GEOGRAPHY- Mr S Burgess Head of Department
Mrs T Starkey, Mrs S Herd, Mr E Fraser
It is extremely important that when using online revision resources students make sure that they are studying the correct content for our exam board. Please see the KS4 information below for the correct information.
EDUQAS - Exam board website, they often put up newsletters full of tips and hints. Click on the 'digital resources' for some other material for study and revision.
Key Stage 3
Milestone Assessment Schedule
In year 7, student study the following units over the 6 half terms:
- 1 - The world around us / Geographical Skills.
- 2 - Settlement
- 3 - Map Skills
- 4 - Population
- 5 - Tourism
In year 8, students study the following units over the 6 half terms:
- 1 - Weather and Climate
- 2 - Climate Change
- 3 - Ecosystems
- 4 - Resources and Energy
- 5 - Rivers
- 6 – Around the world
In year 9, students study the following units over the 6 half terms:
- 1 - Natural Hazards & Geology
- 2 - Climatic Hazards
- 3 - Development Issues
- 4 - Economics and the World of Work
- 5 - Coasts
- 6 - Fieldwork skills
Key Stage 4 - GCSE EDUQAS Exam Board (Geography B)
In year 10, students study the following units:
- Term 1 - Weather and Climate
- Term 2 - Ecosystems
- Term 3 - Desertification
- Term 4 - Water Issues
- Term 5 - Climate Change
- Term 6 - UK Geography
In year 11, students study the following units:
- Term 1 - Fieldwork & UK Geography
- Term 2 - Urbanisation
- Term 3 - Rivers & Coasts
- Term 4 - Global Development
- Term 5 and 6 - Revision & Exams
Over the course of the two years students spend a minimum of 2 days undertaking fieldwork skills which are then used, and tested in their Paper 3 exam.
Paper 1 – Geographical Issues, assessing content from all modules and lasting 1hr 45minutes
Paper 2 – Problem solving geography, assessing content from all modules and lasting 1hr 30minutes
Paper 3 – Applied Fieldwork and UK Geography, an exam split into 3 sections. 2 sections on the fieldwork methodologies and conceptual framework, with the 3rd section on UK geography. This exam lasts for 1hr 30minutes.
At A-Level we study OCR Geography learning about the following topics:
Exam 1 – 1hr 30minutes – Physical Systems, worth 22% of the A-level, where we study Coastal Landscapes and Earths Life Support Systems.
Exam 2 – 1hr 30minutes – Human interactions, worth 22% of the A-level, where we study Changing Spaces; Making Places, Global Migration and Human Rights.
Exam 3 – 2 hrs 30 minutes – Geographical debates, worth 36% of the A-level, where we study Disease Dilemmas and Hazardous Earth. This paper contains several significant essay questions as part of the assessment.
Over the course of the two years students spend a minimum of 4 days undertaking fieldwork skills which are then used, and tested via a piece of coursework worth 20% of the A-level.