Geography is here to promote a love for our world. We want to promote inquisitive minds. We want to promote fascination with the natural world. We want to inspire tomorrow's geographers with a sense of awe and wonder at our planet and how best to care for Earth. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people on all continents, climates and challenges. The physical knowledge of our planet is coupled with human adaptations which enables tomorrow's geographers to understand the complex relationship we share with this planet and how they must strive for a sustainable future.
A variety of approaches are taken to teaching Geography so lessons are stimulating and engaging. Pupil voice is used and feedback from pupils reflected upon in working parties to ever improve the learning experience.
Programmes of Study
Cartography and the UK, A rivers profile, Exploring the Middle East, The restless earth, Ecosystems and TRF.
Weather, climate and TRS, Population change, Can the earth cope?
The impact of tourism on National Parks, The development gap and migration. GCSE P1,SB The living world
P2 SA Urban issues and challenges, P1 SA The challenge of Natural Hazards, P1 SC Physical landscapes in the UK (Coasts) P3 SA Fieldwork
P3 SA fieldwork P2 SC The challenge of resource management, P2 SB The changing economic world, P1 SC Physical landscapes in the UK (Rivers) P3 SB Issue Evaluation
Marking and Assessment
Five Year curriculum.
Exercise books are for pupils to take down class notes and express their learning and develop thoughts. Therefore, the marking of class work is not required so is not routine practice.
Home learning tasks are set weekly/ fortnightly, and shorter tasks will be marked by the teacher or peer/ self-assessed. General and specific comments are given for pupils to then self/ peer correct which is done using the camera. At GCSE extended writing is set once a week (9m Q) and shorter tasks once a week also.
Modelling of marking and feedback on home learning is done in detail to the whole class using the camera. Key ideas/ theories and misconceptions are visible using the camera and are then highlighted and corrected in this way onto pupil work. Feedback is verbal and this is to the whole class, but individuals may be highlighted too.
Extended writing home learning tasks are marked and recorded by the teacher, which are normally every month (4 lessons). Formative assessments are marked immediately by the teacher and marks recorded.
Progress is recorded by pupils in their portfolios along with targets to improve.
Marking will also highlight inaccuracies in diagrams/graphs as well as quality of written communication including spelling, punctuation and grammar.
At the end of the topics. All follow a GCSE base. At GCSE pupils are tested on the current topic as well as one past to encourage recall.
Revision Guides / Resources
CGP Revision guide, cards and workbook.
Mrs L Gilmour- Head of Humanities
Mrs R Parkinson – Teacher of Geography
Mrs S Thompson – Teacher of Geography
Careers and Progression
Any career will welcome Geography as a GCSE. Higher education for further study and refining specific areas into marine biology, architecture, town planning, environmental science, zoology and many more.
Geography 5 year Curriculum Plan