Vision:

To provide our pupils with a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live; by investigating the diversity of the physical and human processes that shape places across our planet, and the interaction of humans with the natural world.

Intent:

To broaden the spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding of our students as they become well-rounded global citizens; and to develop their geographical skills which will help them in school and beyond. 

Implementation:

The delivery of engaging lessons in and out of the classroom; aims to inspire our students towards becoming empathetic global citizens with a genuine wonder of the world they live in.

Impact:

To develop the students we teach into global citizens; with an interest in the world around them in their years at school and beyond.

Staff:

Mr G Bright (Head of Department)

Miss S Cain

Mr A Burke

Mr G Skelton

Courses: Key Stage 3 – National Curriculum in years 7, 8 and 9 (half-termly geographical topics relating to a specific place).

Year 7

Term 1:

7:1 Weather

7:2 Skills

Term 2:

7:3 Rivers

7:4 Settlements

Term 3:

Africa:

7:5 Development

7:6 Dry Africa, followed by a geographical investigation

Year 8

Term 1:

8:1 Rainforests

8:2 Population

Term 2:

8:3 Migration

8:4 Energy

Term 3:

8:5 Coasts

8:6 Glaciers, followed by a geographical investigation

Year 9

Term 1:

9:1 Urbanisation

9:2 Globalisation

Term 2:

9:3 Tectonics

9:4 Storms

Term 3:

9:5 Resources

9:6 Tourism, followed by a geographical investigation

Key Stage 4 –: GCSE Geography in years 10 and 11 – AQA (8035)

Year 10

Term 1:

10:1 The Living World

10:2 The Development Gap

Term 2:

10:3 The Nigerian Economy

10:4 The UK Economy

Term 3:

10:5 River Landscapes in the UK

10:6 Coastal Landscapes in the UK

Fieldwork investigations – 2 days (Ainsdale Dunes & Albert Dock)

Year 11

Term 1:

11:1 Urban Issues & Challenges

11:2 Natural Hazards

Term 2:

11:3 Resource Management

11:4 Revision of Unit Content & Geographical Skills

Term 3:

11:5 Unit 3 Preparation (fieldwork analysis & pre-release material)

11:6 GCSE Examinations (Units 1, 2, 3)

Key Stage 5: A level Geography in years 12 and 13 – AQA (7037)

Year 12

Term 1:

Physical Geography – Coastal Systems:

The coastal system, energy, processes, landforms, management, sea level change, contrasting coastal environments

Human Geography – Urban Environments:

Urbanisation, megacities and world cities, urban forms, Rio de Janeiro, Liverpool, social and economic issues, environmental issues, sustainable urban development

Term 2:

Physical Geography – Water and Carbon Cycles:

Stores and transfers of water, drainage basin systems, flood hydrographs, cycle changes, the carbon cycle and budget, human interventions, tropical rainforests, local river study

Human Geography – Changing Places

The concept of place, categories of place, factors affecting place, relationships and connections, representation of place, Riverside ward study, Ormskirk study

Term 3:

Physical Geography – Hazards

Perception of hazards, hazards and humans, plate tectonics, tectonic hazards (vulcanicity and seismicity), storm hazards, wildfires, a multi-hazardous environment

Human Geography – Global Systems

Globalisation, transnational corporations, international trade, trading blocs, global governance, the global commons

Fieldwork investigations – 4 days

Year 13

Term 1:

Completion of Content for Units 1 and 2:    Hazards and Global Systems.

Individual Investigation:

Production of an individual investigation relating to the specification for the unit 3 section of the course (worth 20% of the final grade).

Term 2:

Geographical Skills and Revision:

Cartographic, literacy and numeracy skills. Revision of each topic in units 1 and 2 of the course.

Term 3:

Examination Techniques and Revision:

Extended writing techniques developed, final revision of unit content for examinations of units 1 and 2 of the course.

Homework:

As per the College calendar; indicated on our curriculum maps.

Out of Hours Activities (what, when,where):

Pre-school, break and lunch sessions available with Departmental staff.

PC facilities available for work in room G4 each Wednesday from 3:20 until 4:20.

Department Website Links (including exam boards, revision sites etc):

https://aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography

www.bbc.com/bitesize

https://www.thenational.academy/

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/

http://coolgeography.co.uk/

http://www.ilike2learn.com/

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