KS4 Geography

The Geography Curriculum is designed in such a way to ensure that pupils should be inspire with a…

“curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.” – Geography Programme of Study Feb 2013.

Key stage 4 Geography has been introduce in September 2014 following requests from pupils.

Pupils will follow AQA GCSE Geography A (linear) Pupils undertake three 45 minute lessons per week in which they complete 6 units chosen from the bank of units prepared by the exam board.

The assessments for this GCSE includes three written exams.

The main focus of Specification A is an understanding of physical processes and factors that produce diverse and dynamic landscapes that change over time. This includes the interdependence of physical environments and the interaction between people and the environment as well as an understanding of the need for sustainable management of both physical and human environments.

Pupils will learn to appreciate the differences and similarities between people, places and cultures leading to an improved understanding of societies and economies. Controlled assessment will encourage questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives.

Pupils will use varied resources including maps and visual media as well as complex technologies such as GIS and remote sensing, to obtain, present and analyse information.

Pupils will develop essential skills such as problem solving, decision making, synthesising ideas, identifying issues and communicating findings through the undertaking of a fieldwork investigation, individually and as part of a team.

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