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Meet the team
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Miss. Burrow

Team Leader

 

Key Stage 3

Learning Aims (Detailed assessment framework)

  • Explaining how geographical features are developed
  • Describing geographical patterns / features
  • Places
  • Issues and changes
  • Map skills
  • Representing geographical information
  • Enquiry
  • Patterns and processes

 

Key Stage 4

Examination Board :  Edexcel Logo

 

Assessment Requirements:
The Edexcel ‘A’ course is examined in 3 units, 2 that are worth 37.5% and 1 that is worth 25%. All exams are 1 hour 30 minutes long.

 

Course Outline:

Studies in Geography will have already taught pupils about how sensitive our planet is to change and the pressures we put on it. Every day we hear about an event that touches people’s lives. In the last few years pupils will be aware of the Japanese Earthquake and the Peru floods. More recently pupils will have seen images of Poverty on Comic Relief.
The exciting new GCSE course is designed to teach about issues the world is facing today. Through an enquiry approach, pupils will get to investigate problems that world leaders are debating. Lessons are interactive and involve debates, role play, ICT research, model building and presentations to the class; to name a few.
Key questions include:

  • Global Warming – how is it going to affect us?
  • What issues will we face in the future with regards resource management?
  • Can we prepare for natural hazards like earthquakes?
  • Should we stop our coastlines disappearing?
  • Is tourism a benefit or a problem?
  • How does different levels of development affect the world?
  • How has biodiversity been affected?

 

Expectations:

Everyone who studies Geography is expected to take part in at least two fieldwork days away from the Academy site. There will also be the opportunity for a residential fieldtrip subject to sufficient interest.
We expect all our pupils to take an active role in lessons, through discussion, presentations and teamwork. We will expect pupils to be aware of events in the news that are relevant to the topics we have studied. Pupils are expected to respect other people’s opinions and be prepared to change their minds.

 

Career Opportunities:

Geography develops so many skills that it can be beneficial to whatever career path you choose to take. The problem solving skills that Geographers possess are a key skill looked for by employers, and recent studies have shown that those who have studied Geography are often favoured over those who have not due to the variety of other skills gained – teamwork, analytical and other transferable skills gained.
Direct career pathways include Teaching, Planning, Public Health, Environmental Organisations and Armed Forces.

Extra-curricular activities relevant to this subject:

Revision and coursework sessions when needed
Booster sessions for pupils who need more 1-1 support.