Geography

GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT AT HATCHAM

TEACHER

POSITION HELD

Miss E Fearnley Head of Geography

Miss E Brickell

Geography Teacher and Head of Year 11

Mr M Kemp

Geography Teacher and Assistant Principal

Mr S Zeglam

Geography Teacher and Head of Dyson House

Key Stage 3

OVERVIEW

Geography at KS3 looks at a wide range of Geographical topics, incorporating physical, human and environmental geography into different units.  Geographical skills are integrated throughout the study, as are a wide range of place-based examples and case studies to give students a global perspective on their world.

 

The main aim at KS3 is to foster an enthusiasm for the subject and to get pupils to engage with the world around them, as well as to provide students with key skills needed at Geography GCSE and beyond. 

 

The KS3 curriculum follows the aligned curriculum for geography across the Federation.

YEAR 7
Unit 1 Geography and me (map skills and the local area)
Unit 2 Geography and me (map skills and the local area)
Unit 3 Weather, climate and extreme events
Unit 4 Ecosystems
Unit 5 Fantastic Places
Unit 6 Tourism

YEAR 8

Unit 1

Tectonic hazards

Unit 2

Globalisation

Unit 3

River Systems

Unit 4

Population

Unit 5

Coasts

Unit 6

Misconceptions of Africa

YEAR 9

Unit 1

Conflict

Unit 2

Energy

Unit 3

Climate Change

Unit 4

Development Dynamics (GCSE)

Unit 5

Development Dynamics (GCSE)

Unit 6

Geographical Skills

Key Stage 4

OVERVIEW

The Edexcel GCSE in Geography B has three components, each with a terminal exam. The components are designed to give students a breadth of geographical study where they learn about key geographical issues from around the world.

Component 1

Global Geographical Issues (37.5%) The global focus of this component allows students to study the hazardous earth, development dynamics and changing in an urbanising world. Case studies used include Haiti and Christchurch as an earthquake comparison, India as an emerging country and Mumbai as a megacity.

Component 2

UK Geographical Issues (37.5%) This UK focus of this component gives students an opportunity to learn about how the physical landscape of the UK has been created through rivers, glaciation, and coastal processes. The human landscape is another core element where students study the case study of London as a dynamic city. Fieldwork is integral to this component, so students visit Stratford in East London and Seaford in Sussex on their two compulsory fieldtrips.
Component 3 People and Environment Issue – Making Geographical Decisions (25%) The emphasis of this component is to make geographical decisions based on an unseen resource booklet. Utilising their geographical skills from components 1 and 2, student develop problem-solving techniques and the ability to make and explain decisions. Core environmental issues including people and the biosphere, forests under threat and consuming energy resources.

 

 

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