Geography

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Here you will find a number of links to interesting programmes which you can listen to which link to the Geographical knowledge and skills that you will develop in the classroom.

1.  Forest Fires and Climate Change - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000nc25

2. American Bald Eagle - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04t0v6r

3. Air conditioning and the environment - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000p109

4. Earth as a country! - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zd8f7

5. Build, build, build - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mj28

Geographers will learn about the complex human and physical processes and begin to ask questions about challenges and solutions to geographical issues.  Geographers will develop geographical skills in interpreting various data sources and continue to enrich their locational knowledge and special understanding with a focus on places specific details. 

Students will be introduced to a wide variety of issues facing our environment and develop ways to identify, describe, explain analyse, evaluate and assess topics including climate change, immigration, population increase, resource consumption, urbanisation and sustainability.  As part of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, students will have opportunities to engage in discussions and activities which highlight the diversity of the world in which they live and learn about various societies, cultures and belief systems.

Where can Geography take you? Careers and Employability

Intent: Our Geography curriculum enables students to understand the complex physical and human processes on planet Earth.

Overview: During Geography lessons students will be introduced to powerful geographical knowledge of the worlds physical and human features and processes. Geographers will develop skills in interpreting various data sources and continue to enrich their locational knowledge and spatial understanding with a focus on place specific details. Geographers will have the opportunity to discover, explore and understand their world during trips and fieldwork.

Our exciting curriculum is underpinned by key geographical concepts and themes, these include;

Concepts

Themes

Dynamic – Our constantly changing world - Cause and effect – Physical and human processes

Living Earth: Physical and human processes, nutrient cycle, carbon cycle, water cycle, services

 

Environment - Place, site and situation

Interconnected Planet: Cause and effect, connections, trade, migration and climate systems

Scale - Place and space (Individual, local, regional, national, international)

Effects - SEEP

Citizen - Responsibility, demand and consumption, debate, conservation, lifestyle, footprint and choices

Response and management – Mitigating risks

Innovation – Information and Technology

My Part: Relevance, footprint, Ideas and solutions

Future – scenarios, predicting and projecting

Collaboration – working with others

Ethics– fair trade, quality of life, reducing inequalities

Proving a Point: Fieldwork, using data / GIS, place specific details, analysing evidence and making suggestions.

Result – Impact of change - SEEP

Solutions – considering others

Sustainability - Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.

Resilient Communities: Happy people, healthy economies, healthy environments – DME, problem solvers

Students will develop ways to identify, describe, explain, analyse, evaluate and assess topics including climate change, immigration, population increase, resource consumption, urbanisation and sustainability. As part of the spiritual moral, social and cultural development students will have opportunities engage in discussions and activities which highlight the diversity of the world in which they live.

Geographers will develop their ‘This is Us’ attributes throughout their learning journey to enable them to lead successful lives.

Long-term plan:

 

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Aut1

Interconnected World

What is Geography?

Brilliant Biomes

Why are there different biomes in different places?

Atmospheric Change

How can I affect the atmosphere?

 

How does the world’s climate system function, why does it change?

People and the biosphere & Evolving Physical Landscape

Why is the biosphere so important to human wellbeing and how do humans use and modify it to obtain resources?

 

Why does the physical landscape of the UK vary?

Challenges of a Urbanising World – Mumbai

What are the causes and challenges of rapid urban change?

 

Why does quality of life vary in Mumbai?

 

Aut2

Our Dynamic Planet

How is our planet changing?

Land of Ice – Glaciers

How do glaciers impact on our world?

Booming BRICS

Which country could be the next superpower?

UK Evolving Human Landscape – Birmingham

Why are places and people changing in the UK?

Forests Under Threat and Consuming Energy Resources

What are the threats to forest biomes and how can they be reduced?

 

How can demand for energy be met without serious environmental consequences?

Spr1

Investigating Leicester

How am I part of Leicester’s evolution?

Finding out through Fieldwork

Where does information come from and is it always useful?

Investigating Megacities – Lagos vs London

Why are mega cities popular and what challenges do they face?

Development Dynamics – India

What is the scale of global inequality and how can it be reduced?

Revision Paper 1

Spr2

What lies Beneath?

How are landscapes formed?

Fuelling the World

Why should countries diversify their energy mix?

Making Sustainable Decisions

Why do some issues cause conflict between groups?

River Processes and Pressures

Why is there a variety of river landscapes in the UK?

How can river landscapes be managed?

 

Revision Paper 2

Sum1

Devastating Disasters

What causes a disaster?

The Geography of My Stuff

How am I part of globalisation?

Raging Rivers

How do rivers affect the landscape and people?

Coastal Change and Conflict – Hunstanton

Why is there a variety of distinctive coastal landscapes in the UK?

How can coastlines be managed?

Revision Paper 3

Sum2

Watery World

 

How important is the hydrological cycle?

Oceans on the Edge

 

How can physical and human processes affect the coast?

Coastline Challenges and Controversies

 

Are all coastal areas worth protecting?

Hazardous Earth – Climatic and Tectonic Hazards

How can climate change be hazardous for people?

Why does tectonic activity and management vary with location?

Exams