Geography

Why is the subject important?

The Geography curriculum at Trinity Academy Grammar provides students with new ways of thinking about the world. Our curriculum will provide students with powerful ways of analysing, explaining and understanding different aspects of our world. Our curriculum will develop students’ knowledge of the world through the Geographical themes of place, space, scale, interdependence, sustainable development and interactions between the human and physical world. Geography enables pupils to learn about thousands of years of discoveries about how the world works and develops the skills to add this learning in the future. The Geography curriculum will enable young people to follow and participate in debates on significant local, national and global issues.

Year 7

What will I be studying?

  • What do Geographers do?
  • UK Geology and Glaciers
  • UK and Global Ecosystems
  • French West Africa
  • Natural Hazards
  • UK – Weather and Climate

Career Links

Careers – Cartographer, teacher, GIS analyst, urban planner, police officer, journalist, planning enforcement officer

How will I be assessed?

There will be weekly Masters of Recall assessments and there will be two written assessments in term 3 and term 6.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Geographical Skills: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zm38q6f

Glaciers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpcqxnb

Ecosystems: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztgw2hv

What will I be studying?

  • The Middle East
  • Russia
  • Coasts
  • Rivers
  • UK Urban Areas
  • Mumbai India

Career Links

Career – hydrologist, flood protection officers, sustainability manager, economist, accountant, researcher, public servant, politician, climate scientist.

How will I be assessed?

There will be weekly Masters of Recall assessments and there will be two written assessments in term 3 and term 6.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Russia: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf89cmn

Coasts: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6bd7ty

Rivers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs92tfr

UK Geography: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwtsbk

What will I be studying?

  • Climate Change
  • Energy Choices: Renewable or non-renewable?
  • Population in China
  • Extreme Weather
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Globalisation

Career Links

Careers – Volcanologist, researcher, interpreter, customer service representative, ICT analyst, sustainability officer, geologist, fossil fuel representative, aid worker, public servant, politician, project officer, charity worker.

How will I be assessed?

There will be weekly Masters of Recall assessments and there will be two written assessments in term 3 and term 6.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Globalisation: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg7nvcw

China: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zydk4xs

Sustainable Development Goals: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

What will I be studying?

AQA GCSE Geography

Paper One Topics:

  • Natural Hazards
  • Ecosystems
  • Physical Landscapes – Coasts and Rivers

Paper Two Topics:

  • Urban Issues and Challenges: Rio and Manchester
  • Changing Economic World
  • Resource Management

Paper Three Topics:

  • Issue Evaluation
  • Geographical Skills
  • Fieldwork: Hornsea and Salford

Career Links

Careers – Aid worker, public servant, politician charity worker, project officer, researcher, environmental manager, urban planner, climatologist.

How will I be assessed?

Year 10 – Assessments

Assessment One – Natural Hazards

Assessment Two – Development Gap and Natural Hazards

Assessment Three – Development Gap and Rio

Year 11 – Assessments

Assessment One – Paper One

December Trial Exam – Paper One and Partial Paper Two.

March Trial Exam – Full Paper One and Two

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc

Oak National Academy: https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-4/subjects/geography

Time for Geography (videos): https://timeforgeography.co.uk/

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