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Department Page – Geography

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Department Introduction

WELCOME TO THE GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT

Geography is a popular subject at Philips High School with a healthy uptake at GCSE. Our aim is to broaden the horizons of our pupils and improve their knowledge and understanding of our world.  We encourage pupils to learn about their local and global environments and to develop an understanding of other cultures and way of life different to their own and hopefully combat any stereotypes they may have. We encourage pupils to be inquisitive thinkers and ask questions about their role in our society.  We have links with schools in Japan, Ghana and Botswana.

Recently we have visited Iceland and will in Easter 2018 visiting Naples, Italy.

Please do not hesitate to contact ……. should you wish to find out any additional information.

KS3 Curriculum
KS3 Curriculum

Year 7 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Coasts Population issues/China Tourism
Weather Fantastic Places  
Year 8 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Fashion and development Geography of Crime Impossible places
Rivers and flooding Manchester to Mumbai  
Year 9 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Rainforests and Chocolate Deadly geography Earth.com
Japan and tsunami Superlative geography  

 

Assessment Details
Key Stage 3 and 4

During each half term, pupils will undertake a key assessed formal assessment on the module studying. 

Useful Websites and Textbooks
BBC bitesize is very good for both key stages

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrw76sg

KS4 Curriculum
KS4 Curriculum

Year 10 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Living in the physical world Ecosystems – Amazon/Deserts Geographical skills and field work
Earthquakes Coasts  
Extreme Weather Rivers  
Climate Change    
Year 11 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Living in the Human world Resources  
Megacities Food  

 

Assessment Details
There are three exam papers.  The first two are 1 hour 30 mins (Physical and Human) and the third is 1 hour 15 mins (Geographical skills).  Pupils must undertake a field trip to two contrasting locations.
Useful Websites and Textbooks
The following website is excellent.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/examspecs/zy3ptyc

Revision

 

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