Geography

Staff

Mr P Halligan - Head of Geography
Mr P Hobbs - Teacher of Geography
Ms F Sonmez - Teacher of Geography and Economics
Ms J Yanakis - Teacher of Geography
Ms K Ajayi - Teacher of Geography

Norlington Reads in Geography

Geography Topics – Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Year 7

Cycle one = Geography Skills 
Cycle two = The UK
Cycle three = India
Cycle four = Ecosystems

Year 8

 

Year 8: 

( 4 lessons over 2 weeks)

Autumn Term

(8 weeks)

01/09/2016 to 21/10/2016

 

 

Tourism/Economic Activity

 

(6 weeks)

07/11/2016 to 16/12/2016

 

Extreme Weather/Glaciation

 

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Spring Term

(6 weeks)

03/01/2017 to 10/02/2017

 

Rivers  

 

(6 weeks)

20/02/2017 to 31/03/2017

Africa

 

EASTER HOLIDAYS 

Summer Term

(6 weeks)

18/04/2017 to 26/05/2017

 

Population

 

(7 weeks)

05/06/2017 to 21/07/2017

 

Russia and Energy (Climate Change)

  

Year 9 and Year 10

 

Year 9: 

( 4 lessons over 2 weeks)

Year 10:

(5 lessons over 2 weeks)

Autumn Term

(8 weeks)

01/09/2016 to 21/10/2016

 

Natural Hazards

 

 

Topic 2 – Changing Climate

(6 weeks)

07/11/2016 to 16/12/2016

Globalisation and Economic Development

Topic 5 – Urban Futures

 

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Spring Term

(6 weeks)

03/01/2017 to 10/02/2017

Topic 2 – Changing Climate

Topic 1 – Global Hazards

(6 weeks)

20/02/2017 to 31/03/2017

Topic 5 – Urban Futures

 

Topic 6 – Dynamic Development

EASTER HOLIDAYS

Summer Term

(6 weeks)

18/04/2017 to 26/05/2017

Topic 3 – Distinctive Landscapes

Topic 4: Sustaining Ecosystems

(7 weeks)

05/06/2017 to 21/07/2017

Revision of all topics – End of Year exam 

Topic 7 – UK in the 21st Century

GCSE Geography OCR B 2016-17 – Current Year 11’s 

What do you study? 

There are 4 themes that you will study:

1. Rivers and Coasts
2. Population and Settlement
3. Natural Hazards
4. Economic Development.

How is the course assessed?

Unit Title

 

Assessment

 

How much is it worth?

 

 

Unit 1: Sustainable Decision Making

 Decision Making Exercise – opportunity for students to proceed through three stages of investigating issues in sustainable development.

 One of the four key themes will be assessed using a resource booklet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written exam 1½ hours long using resource booklet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

25%

 

 

Unit 2: Geographical Enquiry

 Controlled assessment based on Fieldwork

 

 

Controlled assessment:

 Fieldwork focus

 

 

 

25%

 

 

Unit 3: Key Geographical Themes

 Three of the four units will be assessed in this unit (excludes the theme covered in unit 1)

 

 

 

Written exam 1¾ hours

 

 

 

50%