Subject: Geography
Members of staff: Miss A Allen – Department Leader
Mrs E Thompson – Teacher
Mr G Faircloth – Teacher
Mrs S Henderson – Teacher
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?
From Continent to Continent
Farm to Fork – The Food Industry Rainforest Detectives
Autumn Term 2: What is Geography?
From Continent to Continent
Extreme Environments – Desert Study Rainforest Detectives
Spring Term 1: Urban Explorers Extreme Environments – Polar Study Restless Earth (Earthquakes and Tsunamis)
Spring Term 2: Violent Volcanoes Landscape Shapers – Rivers  and Coasts Global Development
Summer Term 1: Investigating the UK Natural Resources The growth of the tourism Industry
Summer Term 2: Geographical Enquiry (Human Study) Geographical Enquiry (Protecting our environment) Geographical Enquiry (Tourism rates)
Key Stage 4
Content: Year 10: Year 11:
Autumn Term 1: Physical Landscapes in the UK – Glacial Landscapes Urban Issues and Challenges – An Urban World
Autumn Term 2: Physical Landscapes In the UK – Coastal Landscapes Urban Issues and challenges – Urban Change in the UKUrban Challenges – Urban Sustainability
Spring Term 1: The Challenge of Natural Hazards – Climate Change

The Challenge of Natural Hazards – Weather Hazards

The Challenge of resource management – Managing ResourcesThe Challenge of resource management – Water management
Spring Term 2: The Challenge of Natural Hazards –Tectonic Hazards

The Living World – Ecosystems

The changing economic world – The Development
Gap and the case study of a NEEThe changing Economic World – The changing UK economy
Summer Term 1: The Living World – Rainforests Revision
Summer Term 2: The Living World – Polar Environments

Geographical Applications – Human and Physical Fieldwork Enquiry

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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.