Geography

 

  Head of department: Mr G Donann

  donnang@maghullhigh.com

Key Stage 3

The aim of Geography at Key Stage 3 is to inspire pupils to be inquisitive about the world around them and to develop key geographical skills.

To achieve these aims the pupils study a diverse range of topics covering aspects of local, national and global geography. These include Mapping Skills, About the U.K., Rivers, Weather and Climate, Africa , Asia, and  regional studies of The Horn of Africa and South West China, Population, and Conflict.

  Year 7 Curriculum Map

  Year 8 Curriculum Map

Key Stage 4

Students follow the New AQA 9-1 Geography GCSE course. This involves the study of:

Unit 1 Living with the Physical Environment

Physical Landscapes in The U.K. (Coasts), 

The Challenge of Natural Hazards,

The Living World (Hot deserts)

Unit 2 Challenges in the Human Environment

Urban Issues and Challenges

The Changing Economic World

The Challenge of Resource Management (Energy)

Within the study and delivery of these topics the students will develop a range of Geographical and fieldwork skills (Unit 3)

Assessment Students will sit the 3 separate exam papers in the Summer of Year 11 covering these 3 units.

AQA 9-1 Geography GCSE

  Key Stage 4 Support Guidance

Unit 1. Living with the Physical Environment

  Physical Landscapes UK

  Challenges of Natural Hazard

  The Living World

Unit 2.  Challenges in the Human Environment

  Urban Issues and Challenges

  The Changing Economic World

Key Stage 5

Students follow the new Edexcel Geography A Level. It is a linear course with all three exam papers being sat at the end of Year 13.

This course includes a wide  ranging study of Contemporary Physical and Human Geography topics including. Students will also be required to complete and write up and independent field study which will account for 20% of the total overall A Level marks.

A Level Geography Curriculum Map link

In Year 12 Students will study the following topics:

Dynamic Landscapes

Dynamic Places

Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards

Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change  2B Coastal Landscapes and Change

Topic 3: Globalisation

Topic 4: Shaping Places  4A Regenerating Places

 

In Year 13 Students will study the following topics:

Physical Systems and Sustainability

Human Systems and Geopolitics

Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity

Topic 6: The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

 

Topic 7: Superpowers

Topic 8: Global Development and Connections 8B Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

 

 

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