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CURRICULUM INTENT OVERVIEW

The Geography curriculum in both Key Stage 3 and 4 aims to help all students develop the essential knowledge they need to become educated citizens.

The curriculum also is designed to help students engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

To this end, the geography curriculum at Cardinal Newman has been designed so that it is broad in scope, relevant, up to date and varied. It aims to enrich student’s knowledge of the World in which they live, so that they have the tools to understand the World around them once they leave school. The scheme for Key Stage 3 is designed to ensure that the demands of the National Curriculum are met and that the course prepares students well for possible choice of taking the subject as a GCSE option in Key Stage 4.

SKILLS

In addition to the generic aims the subject also aims to develop students personal and subject specific skills throughout both key stages. These will include the following;-

  1. Develop knowledge of place and location of different scales(local, national, European and Global).
  2. Develop an enquiring mind in respect to various geographical issues
  3. Develop an understanding of physical processes and how these are linked to landforms
  4. Develop a range of map and atlas skills
  5. Gain an insight into patterns and linkages
  6. Develop skills of literacy and numeracy
  7. Develop problem solving and decision-making skills.

Geography Overview 2020+

 

Term 1.1

Term 1.2

Term 2.1

Term 2.2

Term 3.1

Term 3.2

Year 7

Being A Geographer

Our Watery World

Ecosystems

Global threats-Population Explosion

Geography of Crime

Into Africa

Link to GCSE

All 3 papers– skills/ knowledge/application/

Mapskills.

Paper 2: UK’s Evolving Physical Landscape

 

Paper 3 – People and the Biosphere

Paper 3- Forests Under Threat.

Paper 1: Challenges of an Urbanising World

Paper 3: Making Geographical Decisions

Paper 2- UK Evolving Human Landscape

 

Paper 1- Development Dynamics

 

Year 8

Crumbling Coasts

Our Changing Country

Our Explosive Earth

Global Threats- Climate Change

Geography of Conflict

The Middle East/DME

Link to GCSE

Paper 2: UK’s Evolving Physical Landscape

 

Paper 2: UK’s Evolving Human Landscape

 

Paper 1: Hazardous Earth

 

Paper 1: Hazardous Earth

 

Paper 2- Development Dynamics

Paper 3: Making Geographical Decisions

 

Year 9

Forests Under Threat

People & the Biosphere

Investigating Coastal change and conflict

Investigating Coastal change and conflict

Investigating River processes.

 

Investigating River processes

 

Link to GCSE

Paper 3: Making Geographical Decisions

 

Paper 3: Making Geographical Decisions

Paper 2: UK’s Evolving physical landscape

Paper 2: UK’s evolving Physical Landscape

Paper 2: UK’s evolving Physical Landscape

Paper 2: UK’s evolving Physical Landscape

 

Year 10

 

Development Dynamics

Hazardous Earth

 

Hazardous Earth

Urbanising World

Urbanising World/

Urban Landscape

 

Urban landscape (Birmingham)

Link to GCSE

Paper 1: Global geographical issues

Paper 1: Global geographical Issues

 

Paper 1: Global geographical Issues

 

 

Paper 1: Global geographical Issues

 

 

Paper 2: UK’s Evolving Human Landscape

Paper 2: UK’s Evolving human landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 11

 

Fieldwork

Consuming Energy Resource

Targeted Revision

Targeted Revision

Exams:

Paper 1

(Dates to be confirmed)

Exams

Paper 2 and 3

(Dates to be confirmed)

Link to GCSE

Paper 2: Fieldwork

Paper 3: Making Geographical Decisions