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Geography

Subject: Geography

Overview

Key Stage 3 Geography at Icknield High School aims to inspire students with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Students will learn about the relationship between physical and human processes through a broad curriculum.

 

It is important for students to have an understanding of what is happening in the world around them today, which is what we aim to provide using a range of case studies.

We aim to bring these issues to life through a variety of field trips that are offered to students ranging from day trips to residential, including a trip to Sorrento in Italy to see tectonics in action as well as a variety of coastal processes.

 

Students will be provided with a variety of skills that will be transferable to all GCSE subjects including extended writing, communication and debating skills.

Key Stage 3 Overview

Year 7

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Country Case Study
  • Rivers
  • Development
  • Biomes
  • Weather and Climate
  • Urbanisation

Year 8

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Tectonics
  • Globalisation
  • Tropical Rainforest and Arctic
  • Coasts
  • Energy and Resources
  • Africa

Useful websites/resources

KS3 Bitesize: www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zrw76sg

GCSE Bitesize: www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zsytxsg

Key Stage 4 Overview

 

Edexcel Geography B is a contemporary issues based course that uses geographical concepts to explain the key issues facing today’s world. The course is tailored to student’s interests, needs and location. This increases relevance to their lives.

 

There is a focus on the interaction between human and physical geography to emphasise the impact that we are having on our planet.

 

The course promotes a wide variety of geographical skills including map and graph analysis and a range of fieldwork. In addition, the Geography Department at Icknield High School work to ensure that students develop transferrable skills that they will require as they move into further education and work.

Exam Board

Edexcel B

Qualification type

GCSE

Assessment

The GCSE (9–1) in Geography is a linear qualification with 100% external assessment. The GCSE (9–1) in Geography consists of three examined components that are externally assessed. The examinations are as follows:

  • Component 1 – Global Geographical Issues: 1 hour 30 mins (94 marks, 37.5%)
  • Component 2 – UK Geographical Issues: 1 hour 30 mins (94 marks 37.5%)
  • Component 3 – Making Geographical Decisions: 1 hour 30 mins (64 marks 25%)

Year 9

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Atmosphere and Climate
  • Tropical Cyclones
  • Tectonics
  • Development
  • India Case Study
  • Challenges of an Urbanising World

Year 10

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • UK’s Physical Landscape
  • Rivers
  • Coasts
  • UK’s Human Landscape
  • Urban Fieldwork
  • Coastal Fieldwork

Year 11

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Battle for the Biosphere
  • Forests Under Threat
  • Consuming Energy Resources
  • Revision and Exam Preparation
  • Revision and Exam Preparation

Useful websites/resources

PiXL

GCSE Pod

GCSE Bitesize: www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zsytxsg

Edexcel B: qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-b-2016.html

Recommended revision guide

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography B Revision Guide

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1)Geography B Revision Workbook

Target 5 Edexcel (9-1) Geography