Subject Vision and Intent

 

Our main vision for Geography at Hodge Hill Girls School is to build on the knowledge and understanding students have of the world and to help them to understand the role they can play in shaping the future of the planet. Our curriculum will provide students with the opportunity to develop their awareness and understanding of the ways people interact with the physical geography of the planet. Students should be able to make links between ideas and understand that the actions of people can influence the opportunities and challenges future generations will face in years to come. We will develop a range of key skills in students that will help them both in their study of Geography and those wanted by employers. This includes the ability to communicate effectively, solve problems, make decisions, and interpret information.  

 

 

Five Year Plan

 

Term

 

Year 7  

Year 8  

Year 9  

Year 10   

Year 11  

 

Autumn Term 1  

  

 Map Skills 1 

 Coasts 

 Tourism 

 Global Hazards 

 Urban Futures 

 

Autumn Term 2  

  

 Map Skills 2 

 Shopping, Past, Present   and Future 

 Global Fashion   Industry 

 Changing Climate 

 Dynamic Development and Human   Geography Fieldwork 

 

Spring Term 1  

  

 My Environment 

 Weather and Climate 

 Russia 

 Distinctive Landscapes 

 UK in the 21St Century 

 

Spring Term 2  

  

 Extreme Planet 

 Ecosystems 

 Development 

 Ecosystems 

 Resources and Reliance 

 

Summer Term 1  

  

 Population and   Settlement 

 Asia 

 Investigating   Hazards 

 Physical Geography and   Fieldwork  

  

 

Summer Term 2  

  

 Africa 

 Crime 

 Climate Change 

 Human Geography and   Fieldwork 

  

 

 

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

 

GCSE Geography 

Exam Board

OCR

Examinations 

GCSE Geography consists of 3 papers 

 

Paper 1: Our Natural World, this is worth 35% of the qualification. The exam is 1 hour 15 minutes. 

 

Paper 2: People and Society, this is worth 35% of the qualification. The exam is 1 hour 15 minutes. 

 

Paper 3: Geographical Exploration, this is worth 30% of the qualification. The exam is 1 hour 15 minutes. 

 

Key Topics 

 

Paper 1 - Our Natural World covers the following topics: 

  • Global Hazards 

  • Changing Climate 

  • Distinctive Lanscapers 

  • Sustaining Ecosystems 

  • Physical Geography Fieldwork 

 

Paper 2 – People and Society covers the following topics: 

  • Urban Futures 

  • Dynamic Development 

  • UK in the 21st Century 

  • Resources Reliance 

  • Human Geography Fieldwork 

 

Paper 3 does not require pupils to learn any new content but apply what they already know.