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Year 11

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:

Unit 1 Managing Places in the 21st Century -  37.5% of the total marks

Summary of Content

The coastal environment

The urban environment

1hour 30 minute exam. All questions to be answered

 

Unit 2: Hostile world and Investigating the shrinking world -  37.5% of the total marks

Summary of Content

Section A: Living with natural hazards and The challenge of extreme environments

Section B: Investigating the globalisation of industry and Investigating global tourism

1hour 30 minute exam. Answer one question from Section A and one question from Section B.

Controlled Assessment

Unit 3: Local investigation including fieldwork and Geographical issue investigation 25% of total marks

Task One: Local investigation including fieldwork (15% ) Word guidance of 1200. 4 hour write-up under direct supervision.

Summary of Content: hypothesis or question from a one of the 4 topics

  1. The coastal environment
  2. The urban environment
  3. Investigating the globalisation of industry
  4. Investigating global tourism

Task Two: Geographical issue investigation (10%) Word guidance of 800. 2 hour write-up under direct supervision.

Summary of Content: exam board direct research question from either topic

  1. Energy in the 21st century
  2. Water – a precious resource

Controlled assessment, deadlines and examination

KS4

Topics Covered and Controlled Assessment  Dates

Year 11

Autumn 1st half term

 

Complete CA1

Unit 2: Living with natural hazards.

Students to explore the causes, effects, response and future trends of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, tropical storms and wildfires.

Autumn 2nd half term

Unit 2: Living with natural hazards.

Students to explore the causes, effects, response and future trends of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, tropical storms and wildfires.

Mock exams

Spring 1st half term

Unit 2  Investigating a Shrinking World: Tourism

Students to be taught about how tourism has become an increasingly varied and global industry and the reasons for this. Students will learn how the tourism industry impacts many parts of the developing world and how it can help bridge the development gap.

Spring 2nd half term

Unit 2  Investigating a Shrinking World: Tourism

Students to be taught how tourism can create challenges for people and environment, at different scales and how these challenges can be planned for and managed in a sustainable way.

Summer 1st half term

Revision for Units 1 and 2

Summer 2nd half term

Exams.

Controlled assessment/Coursework

Task One: Local Investigation including Fieldwork (15% of the total marks)

A hypothesis or question is developed from one of the 4 areas below

  1. The Coastal Environment
  2. The Urban Environment
  3. Investigating the Globalisation of Industry
  4. Investigating Global Tourism

Task Two: Geographical Issue Investigation (10% of the total marks)

A research project is carried out with a title chosen by the exam board on either of the topics

Energy in the 21st Century

Water – a precious resource

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