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Geography

During Geography lessons students will extend their knowledge of the world’s countries and their physical and human features. They will be able to explain how geographical processes interact to create distinctive human and physical landscapes that are dynamic and change over time. 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 spatial 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 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 which exist/existed.
 

Key Stage 3

An outline of what students will study during their time at New College Leicester throughout Key Stage 3 is set out in the table below. Year 7 Geography is taught as part of Humanities and is shown:

 

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn Term 1 Geography – An introduction Brilliant Biomes Hazardous Earth
Autumn Term 2 Where on Earth – Map Skills Land of Ice – Glaciers Investigating India and Energy Resources
Spring Term 1 Local Study – Leicester’s development Supply and Demand – Fuelling the planet Investigating Megacities – Lagos
Spring Term 2 What lies Beneath – Geology Local fieldwork study – Leicester Decisions, Decisions – Finding sustainable solutions
Summer Term 1 Devastating Disasters Interconnected World – TNCs and Globalisation Raging Rivers – Processes and Landforms
Summer Term 2 Watery World Oceans on the Edge Coastline Challenges and Controversies

 

KS3 Geography Curriculum – Information about what students in KS3 will be taught.

 

Key Stage 4

Year 10 and 11 students studying GCSE Geography will be studying the Edexcel Geography B specification (1GB0).

What to expect – Information for parents and students to help you understand what is covered on the GCSE course:

Year 10 Year 11
Autumn Term 1 UK physical Geography – Rivers
People and the Biosphere
Hazardous Earth Review
Exam Technique
Consuming Energy Resources Review
Autumn Term 2 Dynamic Cities – UK Birmingham vs London Deepening knowledge and Skills Building exam confidence – Paper 2
Spring Term 1 Mega Mumbai Development Dynamics – India Review
Spring Term 2 UK Dynamic Cites – Fieldwork Birmingham Place Specific Detail – Case Studies Revision
Summer Term 1 UK Physical Landscapes Coastal Change and Conflict Skills and Knowledge Review – Paper 1
Summer Term 2 Investigating Coastal Landscapes Fieldwork Hunstanton Skills and Knowledge Review – Paper 3

 

Year 10 and 11 Revision Support and Resources:

Here are some useful books that can be purchased for Year 10 and 11 geographers studying for the Edexcel Geography B (9-1):

Student work book

Student revision guide

Below are some useful documents giving information on Geography topics for Year 10 students studying for the Edexcel Geography B (9-1):

Topic 1 Hazardous Earth.
Topic 2 Development Dynamics.
Topic 3 Challenges of an Urbanising World.
Topic 4 UK Evolving Physical Landscape.
Topic 5 UK Evolving Human Landscape.
Topic 7 People and the biosphere, Topic 8 Forests under threat and Topic 9 Consuming energy resources.

Paper 1 Development Dynamics Case study – India booklet

Year 10 student GCSE help booklet

Speak it, write it booklets.
 

Year 11 Revision Support and Resources:

Below are some useful information sheets and revision questions for Year 11:

Paper 1 Development Dynamics Case study – India booklet

Coastal Fieldwork – Hunstanton booklet.
Coast line information sheet.
Economic development information sheet.
Natural hazards information sheet.
Population and Settlement information sheet.
Rivers information sheet.
Coasts 4 mark questions.
River revision.
Natural hazards 4 mark questions.

Year 11 student GCSE help booklet

Speak it, write it booklets.
4+ extended writing practice booklet.
Diagram Practice Sheets.
 

Resources:

KS3 Baseline test

KS3 Baseline mark scheme

KS4 Baseline test

KS4 Baseline mark scheme

KS4 – The Grade 9 Handbook

Students may want to purchase a useful CGP revision guide via this link: New Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography Edexcel Revision Guide.

Students may want to purchase a useful CGP exam practice workbook via this link: New Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography Edexcel B: Investigating Geographical Issues – Exam Practice Workbook.

Students may want to purchase a useful CGP exam practice mark scheme via this link: New Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography Edexcel B: Investigating Geographical Issues – Answers (for Workbook).

Students may want to purchase a useful textbook via this link: GCSE Geography Edexcel B Student Book.

Students may want to purchase these useful revision cards via this link: GCSE Geography Edexcel B Revision cards.

Command words – Command words are used consistently across GCSE and A level mark tariffs.

Key words – Key words for students, a copy of which students will receive in a booklet.

Comparing development worksheet.

Identifying river features worksheet.

Using proportional flow lines worksheet.

Useful websites – A list of useful websites for case study revision.

Students may want to purchase a useful Geography dictionary as a useful tool and resource via this link: A Dictionary of Geography (Oxford Quick Reference).

Students may want to purchase this useful pocket sized revision guide via this link: Geography GCSE Pocket Posters: The Pocket-Sized Revision Guide.

 

Online Book Access:

Active Teach, an online book with all lessons and work sheets on to support all Geographers, can be accessed via this link: Online book access and use the access code 0038518 to set yourself up.

 

Numeracy in Geography:

Numeracy in Geography information

Guide to Maths for Geographers

 

Schemes of Work in Geography:

Topic 1 – Hazardous Earth.

Topic 2 – Development dynamics.

Topic 3 – Challenges of an urbanising world.

Topic 4 – The UKs evolving physical landscape.

Topic 5 – The UKs evolving human landscape.

Topics 7, 8 and 9 – People and environment issues.

 

Marking and feedback:

Geography Marking and Feedback Policy.

 

Grade boundaries and Assessment in Geography:

Geography grade boundaries review.

 

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Please follow the school’s Twitter feed along with Miss Smith’s Twitter posts. Useful links and guidance relating to GCSE Geography will be shared, including up to date news bulletins, resources and revision ideas. The faculty will photograph and record any good practice from our Geographers so look out for your work online.

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Mrs J Smith – Head of Geography

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