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Geography

 
Geography is the gateway to the world!  It allows students understand their world and the lives of other people both near and far. Our world is an exciting place - so the study of it should be too. It is a subject which has something for everyone, science, arts, people and politics, its all there!

You will gain an understanding of the relationships between people and the environment, the diversity of cultures and landscape, and the constant changes in landscapes, economies and societies.

Geography KS3 assessment guide HERE

The KS3 teaching builds a firm foundation of geographical knowledge and understanding.

 

Term 1A

Term 1B

Term 2A

Term 2B

Term 3A

Term 3B

YEAR 7

 

Introduction to Geography & Global Links

Glaciation

MAP skills

MAP skills

Carbon Footprints

Extreme Environments

YEAR 8

 

Natural Hazards

 

Trade and Development

Super Power Geography

Weathering and Rivers

Coasts

YEAR 9

Population

Deforestation and sustainable strategies

Sustainable Cities

Extreme Weather

The GCSE KS4 course aims to further the students’ knowledge and understanding of human and physical geography and improve their geographical skills.  The Exam Board is Edexcel.

KS4 GCSE UNITS

YEAR 10

EDEXCEL 

  • Development Dilemmas
  • Physical landscape (Coasts and Rivers)
  • Human landscape
  • Challenges of an Urban World
  • No coursework element

YEAR 11

EDEXCEL 

  • Hazardous Earth

A LEVEL GEOGRAPHY: COURSE CONTENT

UNIT 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards, Landscape systems, Processes and change (Glaciated landscapes and Change or Coastal Landscapes and change). The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity, The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security, Climate Change Futures.

UNIT 2: Globalisation and Shaping places (Regenerating Places or Diverse places), Superpowers, Global Development and Connections.

UNIT 3: Synoptic themes. Players, Attitudes and Actions, Futures and uncertainties.

UNIT 4: Coursework

Based on two separate days of fieldwork relating to the compulsory or optional content. Students will produce a written report which is internally assessed and externally moderated.

A Level Geography assessment:

Three externally assessed exams. Physical Geography 30% of the A level qualification. Human Geography 30% of the A level qualification and a Synoptic paper which is 20% of the A level qualification. One piece of coursework which is 20% of the A level qualification. Marked internally assessed and externally moderated.

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/geography-2016.html

Geography ‘A’ Level develops transferable skills such as communication (written and spoken); numeracy, graphicacy, problem solving, decision-making and team work. Geography will develop skills used in a multitude of industries including 

Leisure and Tourism, Banking, Civil Service, Journalism, Engineering, Media, Law, Teaching, Charities, Town Planning and Environment and within the growing sustainability industry.

Part of the ‘A’ Level course is taking part in fieldwork. The Geography department has taken Year 13 students to Iceland as part of their A level Unit 4 Tectonic Processes fieldwork. Fieldwork gives students the opportunity to see the Earth’s complex systems in action and to examine first-hand how people and the environment interact.

WHO'S IN THE TEAM?

Geography is taught by specialists all with Geography degrees. Their enthusiasm for the subject is evident.

Please contact us at Geography@central.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Ms. R. Begum, Teacher of Geography/Student Council Co-ordinator

Ms. H. McKenzie, Teacher of Geography

Ms. H. Houghton, Teacher of Geography 

Ms. R. Rehman, Second in Charge of Humanities