Geography

Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4

Year 7

Year 7 Geographers at Bishop Young have an opportunity to learn key Geographical skills, develop their extended writing, analyse key concepts, explore new places and compare their lives with people around the world.

We want Year 7 Geographers to gain a good understanding of the world they live in and how it is changing all the time.

Content covered:

  • Introducing Geography (Map skills and Geographical Applications)
  • Ecosystems in Africa
  • Our Growing World One
  • Our Growing World Two
  • The Developing World

Year 8

Year 8 Geographers at Bishop Young have an opportunity to learn about the physical world and how it is constantly changing. They will have an opportunity to develop their extended writing, explore key themes, explain how the world works and how it is constantly changing.

  • River Landscapes
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Climate and Weather
  • Coastal Landscapes
  • Tourism

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Course title and type of qualification: Geography GCSE AQA (1 -9)

What will I learn?

The course will give allow you to develop your knowledge of both Physical and Human Geography. You will also be given an opportunity to develop your Geographical skills.

You will study the challenges of natural hazards and the living world, physical landscapes of the United Kingdom and human interaction with them. You will develop an understanding of the factors that produce a diverse variety of human environments; the dynamic nature of these environments that change over time and place; the need for sustainable management; and the areas of current and future challenge and opportunity for these environments.

Alongside the subject content listed below, you’ll also learn:

  • how to recognise the different sides in debates and make decisions based on sound argument
  • how to undertake a fieldwork enquiry developing transferable skills in research, data collection, analysis and evaluation
  • how communicate both verbally and in the written form so that you can including write reports and present data.
  • how to work independently and within a team, considering different ideas and coming to an agreed consensus
Paper One: Living with the physical environment (Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Section A: The challenge of natural hazards
  • Section B: The living world
  • Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK
Paper Two: Challenges in the human environment (Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Section A: Urban issues and challenges
  • Section B: The changing economic world
  • Section C: The challenge of resource management
Paper Three: Geographical applications (Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes)
  • Section A: Issue evaluation
  • Section B: Fieldwork

Geography can be used as a stepping stone to a variety of courses in Higher Education and many different careers; including environment management, planning, law, surveying, education, accountancy, business, social services, meteorology and engineering.

What could I move onto?

Geography is a subject that can help you develop a wide range of skills including literacy, numeracy, team work, independent learning, problem solving, presentation, analysis, evaluation, graphical and cartographical and skills. These skills are sought by many employers.

The subject content and skills can help you study Geography at A Level and also many other subjects in the humanities and science. As a result, geographers study a wide range of subjects.

Geography can be used as a stepping stone to a wide variety courses in Higher Education and many different careers; including environmental management, planning, law, surveying, education, accountancy, business social services, meteorology, engineering  and  GIS.

Examination Board: AQA

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