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Geography

Teachers: Mr Russell Wait, Mrs Cecilia Davey, and Mrs Jenny Hanson

Department: HUMANITIES

Humanities Subject Leader: Mr Russell Wait   r.wait@broadwater.surrey.sch.uk

Support: 

Ms R Till COIN Centre Humanities

Ms M Turner PB Humanities

 

Geography is a dynamic subject that generates much discussion. It deals with a range of contemporary issues that affect us and the world around us.

Homework tasks can be viewed on the showmyhomework website

Geography and Information Technology 

The department uses ICT in a variety of ways and now boasts a small humanities computer room.  Pupils will use GIS (Geographical Information Systems)  to assist decision making in tasks such as where to place flood protection or new residential areas. The internet will be used as an important research tool in activities such webquests to provide up to date case study information and viewing weather around the world with real time webcams.  We are building in the capabilities of the new ipads as data loggers in fieldwork and as a method to access advanced mapping activities. 

Educational Visits

Experiences outside the classroom are an integral part of Geography and we will be expanding the access we give of this to our students.

Fieldwork ranges from international trips to investigations within the school grounds. Recent opportunities include visiting a variety of tectonic landscapes in Iceland, viewing the impacts of volcanic eruption in Naples, monitoring the schools solar panels, assessing microclimates, investigations into the impacts of the 2012 Olympics on Stratford, comparing the beaches of West Wittering and Selsey.

In addition to this groups of pupils have the opportunity to attend workshops by the British Cartographic Association, seminars on Disaster Management from leading university academics, NGOs and Heads of Government Departments.

As a department we are members of the Geographical Association which has allowed us to enter teams on this year’s Worldwise Quiz, celebrate Geography Awareness Week and begin the process towards gaining our Secondary Geography Quality Mark.

 

Please see curriculum map below for all years.

Key Stage 3

Geography Curriculum Map – 2018/2019

Key Stage 3

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 8 2017 - 2018

Topic

 

River and flooding

Coastal landscapes

The UK: A diverse country

Development and Globalisation

Resources and climate change

British landscapes and skills

Assess title

Comparing flooding and management in Bangladesh and the UK

 

Cause, consequences and solutions to coastal erosion

 

Re-branding a city

Impact of globalisation

 

Climate change challenge

 

How well do you know Britain?

Assess method

Newspaper article or comparison writing

News report

Evaluate question

Assess the impact (written) assessment

To what extent question

Skills booklet assessment

Presentation and peer

Link to GCSE spec

Evaluate the difference between impacts of flooding and management in the UK and Bangladesh

Examine the impact of coastal erosion on the Norfolk coast. (Happisburgh)

Evaluate which of these cities have…

Assess the social and economic impacts of a TNC in Africa

To what extent are human activities responsible for climate change

Use of geographical skills to analyse and interpret different data sources

Explain one advantage and one disadvantage of top down development…

Year 7 2017 - 2018

Topic

 

Geographical Skills and Challenges

Glaciation

Settlement and Population

Weather and Climate

Tectonic hazards

Ecosystems and our environment

Assess title

 

Treasure Island Map

Humans in a physical landscape

Planning enquiry

Investigating micro climates

Tectonic test

Humans are a greater threat to deciduous woodland than the TRF

Assess method

 

Produce a creative map using map skills

Extended writing

Public planning enquiry group debate and newspaper report

Micro climate enquiry write up

Test

Extended writing

Link to GCSE spec

Generic map skills

How do humans impact on upland glaciated

Explain the impact of a new settlement on…

Graph skills, data collection, testing hypothesis

Explain why factors impact on microclimates

Identify the location…

Explain one way in which… areas?

Assess the following statement

 

 

 

Key Stage 4

GCSE SYLLABUS Exam Board:

OCR (Current Year 11); Edexcel A (Current Years 10 and 9)

Geography is popular choice at GCSE enabling pupils to study a range of topics from across Human, Physical and Environmental areas. This allows our pupils to gain a broad understanding of the world around them, the processes within this which are impacting on our day to day lives and appreciate their place within our global village.

Topics: Restless Earth, Battle for the Biosphere, Climate and Change, Water World, Coastal Change, Extreme Environments, Population Dynamics, Consuming Resources, Challenges of the Urban Environment, Changing Settlements of the UK, Development and Dilemmas and Globalisation.

 

Broadwater - Geography Curriculum Map – 2018/2019

Key Stage 4

Two year/Three year KS 4 programme

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 11

2018/2019

 

OCR GCSE

(9-1)

2 Year Programme

(Year 2)

Geographical Skills

Paper 3

Fieldwork follow up

The World Around Us

Paper 2

People of the Planet

The World Around Us

Paper 2

Environmental threats to our Planet

Revise

Revise

Revise

                 
 

 

Year 10

2018/2019

 

Edexcel GCSE

(9-1)

2 Year Programme

(Year 1)

Physical Environment

Paper 1 – 1GA0/01

Topic 1 – Changing landscapes of the UK

Coasts (3 weeks)

Rivers (3 weeks)

Physical Environment

Paper 1 – 1GA0/01

Topic 2 – Weather hazards and climate change

Weather hazards 

Physical Environment

Paper 1 – 1GA0/01

Topic 2 –Climate change

 

Physical Environment

Paper 1 – 1GA0/01

Topic 3 – Ecosystems, biodiversity and management

Physical Environment

Paper 1 – 1GA0/01

Topic 3 – Ecosystems, biodiversity and management

Geographical Investigations

Paper 3 – 1GA0/03

Topic 7a

Rivers

Geographical Investigations

Paper 3 – 1GA0/03

Topic 7b

Central/Inner Urban

 

 

Year 9

2018/2019

Edexcel GCSE

(9-1)

3 Year Programme

(Year 1)

Physical Environment

Paper 1 – 1GA0/01

Topic 1 – Changing landscapes of the UK

Coasts

Physical Environment

Paper 1 – 1GA0/01

Topic 1 – Changing landscapes of the UK

Rivers

Physical Environment

Paper 1 – 1GA0/01

Topic 2 – Weather hazards and climate change

Weather hazards

Physical Environment

Paper 1 – 1GA0/01

Topic 2 – Weather hazards and climate change

Climate change

Year 9 Exam

 

Revise topics

 

Post Year 9 analysis work

Plugging gaps

 

GCSE Exam Specification:

OCR GCSE Geography A

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/207306-specification-accredited-gcse-geography-a-j383.pdf

From September 2018:

Students who will be in Year 9 or Year 10  from September 2018 will study the Edexcel Geography A GCSE.

Students who will be in Year 11 in September 2018 will follow the OCR A GCSE syllabus.

 

British Values

British Values in Humanities

Throughout the 3 subject areas within Humanities department (History, Geography and RE), we strive to uphold the core of what are British Values. To understand what British values are we must first understand our place in the world and this is taught through British history since the Norman Conquest in 1066. We cover the creation of the Magna Carta and the reform of British voting systems from rotten boroughs to universal suffrage.

Britain’s role as a global power and the changes in attitudes towards slavery are also covered highlighting our growth as a nation which questions and challenges its values and strives to do the right thing in light of our past.

Modern questions concerning immigration, particularly focusing on the enlarged European Union are tackled in geography where we examine the impact of more recent rivals. Students are encouraged to look beyond headlines and examine the facts to see how our nation has been built by fairness, tolerance and acceptance of those coming here to build a better life and make positive contributions to British society.

As a multi faith society, Religious Education has a crucial role to play in upholding the key British values of freedom of expression. Students study the major religions to gain a greater understanding into different faiths and the roles that they play in a modern British Society that above all prides itself fairness, tolerance and acceptance.

KS4 Revision Resources

Textbooks/revision guides:

Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE Geography B Evolving Planet Revision Guide 1446905373

Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE Geography B Evolving Planet Revision Workbook

Edexcel GCSE Geography Specification B Student Book 2012 1446905810

Websites:

www.gcsegeography.co.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography

www.memrise.com (also an app)

Documents on the R drive:

R:CurriculumHumanitiesGeographyYR11Revision

YouTube channels:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gnAtsFoIdw&list=PLEabzsJa-PhRSbWUOMSfMpb61hjngmET-

 

Podcasts:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/think-geography-gcse-geog/id374013012?mt=2

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