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Geography

Meet the Team

Graeme MartinUniversity Plymouth (BSc(Hons) and MSc , Warwick (PGCe)

Sanda MocanuStefan cel Mare University (Romania) BA/PGCe), Royal Holloway (MA)

Helen EsseryThe University of Nottingham (LLB), Warwick (PGCe)



Key Stage 3

Overview: Pupils will be working through a range of content throughout the different topics. Classroom activities will consist of a range of engaging tasks including multimedia, model building, collaborative work, presentations and role play and ICT based Virtual Field trips. The development of key field work skills will be developed through a number of external and local field trips in the first and second terms.

How work will be assessed: Work is assessed formatively once every 6 weeks. Assessments come in a number of formats including classroom tests, problem solving exercises, practical assessments and decision making scenarios.

Homework overview: Homework will be delivered through the development of a points based portfolio. Pupils have a range of tasks to choose from, each having a different allocation of points depending on the time it will take to complete and/or its level of challenge.

Homework due in: Pupils will submit their portfolios in the penultimate week of the half term. Prizes will be awarded for outstanding portfolios! In the project phase pupils will be prompted to inform their classroom teacher of progress through the portfolio.

Homework day due in: TBC

Useful resources:

BBC KS3 Bitesize Geography: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrw76sg


Key Stage 4

Overview: In the first year of the GCSE course pupils will begin by studying in a more traditional fashion with lessons delivered topic by topic chosen from the specification. Depth of understanding and development of communication are key skills to be learnt this year and lessons will provide students the opportunity to work to develop skills through a wide range of lesson activities. In the second year of the GCSE course pupils will continue to work through the modules of the second unit, which, unlike the first module which develops learner understanding of physical Geography, this focuses predominantly on Human Geography. Evaluating and explaining answers are key skills to be learnt this year and lessons will provide students the opportunity to work to develop skills through a wide range of lesson activities. Lessons will have a ‘real world’ focus where pupils must work

independently and collaboratively to demonstrate their understanding of GCSE Geography. Students at GCSE enjoy a range of tasks from modelling to evaluating decisions to solve some of the world’s most current and pressing issues. Field work in the final term will contribute to the pupil’s controlled assessment which accounts for 25% of the total qualification.

Howework will be assessed: Work is assessed formally at the end of each topic, and through a range of assessment points throughout the completion of the controlled assessment. In line with school policy pupils will receive feedback and targets once every 6 weeks.

Homework overview: Homework will be delivered routinely through exam question packs relevant to the module they are studying at the time, and research and reporting based tasks.

Homework due in: Pupils will submit their work to classroom teachers every week. Homework day due in: TBC

Useful resources:

BBC GCSE Bitesize Geography: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geograph...

Key Stage 5

Overview: Pupils will continue to learn key principles in class however the modules in this course really get to grips with the real current world issues. Pupils will have to read around subjects, research current and historic events in order to contextualise the subject matter. Evaluation is key with the course, and pupils need to concentrate on developing their academic writing skills in order to put across their answers in a methodical and well-structured format. Pupils will also work through the year to develop their ability to analyse sources and data as well as demonstrate an aptitude for field work.

Howework will be assessed: Work is assessed formally at the end of each topic, and through a range of assessment points throughout the completion of the research project. In line with school policy pupils will receive feedback and targets once every 6 weeks.

Homework overview: Homework will be delivered routinely through exam question packs relevant to the module they are studying at the time, and research and reporting based tasks.

Homework due in: Pupils will submit their work to classroom teachers every week. Homework day due in: TBC

Useful resources:

Edexcel AS Geography Textbook Paperback, by Sue Warn (Author), Bob Hordern (Author)

Edexcel AS Geography Student Unit Guide, unit 1: Global Challenges, by Sue Warn (Author), Cameron Dunn (Author)

Edexcel AS Geography Student Unit Guide, unit 2: Geographical Investigations, by David Holmes (Author), Bob Hordern (Author)

AS Geography for Edexcel Student Book: Students' Book, by Bob Digby (Author), Russell Chapman

Edexcel AS Geography: Student Book and Student CD-ROM, by Viv Pointon (Author), Steph Warren (Author)

AS Level Geography Edexcel Complete Revision & Practice Paperback by CGP Books


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