Organisation of the KS4 curriculum (brief summary of long term plan of units and very approximate timings)
Students will study three components: The Physical Environment, the Human Environment and Geographical Investigations including field work and UK Challenges and will be assessed through three examinations taken at the end of Year 11.
The Physical Environment – The changing landscapes of the UK including coasts and rivers, Weather hazards and climate change, Ecosystems, biodiversity and management.
Take a fascinating journey through the changing landscape of the UK and learn how coasts and rivers have shaped our landscape. Examine the role that weather plays in our lives and study the immense power of weather hazards and the challenges facing the planet as a result of climate change. Immerse yourself in different ecosystems and how we are stewards managing the environment. Throughout this unit you will look at case studies and use contemporary materials to enhance your learning.
The Human Environment – Changing cities including the growth of Mega Cities, Global development and Resource management.
Examine the growth of cities and global development on the world. Spend time looking at the impacts of rapid growth and how it is paving the way for a new global system. Study the effects of one of the greatest challenges facing our planet in the future; water scarcity and how we can manage it.
Geographical investigations – Fieldwork and UK challenges
You will participate in two fieldwork visits. One in a physical environment and one in an urban/rural setting. Fieldwork is engaging and a central component of the course where you will learn transferable skills. Geography will be ‘brought to life in the field’ by using a variety of geographical skills. These skills will enable you to apply your skills to a variety of scenarios.