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Hilbre High School Humanities College

Hilbre High School
Humanities College

Geography

The study of Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected.

The key concepts that underpin the study of Geography are an understanding of:

  1. Place
  2. Space
  3. Scale
  4. Interdependence
  5. Physical and human processes
  6. Environmental interaction and sustainable development.
  7. Cultural understanding and diversity

Students learn through the processes of geographical enquiry, fieldwork, use of maps, photographs, ICT, graphs, model making and problem solving. There is a strong emphasis on learning about current events on a local, regional and global scale.

Assessment is carried out through termly assessment tasks, homework and tests; at the end of which a level description is awarded describing the student’s performance.

Key Stage 3

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn

Skills

How maps are used and interpreted in geography, including grid references, contour lines and distance measurements.

Ecosystems

The types of ecosystems and their distribution. How the climate is different in different ecosystems. How animals and plants vary in different ecosystems.

Coast

The processes occurring at the coast and the landforms present there. The use of maps along the coastline.

Globalisation and Development

How countries are measured using development indicators and how HICs can support the development of LICs and NEEs. The impact that globalisation has on people and place.

Spring

Natural Hazards

The types of natural hazards in the UK and around the world. How these affect people and place.

Our Place

The difference between the UK, GB and the British Isles. The locations of the continents.

Tropical Rainforests

The structure and distribution of rainforests. The types of animals and plants found in the rainforest and the impact of deforestation.

Urban Issues

How growth affects urban areas in HICs and LICs, and how the problems can be managed.

Summer

Rivers

The processes happening in rivers and the features found along the long profile. How floods are caused and the impact they have on people and place.

China

The impact of rural-urban migration in China and the reasons behind the changing population in cities.

Key Stage 4 AQA GCSE Geography

Term

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn

Tropical Rainforests

The distribution and structure of the rainforests. Why deforestation occurs and the impacts of this. How the rainforest can be sustainably managed.

Coastal Landscapes in the UK

The landforms and processes occurring at the coast. The impacts of coastal erosion and how hard and soft engineering methods can be used to protect people and place.

Tectonic Hazards

The cause and nature of tectonic hazards and the impacts that they have on people and place. How tectonic hazards can be monitored and mitigated against.

Changing Economic World

How countries can be measured using development indicators and the limitations of these. How development is represented in the DTM and the impacts of development on LICs and HICs. How HICs can support the development of LICs and NEEs. The impact that TNCs have on LICs and NEEs.

Tectonic Hazards

The cause and nature of tectonic hazards and the impacts that they have on people and place. How tectonic hazards can be monitored and mitigated against.

Changing Economic World

How countries can be measured using development indicators and the limitations of these. How development is represented in the DTM and the impacts of development on LICs and HICs. How HICs can support the development of LICs and NEEs. The impact that TNCs have on LICs and NEEs.

Spring

Hot Deserts

The distribution of hot desert environments. The opportunities for development in the desert. The causes of desertification and how it can be prevented.

Tectonic Hazards

The cause and nature of tectonic hazards and the impacts that they have on people and place. How tectonic hazards can be monitored and mitigated against.

Weather Hazards and Climate Change

The types of weather hazards and their distribution. How a tropical storm forms and the impact they can have on people and place. How tropical storms can be monitored and mitigated against. The causes and impacts of climate change and how we can mitigate against and adapt to climate change.

Coastal Landscapes in the UK

The landforms and processes occurring at the coast. The impacts of coastal erosion and how hard and soft engineering methods can be used to protect people and place.

Weather Hazards and Climate Change

The types of weather hazards and their distribution. How a tropical storm forms and the impact they can have on people and place. How tropical storms can be monitored and mitigated against. The causes and impacts of climate change and how we can mitigate against and adapt to climate change

Coastal Landscapes in the UK

The landforms and processes occurring at the coast. The impacts of coastal erosion and how hard and soft engineering methods can be used to protect people and place.

Summer

Weather Hazards and Climate Change

The types of weather hazards and their distribution. How a tropical storm forms and the impact they can have on people and place. How tropical storms can be monitored and mitigated against. The causes and impacts of climate change and how we can mitigate against and adapt to climate change.

Coastal Landscapes in the UK

The landforms and processes occurring at the coast. The impacts of coastal erosion and how hard and soft engineering methods can be used to protect people and place.

Pre-release material

Analysis of the pre-release material provided by the exam board for Unit 3.

 AQA A level Geography / Eduqas A level Geology

Term

Year 12 Geography

Year 13 Geography

Year 12 Geology

Year 13 Geology

Autumn

Water and Carbon Cycles

How the water and carbon cycles interact and are affected by human and natural factors.

Changing Places

How people perceive place and how places evolve over time and with cultural and business influences.

Systems and Coastal Landscapes

The role of processes in a coastal system and how this leads to the development of landforms at the coast. The management of a coastal system.

Fieldwork (NEA)

Fieldwork data collection and write up for the Non Examined Assessment.

Elements, minerals and rocks

The properties of minerals found in rocks.

The rock cycle

The formation of rocks within the rock cycle.

Past life and past climates

How evolution has occurred throughout geological time.

Earth materials and natural resources

How natural resources form and are extracted.

Spring

Hazards

How hazards, including earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires and tropical storms, affect people and place.

Global Systems and Governance

The impact of globalisation around the world. How TNCs impact developing countries. The concept of ‘global commons’.

Resource Security

The development of resources and the impact of the lack of a resource on a population. How resource security can be improved.

Time and change

How fossils form and how fossils help to construct the geological timeline.

Earth structure and global tectonics

The structure and composition of the Earth.

Geohazards

The formation of hazards and how they are managed.

Geological map applications

How to interpret data on geological maps.

Geology of the lithosphere

How processes lead to the formation of the crust.

Summer

Systems and Coastal Landscapes

Fieldwork (NEA)

 

Rock forming processes

How rocks are formed and how this links to the textures of them.

Rock deformation

How rocks are affected by stress and strain.

 

Resources

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO_NJk4KnkdLtMO9bpuFAig

https://www.bbc.com/education/examspecs/zy3ptyc

CGP revision guides

SamLearning

Support & Extra Curricular Opportunities

Year 7 trip to Chester Zoo (Ecosystems)

Year 8 trip to Liverpool (Urban Issues)

Fieldwork is completed in Year 10 for the Unit 3 exam

Trip to Iceland (GCSE and A level students only)