This is an overview of the Geography curriculum at Workington Academy.

Subject
Autumn Term Winter Term Summer Term
Key Stage 3
Year 7 What is Geography?To identify pupils individual Geography and to enhance their understanding of human, physical and environmental geography.Map SkillsTo enhance map skills (grid references, scale, height, relief, symbols etc.) Ecosystems –comparing environmental regions of Africa, Russia, Asia and the middle East.Settlement  (FW) Pupils should understand why settlements emerged, the difference between hamlets, villages, towns and cities. Could also look at rural-urban transect? Local Action, Global Effect – looking at what the environment is, why we have a responsibility to manage it (lake District e.g.) and how we are destroying it e.g. Rhine.Region of the world case Study – Looking at the social, environmental and economic features of one of the following regions Africa, Russia, Asia (including China and India) and the Middle East.
Year 8 Geography of Sport.Pupils could look at the relationship between sport, wealth and development. Could focus on the legacy of the Brazil 2014 world cup or look forward to the next Olympics in Rio?

Rocks and Soils

Pupils understand the geological timescale, formation of soil and different types of rocks.

WeatherPupils understand major climate controls at different scales. They must understand how key weather is formed e.g. hurricanes, depressions, anticyclones.

Coasts

To understand how the sea shapes the coast and the impact this has on society, economy and environment. Must understand how key features are formed and how the coast is managed.

Global issuesUsing natural resourcesTo understand how we are using natural resources across the world (Russia, Asia, Middle East and Africa) and how this impacts society, the environment and the economy.

 

Region of the world case Study – Looking at the social, environmental and economic features of one of the following regions Africa, Russia, Asia (including China and India) and the Middle East.

Year 9 Tourism and Globalisation

To understand the different economic sectors. To understand the role tourism plays in the lake District national park. To evaluate the impact of globalisation on the local town.

 

Glaciation

To understand how the land around us was formed during glacial periods. Could do GIS fieldwork? Group research projects?

Population

How and why has population changed? Look at examples from Africa, middle East, Asia and Russia. Consider population checks.

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

To understand the cause, impact and response to earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.

Rivers

To understand how rivers can shape the land and vice versa. To know the impact of rivers on society, the environment and economy and how humans manage them.

Development – Comparing human characteristics of Asia, Russia, Africa and the Middle East and identifying reasons for this.

Key Stage 4
Exam Board Edexcel B Geography
Course Title GCSE Geography Edexcel B
Year 10  

 

 

 

Challenges of an Urbanising World

 

Development Dynamics

 

 

 

 

Hazardous Earth  (Climate)

 

UK Geographical Issues (Rivers)

 

 

 

Geographical Investigations (Rivers)

 

Year 11  

 

 

UK Geographical Issues (Coasts)

 

People and the biosphere

 

Hazardous Earth (tectonics)

 

 

The UKs evolving human Landscape

 

Forests under threat

 

Geographical Investigation (Urban areas)

Consuming energy resources

Key Stage 5
Exam Board AQA
Course Title AS and A-Level Geography
Year 12 Coastal Systems and landscapes Changing places Hazards
Year 13 Water and Carbon Cycles Global system and Global governance Resource Security

 

September 2017