Geography

geography-bgGeography at Barlby High School looks closely at the world, with a new syllabus.  This is a new course with a modern approach and closely linked to the 21st century. Geography is a dynamic subject that will open your eyes to a variety of controversial and current topics. Key themes will be investigated and there will be an opportunity for a field study in the summer.

 

Studying geography is about shaping your opinions, developing your perceptions of your planet, having the tools to feel a responsibility for your world.

A subject that will connect you with your world and give you a greater understanding of this complex planet.

Our KS3 programme of study come under the Humanities Themes:

Yr Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
7 Key Question: What do we need to survive?  

Key Question:

What do we need to survive?

 

Key Question:

What do we need to survive?

 

Key Question: What makes places dangerous?

Key Question: Is the protection of our pristine polar regions paramount? Key Question: Is the world’s weather getting more extreme?
 8 Key Question:Where are we all? Key Question: Where are our fantastic places?  

Key Question: How amazing is Africa?

 

Key Question: How risky is our world? Key Question: How risky is our world? Key Question: Are we running out?
9 Key Question:Does money make the world go round? Key Question: How amazing is Asia?

Focus: China

 

Key Question: How amazing is Asia?

Focus: Russia

 

Key Question: How adventurous is our world? Key Question: How true is Slumdog Millionaire? Key Question: GCSE Preparation

KS4 Geography GCSE

Title of course: WJEC GCSE Geography Syllabus (A)

Brief Description of Course Content

Unit 1: Core Content

The Physical World A Global world
WaterClimate ChangeLiving in an Active Zone Changing PopulationsGlobalisationDevelopment

 

Unit 2: Option Topics

The Physical World A Global World
Our Changing CoastlineLiving Things Tourism

 

Unit 3: Fieldwork Investigation

Worth 25% of the full GCSE – Includes a visit, followed by a write up of the findings

(under supervision)

Assessment Criteria

Unit 1: Core Content Written Paper 1hr 45mins – (40%)
Unit 2: Option Content Written Paper 1hr 15mins (35%)
Unit 3: Local Fieldwork Investigation Controlled assessment (25%)

Where will geography take me? (Progression Pathways)

Once you have studied geography at GCSE your options will be diverse, whether it may be a journey to a career or further education. “A” levels in geography and geology can be studied at local colleges and universities or alternatively there are a diverse range of careers. Become a weather forecaster, work in the army, navy or air force. Become a property surveyor, teacher or simply explore the world.