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Year 10

Subject: GEOGRAPHY Year 10: 2017.18

Description of activities

 

This course will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

 

  • Current issues, that both people and the environment, face, at a local, national and international scale
  • Global challenges and how these can be managed and mitigated sustainably.
  • Values and attitudes to the environment and how people interact with and respond to it.
  • Preparation for understanding the world in which they are going to live and work.
  • Understanding the role as a global citizen and raise awareness of their responsibility to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.
  • Research, analytical and presentation skills

 

Learning will be assessed by:

 

 

Living with the physical environment

 

Challenges in the human environment

 

Geographical applications

 

Students will be examined across 3 papers.

  • Papers 1 (Physical geography) and 2 (Human geography) are 1 hour 30 minutes and are worth 88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology (SPaG)) and make up 35% of the course each.
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  • The 3rd paper assesses geographical skills and fieldwork techniques. This paper lasts 1 hour 15 minutes and is worth 76 marks (including 6 marks for SPaG), which is worth 30% of GCSE. As part of the paper a resources booklet is made available 12 weeks before the exam.
  • Further information can be found on the AQA exam board website:
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http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035/specification-at-a-glance

 

 

Examination

KS4

Topics Covered and Controlled Assessment  Dates

Year 10

Autumn 1st half term

 

The challenge of natural hazards

Students will learn about the challenges of natural hazards; tectonics, tropical storms, flooding and climate change

Autumn 2nd half term

The challenge of natural hazards

Students will learn about the challenges of natural hazards; tectonics, tropical storms, flooding and climate change

Spring 1st half term

The living world

Students will learn about the structure, threats and management of ecosystems, such as the tropical rainforest.

Spring 2nd half term

The living world

Students will explore the characteristics of hot deserts and flora and fauna adaptations and human interaction.

 

Summer 1st half term

Coastal Process

Processes and features of coastal landforms, along with development of issues and management strategies.

 

Summer 2nd half term

Section A: Issue evaluation, fieldwork and geographical skills

Students will undergo investigative work and fieldwork methods, then apply and explore a wide variety of data presentation, mapping and data interpretation skills.

 

Revision Sites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/tourism/

http://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/newgcses/geo_landt/new/geography_b_materials.php

 Revision  guides can be purchased from the department

Apps to support subject:

Geography GCSE Revision by EducationApps Ltd

Podcasts on the school website

Planned Support:

Support is available after school by arrangement with Mrs Haley and Mr Harker or via email

shaley@theacademyselsey-tkat.org           rharker@theacademyselsey-tkat.org