Subject Leader: Mr George Clegg 

Curriculum Intent 

The intention of the geography curriculum is to develop a student’s knowledge and curiosity for the geographical concepts which underpin the subject, by continually exploring the interconnectedness of physical and human processes; and develop a student’s understanding of the key concepts that connect each area of study through our 5-year curriculum. Studying domains such as tectonics, geomorphology, urbanisation, biology and meteorological processes will allow students to appreciate the vital role that geography plays in developing sustainability, inclusivity and equitability in our global society.

Key Stage 3: Our KS3 topics give students an inspiring, engaging and challenging curriculum. There is a diverse range of content which students are encouraged to think about the big picture, and their role as a responsible citizen in the wider world. There are three thematically-based topics for each year at key stage 3, constructed from some of the key concepts our passionate department identified from years of study in geography. These topics are sequenced to develop an understanding of the different perspectives of geography, from local, national, to international, and how all of these scales interconnect through the processes of physical and human geography.

Key Stage 4: The key stage 4 curriculum is taught in distinct key concepts between physical, human, and skills-based geography to mirror the exam sequence students will experience, building on the domains of knowledge mastered at key stage 3. Over the course of a student’s time in geography they will experience an equal balance of human and physical geography, whilst exploring the key concepts of place, location and space. Our content will enable students to identify how the four types of geography: social, economic, environmental and political, are inherently interconnected and influence their lives in a constant and dynamic way

Year  Term   Topic  Type Of Assessment  Assessment Window 
10 Autumn  Coastal Landscapes (Paper 1 Section C)  Exam Practice on Coastal Landforms and Coastal Management – self-assessed and teacher marked  WB 10th October 
Tectonic Hazards (Paper 1 Section A)  Mini Mock Exam  WB 28th November 
  Exam Practice on Plate Boundaries and Contrasting Earthquake Case Studies– self-assessed and teacher marked  WB 5th December 
Spring Weather Hazards (Paper 1 Section A)  Exam Practice on Extreme Weather in the UK and Tropical Storm Responses – self-assessed and teacher marked  WB 9th January 
Climate Change (Paper 1 Section A)  Mini Mock Exam  WB 30th January 
Ecosystems (Paper 1 Section B)  Exam Practice on Impacts of Deforestation - self-assessed and teacher marked  WB 20th February 
Tropical Rainforests (Paper 1 Section B)  Full Paper 1 Mock Exam  WB 27th March 
Hot Deserts (Paper 1 Section B)     
Summer Urban Issues and Challenges (Paper 2 Section A)  Exam Practice on Favela Bairro Project  WB 15th May 
11 Autumn Urban Issues and Challenges (Paper 2 Section A)  Full Paper 1 Mock Exam  WB 26th September 
Changing Economic World (Paper 2 Section B)  Exam Practice on Opportunities and Challenges in Manchester  WB 14th November 
  Combined Papers Mock Exam  WB 5th December 
Spring Changing Economic World (Paper 2 Section B)  Exam Practice on TNCs in Nigeria  WB 16th January 
  Full Paper 2 Mock Exam  WB 20th March 
Summer Issue Evaluation and Fieldwork (Paper 3 Section A and B)  Exam Practice on Issue and Fieldwork Evaluation – self-assessed and teacher marked   WB 24th April 
Paper 1 Revision     
Paper 2 Revision     
Paper 3 Revision     

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