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Geography

The Geography Curriculum

In KS3 geography, students learn a wide variety of both human and physical concepts with regular opportunities to develop geographical skills. Students have 3 formal assessments per year in exam conditions.

Year 7
Autumn Term: Discovering the British Isles (map work, settlement and weather of the UK), No formal Assessment
Spring Term: Discovering Planet Earth (the world’s continents, oceans, Earthquakes, volcanoes and rocks, soils and weathering)
Assessment 1 Volcano case study
Summer Term: Exploring Africa (basic geography of Africa, Africa’s resources, the future of Africa), Assessment 2 end of year exam

Year 8
Autumn Term: Discovering global citizenship (global inequality, development, aid and trade), Assessment 1 – Development test
Spring Term: Discovering Asia’s population (population, migration, urbanisation and slums), Assessment 2 – slum case study
Summer Term: Investigating the rise of china (data collection, presentation and write up skills), Assessment 3 – end of year exam

Year 9
Autumn Term: Protecting natural resources (Sustainability, energy and endangered species), Assessment 1 – eco house design
Spring Term: Discovering geological timescales (Glaciation and Earth’s history), Assessment 2 – Photographic Interpretation and annotation of a glaciated landscape
Summer Term: Discovering Earth’s Water (rivers and coasts), Assessment 3 – end of year exam


GCSE 

At Key stage 4, students follow the OCR A Geography GCSE specification, and are assessed at the end of Year 11 with 3 separate exams. Throughout the two year course students are teacher assessed formally at the end of each unit of study with 2 mock examinations (summer of Year 10 and Christmas of Year 11).

Year 10: living in the UK today and physical investigation (landscapes of the UK, people of the UK, UK environmental challenges)

Year 11: The world around us and human investigation (ecosystems of the planet, people of the planet, environmental threats to our planet)


Students do not require any specialist equipment either at key stage 3 or key stage 4 and will be provided with all text books and resources throughout their studies.  Revision guides specific to the OCR A GCSE course are issued by the department to all pupils during year 11.

Contact Details
Mr B. Thompson – Head of Humanities
GCSE Exam Board
Students follow the OCR Geography GCSE syllabus specification B.

Resources

Pupils require no specialist equipment either at key stage 3 or key stage 4 and will be provided with all text books and resources throughout their studies.

Revision guides specific to the OCR B GCSE course are provided by the department to all pupils during year 11.

Our schools

Clarion Academy Trust is a multi-academy and primary school Trust in South Norfolk. We aspire to excellence in all aspects of our practice. Mutual support, collaboration and challenge are key to our success. Raising standards for teaching and learning is at the core of all we do; providing students, pupils and staff with the opportunity to thrive, flourish and excel. This is a common vision for all our academies, no matter what their setting, context or circumstances.

Our schools

Clarion Academy Trust is a multi-academy and primary school Trust in South Norfolk. We aspire to excellence in all aspects of our practice. Mutual support, collaboration and challenge are key to our success. Raising standards for teaching and learning is at the core of all we do; providing students, pupils and staff with the opportunity to thrive, flourish and excel. This is a common vision for all our academies, no matter what their setting, context or circumstances.