Geography

Key Stage 3

 Year 7 (1.5 hours) Year 8 (1 hour) Year 9 (2 hours)
Baseline Assessment Global Population Tectonics (2017/18 Rivers and Coasts)
Madagascar Hot and Cold Deserts Hot and Cold Deserts (2017/18 Development and Fair Trade)
Britain and its Environment Crime Weather
Tectonics Geology and Limestone Emerging Issues
Brazil and South America Tourism Glaciation

Year 10

Themes

Theme 1

Changing Places – Changing Economies

  • Urbanisation in two contrasting global cities – where people live, work and take part in leisure.
  • Urban and rural processes and change in the UK
  • Global development issues – should we continue to give aid?

Theme 2

Changing Environments

  • Coasts and coastal management
  • Rivers and river management
  • Weather and climate
  • Climate change – causes and effects

Theme 3

Environmental Challenges

  • Ecosystems under threat
  • Water resources and management
  • Desertification

Assessment Format

Paper 1: Investigating Geographical Issues

1 hour 45 minutes – 40%

Three structured data response questions. The final question in each will require a more extended response.

  • Question 1 – Theme 1
  • Question 2 – Theme 2
  • Question 3 – Theme 3

Paper 2: Problem Solving Geography

1 hour 30 minutes – 30%

Three part examination assessing content from across the three themes using a variety of structured data response questions.

  • Part A – Introduce an issue and set the context.
  • Part B – Outline a number of possible solutions to the issue.
  • Part C – Choose a solution and justify their choice in an extended response.

Paper 3: Applied Fieldwork Enquiry

1 hour 30 minutes – 30%

Structured data response with some extended responses.

  • Part A – Fieldwork methodology, presentation and analysis.
  • Part B – How fieldwork can be used to test geographical ideas.
  • Part C – Apply fieldwork techniques to geographic concepts in the UK to make and justify decisions.

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