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Geography

Course Director Jemma Simmonds

Geography is a fascinating subject that allows you as a learner to challenge the world that you live in. Geography is no longer about things like maps and flags, we have sat-navs for that but about the world now! Debate the issue of climate change, look into weather and its changing severity, take a trip into the heart of a disaster or stroll through a city like Kibera, one of the poorest places in the world, its all here in your geography lessons!

Click here to visit the programme of study pages from the Dept Of Education:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-geography-programmes-of-study

 

Year   7 Year   8 Year   9
Autumn Term 1 Geographical skills

Mountains & Tectonics

(The Andes)

Ice age Europe

(Glaciation)

Autumn Term 2 Earthquake hazards

Global warming

(Changing climates)

Fieldwork

Microclimate

Spring Term 1

Globalisation: Economics

(USA)

Deserts & Desertification

(The Sahara)

Settlement

(Manchester Vs Mumbai?)

Spring Term 2

Middle East

(Tourism)

Fieldwork

Transport

Development:

(Africa & Asia)

Summer Term 1

Fiery earth

(Volcanoes)

Rivers/Coasts

Energy: Renewables & Non-renewables
Summer Term 2

Weather & Climate

(Britain’s favourite topic!)

Population

(The UK)

Biomes

(The living world)

 

Year 9 options 2016

Pupils who opt to choose geography as an option subject for first study in September 2016 will start a brand new course. The new 9-1 geography course provided by OCR has been designed to suit pupils who are intrigued by the world around them and who enjoy engaging with an enquiring mind. Gone has the old coursework module, replaced with two fieldwork opportunities examined at the end of year 11!

Pupils will study the UK in the 21st century and development in the human world, common topics here at the academy in the geography department. Pupils will also study climate change and the old classic 'global hazards', a favourite amongst students at the academy. New to the specification is resource management and ecosystems, important in our modern and ever-changing world.

For more information on this glorious learning opportunity, visit the OCR website:

www.ocr.org.uk and search for OCR geography B specification  (J384).

Please feel free to contact myself (or anyone else in the geography department) at the academy, otherwise I look forward to speaking to you at our options evening in April!

Mr C Windley

 

Careers:

Geography is a useful GCSE that has many career applications, from working for the environment agency to teaching and business management to the armed forces. Geography is a test of skills, being able to work out solutions, spot problems and show balance, the ability to see two sides of an argument. Geography also promotes critical thinking and promotes the ability to challenge others – a skill that businesses like as it shows independence.

For more information, visit:

http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Study+Geography/Study/Careers+with+geography.htm

 

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