Teaching & Learning

Geography

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.

Genesis 2:15

curriculum intent

Our primary objective in the Geography Department at Cardinal Newman School is to get students enthused and engaged about studying the physical and human environment in which they live. We encourage our students to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to critically think about contemporary issues and to be good custodians of the planet. There is a wide skill set in Geography which includes critical thinking, discussion, decision-making, research and enquiry, data presentation, literacy and numeracy. Our aim is to use the Geography curriculum to provide our students with transferable skills that will fully equip them for further study and for the modern employment market.  

curriculum overview

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

HT1

Exploring Geography

·         Discovering the different components of Geography

·         Map skills

Rivers and Coasts

·         Geomorphological processes.

·         River processes

 

GCSE UNIT 1: Section A – The Challenge of Natural Hazards

·         Tectonic Hazards

 

GCSE UNIT 1: Section C – Physical landscapes in the UK

·         Coastal landscapes  

 

GCSE UNIT 2: Section B – The Changing Economic World

·         The Development Gap

A Level Units:   Component 1 section A - Water & carbon cycle.

Component 2 section A- Global systems & global governance.

A Level Units: Component 1 section C- Hazards

Component 2 section c- Population & the environment

Component 3- NEA data collection, fieldwork & write up

HT2

 

·         Map skills continued

·         MYE

Rivers and Coasts

·         Coastal processes

·         Coastal case study

·         MYE

 

GCSE UNIT 1: Section A – The Challenges of Natural Hazards

·         Weather Hazards

 

GCSE UNIT 1: Section C – Physical landscapes in the UK

·         River landscapes  

 

GCSE UNIT 2: Section B – The Changing Economic World

·         The Changing UK Economy/Nigeria

 

A Level Units:   Component 1 section A - Water & carbon cycle.

Component 2 section A- Global systems & global governance.

A Level Units: Component 1 section C- Hazards

Component 2 section c- Population & the environment

HT3

Weather Systems

 

·         Weather enquiry and processes.

Population

·         Aspects of studying population.

·         Migration and managing population change.

GCSE UNIT 1: Section A – The Challenge of Natural Hazards

·         Climate Change

 

GCSE UNIT 2: Section C – Challenge in the human environment

·         Urban growth across the world (Rio)

GCSE UNIT 1: Section B – The Living World

·         Cold Environments

 

 

A Level Units: Component 1 section A- Water & carbon cycle.

Component 2 section A – Global systems & global governance

A Level Units: Component 1 section C- Hazards

Component 2 section c- Population & the environment

 

HT4

Urbanisation

 

·         Urban enquiry

·         EYE

World Issues

·         Climate change

·         Mitigation

·         Energy and food

·         Poverty

·         EYE

GCSE UNIT 2: Section C – The Challenge of Resource Management

·         Resource Management

·         Water

 

GCSE UNIT 2: Section C – Challenge in the human environment

·         Urban growth in the UK (London)

 

GCSE UNIT 3: Section A – Geographical Applications

·         Issue Evaluation

A Level Units: Component 1 section B - Coastal systems & landscapes.

Component 2 section B – Changing places 

A Level Units: Component 1 section C- Hazards

Component 2 section c- Population & the environment

 

HT5

Place investigation

 

·         Work in progress

 

Place investigation

 

·         Work in progress

 

GCSE UNIT 1: Section B - The Living World

·         Ecosystems

·         Tropical rainforests

 

GCSE UNIT 2: Section C – Challenge in the human environment

·         Sustainable cities

GCSE REVISION

A Level Units: Component 1 section B - Coastal systems & landscapes.

Component 2 section B – Changing places

A LEVEL REVISION

HT6

 

·         As above

 

 

 

·         As above

GCSE UNIT 3: Geographical Apps.

·         Skills

GCSE UNIT 3: Geographical Apps.

·         Fieldwork (Sheringham)

STUDY LEAVE/EXAMS

A Level Units: Component 1 section B - Coastal systems & landscapes.

Component 2 section B - Changing places

Component 3- NEA prep

STUDY LEAVE/EXAMS

subject specific information

Knowledge Books can be found below:

Year 7 

Year 8 

Rio - GCSE Case Study 

Nigeria - GCSE Case Study

Malaysia - GCSE Case Study

GCSE Unit 1a

GCSE Unit 1b

GCSE Unit 1c

GCSE Unit 2a

GCSE Unit 2b

GCSE Unit 2c

GCSE Unit 3 - Human Fieldwork

GCSE Unit 3 - Physical Fieldwork

 

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