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GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
 
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
 
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
 
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
 
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
 
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
 
Year 10 - Receiving a water butt from NI water
Year 10 - Receiving a water butt from NI water
 
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
 
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
 
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
 
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
GCSE Fieldwork - R. Shimna. June 2019
 

Key Stage 3 Geography

‘Without Geography – You are nowhere!’

Aims

The overall aims of the Geography Department are to:

  • Introduce pupils to a range of physical and human geography and the concept of sustainability using a variety of teaching and learning strategies.
  • Allow pupils to develop their key geographical skills through fieldwork, map work and recording, presenting, analysing and interpreting data.
  • Encourage pupils to make linkages between subjects.
  • Provide pupils the opportunity to become independent learners.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, pupils undertake the following units of study:

Year 8 - 2 periods per week

  • Where am I?
  • OS Map Skills
  • Why does it always rain on me?

Year 9 - 3 periods per week

  • What a disaster!
  • Settlement and Economic Activity
  • Rivers

Year 10 - 2 periods per week

  • Our Crowded World
  • Our Unfair World
  • Our Changing World

GCSE Course - 4 periods per week

At Key Stage 4, pupils study the CCEA specification for GCSE Geography. This is a unitised specification comprising of three units which are all assessed via external examination. The elements being undertaken are detailed below.

ELEMENT

WEIGHTING

WHEN TAKEN

Unit 1: Understanding Our Natural World

This unit covers the following themes:

Theme A: River Environments (25%)

Theme B: Coastal Environments (25%)

Theme C: Our Changing Weather and Climate (25%)

Theme D: The Restless Earth (25%)

 

 

        40%

           

 

                End of Year 11

Unit 2: Living in Our World

This unit covers the following themes:

Theme A: Population and Migration (25%)

Theme B: Changing Urban Areas (25%)

Theme C: Contrasts in World Development (25%)

Theme D: Managing Our Environment (25%)

 

 

         40%

                 

 

                 End of Year 12

Unit 3: Fieldwork

Fieldwork is assessed through an external examination but supported by primary data collection.

 

          20%

 

                 End of Year 12

A popular choice at GCSE, results in recent years have been as follows:

 

A* - C

N.I. Average

2016

100%

61%

2017

86%

63%

2018

71%

64%

2019

71%

65%

2020

100%

80%