Subject Staff

Name Role Contact
Mr Moorby Head of Geography Contact
Mr Roodenburg Classroom Teacher Contact
Miss Carr Classroom Teacher Contact
Mr Moore Classroom Teacher Contact

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Intent:

In Geography at Central Lancaster High School we seek to develop aspiring geographers into tomorrow’s global citizens, who will help to shape our future on Earth. Our pupils will begin to understand the physical and human processes that form our world and how these are interconnected and constantly change over time. Our curriculum will focus on the development of four geographical areas that develop them into an informed global citizen:

  • Knowledge (of places, environments and processes at different scales)
  • Understanding (concepts and inter-relationships between places environments and processes)
  • Application (using knowledge and understanding to interpret, analyse and evaluate to make judgements)
  • Skills and techniques (select, adapt and use to investigate and communicate findings)


Pupils will develop an awareness, respect and consideration of other people, cultures and experiences through learning about a variety of places. Some of this will come from experiences in the classroom, but they will also take part in fieldwork and potentially international fieldtrips.
 

KS3 overview of units:

  Term 1 Topics Term 2 Topics Term 3 Topics
Year 7

What is the UK like?

Mapping Our World

Rivers

Population

Weather & Climate

Africa

Year 8

Global Environmental Issues

Escaping Inequality

World Cities & Urbanisation

Mountains & Frozen Landscapes

The Almighty Dollar

The Geography Of Conflict

Year 9

Ecosystems

Tropical Rainforests

Hot Deserts

Restless Earth (tectonics)

Coastal Environments

Fieldwork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents / carers can best support pupils by: Chatting to pupils about current topics. Link topics with current news stories and look out for documentaries to watch and discuss. We would encourage you to help your child develop an interest and love of the world around them.

 

Key Stage 4:

Qualification type, exam board and syllabus if applicable: GCSE Geography, AQA.
Web link to specification: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035/specification-at-a-glance

 

  Term 1 Topics Term 2 Topics Term 3 Topics
Year 10

Weather Hazards

Climate Change

Climate Change

River Landscapes

Fieldwork

Urban Growth & Change

Year 11

Urban Growth & Change

Urban Change In The UK

Reducing The Development Gap

Resource Management

GCSE Examinations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment: 

Paper 1 Living with the physical environment  1hr 30 35% of qualification 
Paper 2 Challenges in the human environment 1hr 30 35% of qualification
Paper 3 Geographical applications 1hr 30 30% of qualification

 

 

 

Parents / carers can best support pupils by: Chatting to pupils about current topics. Link topics with current news stories and look out for documentaries to watch and discuss. To further development academically the AQA website has exam questions and mark schemes.

 

Additional materials to support study and revision:

Resource Link
GCSE Pod https://www.gcsepod.com/gcse-learning-and-revision-pods/
AQA – Geography exam specification https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035/specification-at-a-glance
AQA – Past Papers https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035/assessment-resources?f.Resource+type%7C6=Question+papers&sort=title&num_ranks=10
BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc
Seneca Learning  https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/seneca-certified-resources/geography-gcse-aqa/
Geoguessr (Fantastic Google Image game) https://www.geoguessr.com/
BBC News Environment & Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science_and_environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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