Geography

Head of Department: Mrs S Garrod - s.garrod.scs@stcleres.coop
2nd in Department: Miss S Field - s.field.scs@stcleres.coop

Head of Humanities Faculty: Mr M Lucas - m.lucas.scs@stcleres.coop

Geography gives students the opportunity to understand more about the world, the challenges it faces and their place within it.  This GCSE course will deepen understanding of geographical processes, illuminate the impact of change and of complex people-enviironments at different scales and develp students' competence in using a wide range of geographichal investigave skills and approaches.

The syllabus focuses on a wide vairety of issues and builds on the kinowledge and understanding developed at Key Stage 3.  Geography enables young people to become globally and envronmentally informed, thoughtful and enquiring citizens

Exam Course Title: GCSE (9-1) Geography B
Exam Board & Code: Edexcel 1GB0 Full GCSE Course Specification (PDF)

Assessment:

Unit 1 paper: 37.5% -  written paper, 1 hour 30 min
Unit 2 paper: 37.5% -  written paper, 1 hour 30 min
Unit 3 paper: 25% -  written paper, 1 hour 30 min

GCSE Course Study Breakdown (Key Stage 4)

Years 9 and 10 study the following syllabus, but not necessarily  in this order:

Unit 1: Global Geographical Issues
(i) Hazardous Earth
(ii) Development Dynamics
(iii) Challenges of an urbanising world

Unit 2: UK Geographical Issues
(i) The UK's evolving physical landscape - coastal change and river processes
(ii) the UK's evolving human landscape - population, economics and one mahjor city study
(iii) Geographical investigations**

Unit 3: People and Environment Issues - Making Geographical Decisions
(i) People and the biosphere
(ii) Forests under threat
(iii) Consuming energy resources

Year 11

Our current Year 11 are continuing to study the previous syllabus - for more information, please contact Mrs Garrod or Mr Lucas.

** The Geographical investigations topic require all students to attend two UK fieldwork trips.  One will be in a rural area and one will be in an urban area.  The cost of this is kept a low as possible, but will need to be funded by parents as the school does not have funds allocated to this area.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)

Years 7 and 8 look at many different aspects that affect everyday life. These are studied through the knowledge of topics case studies as well as the use of geographical skills to explore how and why the earth is constantly changing. The topics are designed to help students become global geographers and develop their skills and knowledge in preparation for GCSE.

Across KS3 they will study a number of the below:

Europe is my continent
Tourism
Hazards
Settlement
Climate change and global warming
Weather & Climate
Ecosystems
Rivers and Flooding
Coasts
Map Skills
Wasteful World

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