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Geography

The Geography Department aims to provide a high quality Geography education to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Through Geography lessons pupils will:

  • Develop a contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places
  • Develop an understanding of the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world

An important feature of Geography is to develop Geographical skills such as:

  • Atlas skills
  • OS map skills
  • Fieldwork – data collection and analysis
  • GIS – Geographical information systems

Curriculum and courses

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Yr 7 Content Where in the world? Where in the world? A watery world Africa is NOT a country Ecosystems Why does it always rain on me?
Assessment Baseline Settlement DME Tewkesbury Country case study Desert survival and plant/animal adaptation Climate graphs

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Yr 8 Content Shake, rattle and roll Development It’s getting hot in here! Going global Holidays Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
Assessment Pompeii DME Indicators of development report Storyboard Fair trade versus aid Exam question DME

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Yr 9 Content 1.1 Urbanisation in contrasting global cities 2.2 Shaping the landscape – rivers and river management 1.2 Urban and rural processes and change in the UK
Assessment Immigration in Sydney data task Transport in Mumbai Boscastle flood PPE 1 Brownfield/greenfield debate Exam question

 

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Yr 10 Content 2.1 Shaping the landscape – coasts and coastal management 2.3 Weather and climate 2.4 Climate change – cause and effect 3.4 Desertification 3.3 Water resources and management
Assessment DME Exam question A3 map of effects Paper 2 DME exam Exam question
One of the two field trips will take place in Yr 10 – location and theme will change each year

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Yr 11 Content 1.3 A global perspective on development issues 3.1 How ecosystems function

3.2 Ecosystems under threat

Revision and exam technique
Assessment Exam question Exam question  GCSE Examinations
The second field trip will take place in Yr 11 – location and theme will change each year

Extra Curricular at Clayton

The department runs weekly intervention sessions for GCSE pupils which are currently on Thursdays each week, after school.

Websites

http://www.acegeography.com/wjec-b-and-yr11-revision.html

How can I help my child and who do I contact?

Geography is in the news all the time. Talking to your child about current news and watching the news together is a good way of learning about what is happening in places around the world. For example, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, global warming. When travelling, either in the UK or abroad, it is useful to show your child the location of your destination on a map. This helps to improve place knowledge.

Encourage GCSE students to attend revision sessions and make greater use of revision materials.

For further information and support, please contact your child’s geography teacher in the first instance. Email details are on the contacts page.