Geography

Who we are:

  • Mrs V Kisubi – Curriculum Leader
  • Mr B McGrath
  • Mr P Whitehouse

Key Stage 3

Geography KS3

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn

Cartography

  • Map Skills
  • UK Places
  • Gloable Places

Geology

  • Rock Formation
  • Fossils
  • Soils

Urbanisation

  • Changes to Wokingham
  • Changes in Rich Cities
  • Changes to Less Rich Cities

Meteorology

  • Causes of Weather
  • Tropical Storms and Drought

 

Coasts

  • Landforms
  • Management
  • Change

Crime and Inequality

  • Factors Affecting Crime and Inequality
  • Solutions

Spring

Population

  • Change Over Time
  • Issues Caused by Imbalances

Glaciology

  • Glacial Landforms
  • The Arctic and Antarctica

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Changes

  • Causes
  • Issues
  • Solutions to Climate Change

Ecosystems

  • Characteristics
  • The World’s Biomes

 

 

 

 

 

Tectonics

  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes

Natural Resources:

  • Food
  • Water
  • Oil

 

 

 

 

 

Summer

Hydrology 

  • River Landforms
  • Flooding

Europe

  • Current Affairs on the Continent
  • Applying what we've learned this year to Europe

 

 

 

Development

  • Spread of Development
  • Causes of the Development Gap
  • Aid

 

Africa

  • Current Affairs on the Continent
  • Applying what we've learned this year to Africa

 

Economic Activity and Globalisation

  • An Interconnected World
  • Sources of Money

Asia

  • Current Affairs on the Continent
  •  Applying what we’ve learned this year to Asia

 

 

 

 

Key stage 4

Examination Board: OCR B

Component 01: Our natural world
Students develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world they live in and why it looks the way it does. They study the rich diversity of landscapes and ecosystems which are changing through physical processes and human interactions.

There are four topics:

  • Global hazards
  • Changing climate
  • Distinctive landscapes
  • Sustaining ecosystems.

Fieldwork skills include understanding and applying specific geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to real-world physical geographical contexts.

Component 02: People and society
Students explores the social, cultural, political and economic forces that make places unique, and how these change over time and space, particularly the growth of urbanisation and the challenges of feeding an ever-growing population.

There are four topics:

  • Urban futures
  • Dynamic development
  • UK in the 21st century
  • Resource reliance.

Fieldwork skills include understanding and applying specific geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to real-world human geographical contexts.

Component 03: Geographical exploration
This component draws on geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that have been developed in components 01 and 02. This synoptic assessment enables students to demonstrate their understanding of the connections between the different elements of the subject.

Geographical skills:

  • Cartographic
  • Graphical
  • Numerical
  • Statistical.

This component includes a decision-making exercise, here students can become critical thinkers and develop arguments.

March 2019