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Geography

Key Stage 3

KS3 Geography is a spiral of topics that build and develop a passion for geography, exploring the UK and World continents through tectonic activity and extreme weather.

You will learn a variety of skills through Physical, Human and Environmental Geography and teachers facilitate skills that can be applied throughout the subject and transferred to others. The Key Stage 3 curriculum is a basis for further studies at GCSE and A ‘level.

Students in KS3 will complete at least one piece of fieldwork.

 

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 the exam board is AQA. 

 

Geography is a diverse subject that can give students an understanding of the world around them, the environment and communities.  This exciting course is based on a balanced framework of Physical and Human Geography. The link between two themes will be investigated and the battles between the human and natural worlds examined. Two field work visits will form part of the course. 

 

The assessment structure is examination based, there will be three written exams at the end of year 11. Exams consist of multiple choice questions, some short response, some extended prose and marks assigned to spelling, punctuation and grammar.


 

Paper

Duration

Content

Weighting

Paper 1

1 hour 30 minutes

Living with the physical environment

35% 

Paper 2

1 hour 30 minutes 

Challenges in the human environment

35%

Paper 3

1 hour 15 minutes

Geographical Applications.

30% 

 

Key Stage 5

In Key Stage 5 the exam board is AQA and will excite your mind, challenge perceptions and stimulate your investigative and analytical skills.

 

The assessment structure is  two examinations and students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content.  


 

Paper

Duration

Content

Weighting

Paper 1

2 hours 30 minutes

Physical Geography 

Section A: Water and carbon cycles Section B: Coastal systems and landscapes Section C: Hazards 

40% 

Paper 2

2 hours 30 minutes 

Human Geography

Section A: Global systems and global governance Section B: Changing places Section C: Resource security.

40%

Paper 3

3,000-4,000 word study

Geographical Fieldwork Investigation

20% 

 

Staff Contacts

Name Role Email
Mrs L Hurst Director of Faculty lhurst@tla.woodard.co.uk
Miss K Chapman Deputy Director of Faculty kchapman@tla.woodard.co.uk

 

Enrichment

Eco Club

Humanities Homework Hub

Revision snapshot

Iceland 2021

 

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