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The Bay CE School

Geography

Welcome to the Geography department

Why would people want to live near a volcano? Why do some people choose to live in different countries? What will happen to our planet if temperatures continue to rise?

Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences. As students study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures helping them to become Global Citizens and formulate their own opinions by Geographical enquiries and case studies.  

In Geography our core objective for every student in every lesson is to understand the world around them. We inspire our students to explore new places and bring about positive change. We hope that every student will go on to be successful in life and be part of a global community that cares for each other and the fragile environment we live in. We believe that by studying Geography at the Bay CE School all of our students will be better equipped through the skills and knowledge acquired in lessons to lead fulfilled lives through a better understanding of the world we live in.

 

 

Teachers 

Mrs J Hawley – Head of Geography 

Mrs K Laidler-Jones 

Mr J Wainwright 

Mr M Dennes 

 

How the Curriculum has been adapted following the Covid-19 Pandemic 

Gaps in skills and knowledge have been identified and we have changed the structure of the course to ensure that the content is covered and revisited. We also know that some students have missed some of the vital skills of working with others so there is time for collaborative work built into the curriculum. At all points throughout the course the relevance of Geography to each and every student at our school is highlighted.

Phase 2 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

Year 7 – Topics 

Term 1

Term 2

Autumn

7.1 Place The World

&

Map Skills

7.2 

An introduction to Environmental issues

Spring

7.3 

Coastal Environments

7.4

Our Place – The UK

Summer

7.5

Climate Hazards

7.6 Weather

Fieldwork – Micro Climates

Year 8 – Topics 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Autumn

8.1 Population

8.2 Tectonic Hazards 

Spring

8.3 Going Global

8.4 Asia & China 

Summer

8.5 Rivers

8.6 Africa 

Year 9 – Topics

 

Term 1

Term 2

Autumn

9.1

Ecosystems – comparing biomes

9.2

Climate Change

Spring

Resource Management, Oil as a resource 

Summer

The urban world, Urban change in the UK, Sustainable urban development

Phase 3 (Years 10 and 11)

From Year 10 Geography is an optional subject which is very popular with our students. We follow the AQA exam specification and students sit three exams at the end of Year 11.

Year 10 – Topics

 

Term 1

Term 2

Autumn

Natural Hazards, Tectonic hazards, Weather hazards, Climate change (PAPER 1)

Natural Hazards, Tectonic hazards, Weather hazards, Climate change (PAPER 1)

 

Spring

The development gap, Newly emerging economy case study, The changing UK economy (PAPER 2)  

Summer

Geographical skills, Urban fieldwork

 Coastal fieldwork (PAPER 3)

 

Year 11 – Topics

 

Term 1

Term 2

Autumn

The Living World

Ecosystems

The Living World

Ecosystems

Spring

Resource management

 

Pre release

Paper 3

Summer

Revision

Exams

How parents can support

Homework

Monitoring the completion of weekly homework tasks.  

Reading

Provision of reading materials- newspaper articles, magazine articles- discussions around reading material.

Revision Guide

OUP and PG  Revision Guides available from school

Exam Practice

CGP Revision Guides (above) for examples of answers. 

Timed exam questions at home.

Resources

Revision Guides will contain practice questions. YouTube Literature set texts and examples of how to answer Language questions.

Useful websites

www.nationalgeographic.com

www.bbc.co.uk/news

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography

Career Routes