Geography

Why is the subject important?

Never has there been a more important time to learn about Geography. It is essential in an age of climate change and the changing political landscape that young people are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to understand the earth as the home of humankind and how the world is changing. Geography in nature is a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary subject. The subject draws upon various disciplines and therefore is a unique bridge between the human and physical worlds. The skills that are developed in Geography will allow students to analytical, articulate, knowledgeable and evaluative citizens of the world. These skills could allow students to access careers in Meteorology, Cartography, Environmental consultant, town planner, GIS analyst, teacher, lecturer. Geography, at degree level, is considered by many employers as a subject that demonstrates excellent analytical and research skills that are extremely desirable to employers.

Year 7

What will I be studying?

  • What makes a successful Geographer?
  • How has Halifax changed over time?
  • What processes and pressures do river’s face? (Local River study – The Calder)
  • How amazing is Yorkshire?
  • How is the UK’s economy developing?
  • Is Greta right? and Is Trinity Academy Halifax a microclimate? Fieldwork.

How will I be assessed?

  • Students will be assessed formatively 3 times a year. This will be an assessment that will bring together knowledge from topics and then applied to different types of questions.
  • Students will be working towards answering the enquiry question for that topic. Building up an evidence and knowledge base to bring together understanding and demonstrate application.
  • Marking points throughout the topics allow students to practice extended writing and apply skills that they have learnt.

Knowledge Organisers

  • Term 1 – What makes a successful Geographer?
  • Term 2- How has Halifax changed over time?
  • Term 3- What processes and pressures do river’s face? (Local River study – The Calder)
  • Term 4 – How amazing is Yorkshire?
  • Term 5- How is the UK’s economy developing?
  • Term 6- Is Greta right? and Is Trinity Academy Halifax a microclimate? Fieldwork

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Is Europe at breaking point?
  • How risky is North America?
  • What are the threats to South America?
  • How can Africa develop?
  • Is Asia’s population unsustainable?
  • Is the Middle East unique?

How will I be assessed?

  • Students will be assessed formatively 3 times a year. This will be an assessment that will bring together knowledge from topics and then applied to different types of questions.
  • Students will be working towards answering the enquiry question for that topic. Building up an evidence and knowledge base to bring together understanding and demonstrate application.
  • Marking points throughout the topics allow students to practice extended writing and apply skills that they have learnt.

Knowledge Organisers

  • Term 1 – Is Europe at breaking point?
  • Term 2 – How risky is North America?
  • Term 3 – What are the threats to South America?
  • Term 4 – How can Africa develop?
  • Term 5 – Is Asia’s population unsustainable?
  • Term 6 – Is the Middle East unique?

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Is the world becoming risker?
  • Is the world becoming increasingly interconnected?
  • How sustainable is the planet?
  • Can we close the urban development gap?
  • How is our planet ever changing?
  • Advanced geographical skills

How will I be assessed?

  • Students will be assessed formatively 3 times a year. This will be an assessment that will bring together knowledge from topics and then applied to different types of questions.
  • Students will be working towards answering the enquiry question for that topic. Building up an evidence and knowledge base to bring together understanding and demonstrate application.
  • Marking points throughout the topics allow students to practice extended writing and apply skills that they have learnt.

Knowledge Organisers

  • Term 1- Is the world becoming riskier?
  • Term 2- Is the world becoming increasingly interconnected?
  • Term 3- How sustainable is the planet?
  • Term 4- Can we close the urban development gap?
  • Term 5- How is our planet ever changing?
  • Term 6- Advanced geographical skills.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

Paper 1 – Living with the Physical Environment

  • Section A – Natural Hazards – Tectonic Hazards, Weather Hazards and Climate Change
  • Section B – The Living World – Biomes and ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests and Hot Deserts
  • Section C – UK’s Physical Landscapes – River and Coasts

Paper 2 – Challenges of the Human Environment

  • Section A – Urbanising World – Examples of cities in LIC/NEEs – Rio de Janeiro and Example of a UK city – Manchester
  • Section B – The Changing Economic World – The Development Gap, UK’s economy and a case study of a NEE country – Nigeria.
  • Section C – Resource Management – Overall Food, Water and Energy Management and Water Resource Management

Paper 3 – Geographical Applications – Fieldwork based around Hornsea and Salford and Issue Evaluation based around a pre-release by the exam board in March of the exam series year.

How will I be assessed?

  • All units of work have exam question practice running through the schemes of work giving students exposure all command words that would be experienced in the terminal examination for this qualification.
  • Paper 1 – 1 ½ hours examination (35% of the GCSE) – 88 marks
  • Paper 2 – 1 ½ hours examination (35% of the GCSE) – 88 marks
  • Paper 3 – 1 ¼ hours examination (30% of the GCSE) – 76 marks

Which examination board am I following?

Exam Board: AQA

Specification: Geography (8035)

Website: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Ofsted Outstanding Provider