Geography

Head of Department: Mrs E Breckenridge
Teachers: Mrs C East, Miss L'Enfant, Mrs Thwaites
Subject: Geography

Year: 7
Autumn First Half Eastleigh
Local, national and global links

Autumn Second Half Wonderful World
Stonehenge, Svalbard, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Dubai
Spring First Half A walk on the wild side
Rainforest structure, cycles, people, misuse
Spring Second Half Weather and Climate
Microclimates, air pressure, rainfall, snow
Summer First Half Changing World
Climate change from past to present to future
Glaciation
Summer Second Half Sustainable futures
Sustainable Toynbee
Sustainable music festival
Assessment/exams: Each unit is assessed with extended writing or an exam

Subject: Geography

Year: 8
Autumn First Half Rivers
Water cycle, drainage basin, processes, landform
s
Autumn Second Half Resource misuse
E waste, mobile phones, coltan, fossil fuels, plastic
Spring First Half Water
Use, misuse, Aral sea, pollution
Spring Second Half China and UK
Physical characteristics, tourism, industry, urbanisation,
Summer First Half Olympics
Urban regeneration, problems and benefits
Summer Second Half People of the world
Population changes and issues faced by countries such as Tuvalu, Thailand, St Lucia and Easter Island 
Assessment/exams: Each unit is assessed with extended writing or an exam


Subject: Geography

Year: 9
Autumn First Half Human Movement
Development, aid, trade, Fairtrade, location factors, MNCs.
Autumn Second Half Same as Autumn First Half
Spring First Half Climatic Hazards
Tropical storm characteristics, impacts and reducing the impacts. Japan and USA case studies.
Spring Second Half Risky World
Landmines, migration, blood diamonds, shanty towns, coral reefs, hot and cold deserts.
Summer First Half Physical Movement
Avalanches, tornadoes, coasts, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunami
Summer Second Half Same as Summer First Half
Assessment/exams: Each unit is assessed with extended writing or GCSE specimen exams.



Subject: Geography

Year: 10
Autumn First Half Development - factors that limit, world divide, aid
Climatic Hazards - tropical storms and drought: characteristics; impacts; reducing the impacts. USA and Myanmar
Autumn Second Half Population
Overpopulation, aging population, shanty towns, international migration, managing populations
Spring First Half Rivers
Hydrological cycle, drainage basin, processes, landforms, flooding causes, impacts and management.
Spring Second Half Tectonic Hazards
Earthquakes and volcanoes; characteristics; impacts; reducing the impacts. Haiti and Japan.
Summer First Half Settlement
Urbanisation, counter urbanisation, eco towns, urban land use models, sustainable development, retail patterns and changes
Summer Second Half Coasts
Processes, erosion and deposition landforms, coastal protection.
Assessment/exams: Each unit is assessed with a GCSE mock exam.




Subject: Geography

Year: 11
Autumn First Half Controlled Assessment
An in depth investigation into one aspect of the syllabus worth 25% of the GCSE.
Autumn Second Half Industry
Employment structures, characteristics of primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary industry, MNCs and climate change.
Spring First Half Mock exam preparation and reflection
Spring Second Half Revision and past papers
Summer First Half Revision and past papers
Summer Second Half  
Assessment/exams: Each unit is assessed with a GCSE mock exam.

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