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Key Stage 3

 

 

 

 

What do students study and in what order?

Year 7 – 1. My World; What is Geography? My Favourite Place. 2. Our World: Skatepark Project.  3. Active World: Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. 4. Our World: Map Skills 5. Our World: Settlement and Migration 6. Our World: Energy 7. Living World: Weather and Climate

Year 8 – 8. Hazardous World: Natural Hazards and Climate Change. 9. Amazing World: Ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests, Deserts, Polar regions

10. Diverse World: Brazil. 11.Coasts and Rivers

How are students assessed?

Students will sit a formal assessment at the end of each topic. A range of short and longer questions which assess location knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical knowledge and geographical skills. There are also opportunities for less formal in class assessment that helps us to monitor student’s progress. 

How can parents best support their child?

Supporting your child with their homework and offering advice on improvements will be of valuable assistance. Students benefit from watching the news, reading newspapers and generally discussing every day issues, so many of which are geographical.

Making use of the departmental website (rossettgeography.weebly.com) and other sites such as Bitesize, Cool Geography etc.

Key Stage 4

 

 

 

What topics do students study and in what order?

Year 9: 1. Issue Evaluation 2. The Challenge of Natural Hazards: 3. The Living World 4. Local fieldwork

Year 10: 5. Urban Issues and Challenges 6. Physical landscapes of the UK: Coasts and rivers 7. Physical field work

Year 11:  8. Changing Economic World 9. Human fieldwork 10. Challenge of Resource Management 111. Issue Evaluation

What exam board do we follow?

AQA https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035

How are students assessed?

At the end of the course students will sit 3 exams:

Paper 1: Living with the Physical Environment (1 hour 30 minutes,35% of GCSE)

Paper 2: Challenges of the Human Environment (1 hour 30 minutes, 35% of GCSE)

Paper 3: Geographical Applications (1 hour 15 minutes, 30% of GCSE)

Students are assessed throughout the course with end of unit assessments based on past and specimen GCSE papers and weekly recall tests with interleaving exam questions.

 

How can parents best support their child?

Supporting your child with their homework and offering advice on improvements will be of valuable assistance. Students benefit from watching the news, reading newspapers and generally discussing every day issues, so many of which are geographical.

Encouraging your child to make use of the revision guide, exam question work booklet (sold in school) and the departmental website(rossettgeography.weebly.com). In addition, there are other websites such as other sites such as Bitesize, Cool Geography, Handy Geography etc.

Key Stage 5

What do students study and in what order?

Year 12Physical Topics: Coastal Systems and Landscapes; Water Cycle. Human Topics: Changing Places; Contemporary Urban Environments. Non Examined Assessment: Planning for and carrying out Independent Investigation (four day residential field work)

Year 13 – Physical Topics: Carbon Cycle; Hazards Human Topics: Contemporary Urban Environments, Global Systems and Global Governance

What exam board do we follow?

AQA https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level/geography-7037/specification-at-a-glance

How are students assessed?

At the end of the course students will sit 2 exams:

Component 1: Physical geography (2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A-level)

Component 2: Human geography (2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A-level)

Component 3: Component 3: Geography fieldwork investigation (3,000–4,000 words 20% of A-level)

Students are assessed throughout the course with end of unit assessments based on past and specimen A Level papers and weekly recall tests with interleaving exam questions.

How can parents best support their child?

At A Level, it is expected that students are independent and take responsibility for their own learning, however they benefit from parents showing an interest and discussing their work. A Level Geographers need to read widely around the subject, having news apps on their phone, subscribing to periodicals (Geography Review), watching the news and being given the opportunity to discuss current issues, so many of which are geographical, will put them at an advantage.

The departmental website(rossettgeography.weebly.com) is kept up to date with course content and links to further reading. In addition, there are other websites such as other sites such as Cool Geography, Handy Geography etc.

 

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