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Geography

Subject: Geography

Subject Leader: Mr L Rainbow

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 1

Autumn 2

Topic:
Introduction to Geography including Map Skills

 

Revisit:
Country and Continent locations

Topic:
Rivers

 

Revisit:
Country Case Study

 Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic:
Factfulness (Development)

 

Revisit:
Rivers
Country Case Study

Topic:
Weather and Climate

 

Revisit:
Development
Flooding

Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic:
The Tropical Rainforest

 

Revisit:
Weather and Climate

Topic:
Urbanisation

 

Revisit:
Tropical Rainforest
Country Case Study
Development

Year 8

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Topic:
Globalisation

 

Revisit:
Development

Topic:
Tectonics

 

Revisit:
Rivers and Flooding
Japan

 Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic:
Resources and Climate Change

 

Revisit:
Tectonics
Germany
Weather and climate

Topic:
Deserts

 

Revisit:
Country Case Study
Tropical Rainforest
Weather and Climate

Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic:
The Middle East

 

Revisit:
Map Skills
Deserts
Resources

Topic:
Rwanda Depth Study

 

Revisit:
Development

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

Pearsons

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 1

Autumn 2

Topic:
Atmosphere and Climate Change

 

Revisit:

Topic:
Tropical Cyclones

 

Revisit:
Atmosphere and Climate Change

 Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic:
Tectonics

 

Revisit:
Tropical Cyclones

Topic:
Development

 

Revisit:
Tectonics
Atmosphere and Climate Change

Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic:
India Case Study

 

Revisit:
Tropical Cyclones
Development

Topic:
Urbanisation and Mumbai

 

Revisit:
India Case Study

Year 10

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Topic:
UK’s Physical Landscape

 

Revisit:
Atmosphere, Tropical Cyclones, Tectonics, Development

Topic:
Coasts

 

Revisit:
Urbanisation
Tropical Cyclones

 Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic:
Rivers

 

Revisit:
Physical Landscape
Development

Topic:
Human Landscape

 

Revisit:
Coasts
Atmosphere and Climate

Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic:
London Case Study

 

Revisit:
Rivers
India Case Study

Topic:
Fieldwork TBC/People and the Biosphere

 

Revisit:
Human Landscape
Tectonics

Year 11

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Topic:
Forests Under Threat

 

Revisit:
People and the Biosphere
Tectonics

Topic:
Consuming Energy Resources

 

Revisit:
Development
Coasts
Human Landscape

 Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic:
Fieldwork and India Case Study 

 

Revisit:
Rivers
Urbanisation
Tropical Cyclones

Topic:
Revision

 

Revisit:
People and the Biosphere
Human Landscape

Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic:
Revision

 

Revisit:
Forests Under Threat
Development

Topic:
Revision

 

Revisit:
Consuming Energy Resources
Coasts

Click here to Download a copy of the Curriculum Map

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