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Geography

Key Stage 2

Course content

At Key Stage 2 students will be introduced to Geographical concepts and skills. Students will have access to a wide range of topics which will stimulate their wider local and global knowledge.

Year 5

In year 5 students study a number of different topics to allow them to build on their geographical knowledge from Lower School and to start preparing them for KS3 Geography. The topics follow the National Curriculum and students study a range of physical and human geography concepts.

Year 5 Geography Curriculum

Year 6

Year 6 students will begin the year looking at a Physical Geography topic of rivers leading into a country study of Kenya.  The Students will study a range of topics covering both Physical and Human Geography, throughout the year, which builds upon their knowledge, understanding and skills developed in Year 5.

Year 6 Geography Curriculum

Assessments

Students across all year groups will be assessed in geography through various means including, essay style questions, tests, stories and classwork. There will be an emphasis on SPAG in all year groups and in particular the use of geographical vocabulary and using capital letters for places.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

In Year 7 students build on the units studied at KS2. They start by completing a unit focused on their geographical skills which is then reinforced throughout Key Stage 3 and 4.  The students will study topics such as:- Continents and climatic regions of the world, development and a country study of Russia. 

Year 7 Geography Curriculum

Year 8

In Year 8 Students build on prior understanding gained from previous topics in Key Stage 2 and 3 such as Tectonic Hazards and Population.  Students also start to develop knowledge on how to prepare for their GCSE

Year 8 Geography Curriculum 

Assessments

Students across all year groups will be assessed in geography through various means including, essay style questions, tests, stories and classwork.  There will be an emphasis on SPAG in all year groups and in particular the use of geographical vocabulary and using capital letters for places.

Fieldwork Opportunities 

Where possible fieldwork activities will be offered to students to help bring the subject alive. This may be local or further afield.

The department is now registered with the Royal Geographic Society and the Geographical Association, which brings with it exciting opportunities at all Key Stages.

Useful Resources

Digimaps – http://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/ students can get username and password from their Geography teacher

TeachitGeography – www.teachitgeography.co.uk useful for KS3 and KS4 revision and resources. 

http://www.geographyinthenews.rgs.org/

GCSE

In GCSE Geography we follow the Edexcel B specification.  The units include:- Hazardous Earth, Development Dynamics and the UK's Human and Physical Landscape.  These topics are divided into three papers which are assessed at the end of Year 11.  Paper two also includes compulsory fieldwork which is undertaken over two days.

 

Year 9 Geography Curriculum

Year 10 Geography Curriculum

Year 11 Geography Curriculum

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