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Geography

GEOGRAPHY AT KING ECGBERT SCHOOL 

Students study a mix of human, physical and environmental geography. Students are given the opportunity to study at a range of different scales – local, regional, national and global. 

We aim to inspire an interest in places and issues around the world. We want to create a sense of awe and wonder about the world we live in. 

Each year 5 or 6 topics are completed, each one lasting half a term. Students are assessed at the end of each topic. Assessments may be in the form of written tests, oral presentations, projects, essays, posters or group work. 

KEY STAGE 3 

At KS3 students are taught 2 x one hour periods a week each year. In Year 8 Geography is taught in 3 x 1 hour periods per fortnight. Homework is set three times per half term. There is the opportunity for fieldwork in each year of KS3. 

KEY STAGE 4 

GCSE Geography is an option available to all students. The course is taught in 3 x 1 hour periods per week in Y10 and 2 x 1 hour periods per week in Y11. Fieldwork plays an important part of the course. 

Currently, controlled assessment accounts for 25% of the final GCSE grade. From 2016 controlled assessment is no longer part of the course, instead there will be an exam based on fieldwork. 

Course: Geography AQA Specification A 

Students are entered for the examination at either Higher (A*- E) or Foundation (C – G) Level 

GEOGRAPHY IN THE SIXTH FORM 

At KS5 we offer AS and A2 geography. In Year 12 and Year 13 students receive 5 x one hour periods a week. Fieldwork is an important part of the course and is essential for exam success. Students must complete an individual piece of coursework which amounts to 20% of the final grade. 

The main fieldwork in Year 12 is a 1 night, 2  day stay at the East Coast when the topics studied include coastal processes and the study of the changes in a local town. 

The course is divided into physical and human geography and is taught by 2 members of staff. 

Course: Geography AQA is the exam board offered for AS and A2 level. 

Year   Half term  Topics covered 
Fantastic Places – Describing 
  Map skills 
  Earthquakes 
  Brazil 
  Global Issues 
  Castleton – limestone landscapes 

  

Year  Half term  Topics covered 
Tourism 
  Volcanoes 
  Population 
  Life in a shanty town 
  Survival 
  Conflict in the local area 

  

Year  Half term  Topics covered 
Micro climate field work 
  Japan 
  South Africa 
  Israel Conflict 
  Risky World 
  Fashion and Globalisation 

  

Year  Half term  Topics covered 
10  Restless Earth 
  Restless Earth / Population 
  Population 
  Changing Urban Environments 
  Changing Urban Environments / Controlled Assessment 
  Controlled Assessment 

  

Year  Half term  Topics covered 
11  Tourism 
  Tourism / Water on the land 
  Water on the land 
  Weather and climate 
  Weather and climate 
  Exam leave