in the classroom, develop retrieval skills and encourage them to discover geography further outside the classroom

Extra-Curricular Activities:

Geography Journal club runs every Thursday – This provides learners with a space to investigate geographical topics further, discover how geography is represented in film, how geography is in the world around us. Learners will have the opportunity to turn key concepts into real life on a creative and visual way.

Students are encouraged to attend intervention sessions appropriate to their needs. Dates and times of these will be shared on an individual basis via the department leader or their class teacher.

Additional Information:

If you have a question about the Geography curriculum you can use the form below to contact the Geography department.