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Geography

The study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them

Meet the Geography team

Meet the tutors who will share their passion for Geography as you study at Crompton House School.

Geography Events, Field Trips and Expeditions

How are students assessed?

Students are assessed every half-term through a key assessment. This could be a range of tasks from a travel article, to creating a newspaper article and/or presentations to the group. Students will also undertake end of unit tests as a more formative assessment.

How are students grouped?

Students are set in line with the other subjects within the Humanities group, from set 1 to set 4. There is constant monitoring of performance and personal targets are set.

What home learning are we expected to do?

Students are given one piece of homework every week, in accordance with the school homework policy. These homework tasks will complement and extend the work completed in class.

How can parents help?

Parents can help by assisting pupils with research, ensuring homework is completed and handed in on time. By informing students of up coming geographical programmes either on the internet or TV. Students should be world-wise and aim to read or watch current affairs programmes such as the news. All key assessments and assessment criteria are uploaded onto the VLE. For examination groups, past papers are also on the appropriate section of the VLE.

Year 11 Students In Iceland - 2015

2015 Year 11's Iceland

Year 10 Field Trip Swanage

Year 10 go to Swanage for 4 days and collect data to answer the task question set by Edexcel. it tends to be tourism related and all students produce an excellent fieldwork write up.

Swanage Field Trip

Year 10 enjoying the view while learning @ Swanage

Year 7 River Study Daisy Nook

Students get first hand experience of measuring stream velocity, width, depth and practise their sketching skills by drawing the various landforms.

Year 7 ZooLab Visit To School

Zoolab came into school in the summer term, to allow Year 7 students to feel and experience tropical rainforest fauna in the flesh.

Curriculum Breakdown

IMG_5751Autumn Term

  • Do you really know where you live?
  • Passport to the world

Spring Term

  • Passport to the world continued
  • How fragile is our planet?

Summer Term

  • Water on the land
  • River Medlock field study

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Geog-Tourism-castleton-yr8Autumn Term

  • Tourism

Spring Term

  • Population

Summer Term

  • Migration and Trade

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IMG_6795Autumn Term

  • Challenges for the Planet
  • Population

Spring Term

  • Population continued
  • The Wasteful World

Summer Term

  • The Wasteful World
  • A Tourist’s World

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IMG_6854Autumn Term

  • Challenges for the Planet
  • Population Change

Spring Term

  • Wasteful World
  • Settlement Change

Summer Term

  • River Landscapes
  • A Tourist’s World

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IMG_5086Autumn Term

  • Coastal Landscapes
  • Controlled Assessment
  • Tectonic Landscapes

Spring Term

  • Tectonic Landscapes (continued)
  • Economic Change
  • Consolidation, Revision and Skills

Summer Term

  • Consolidation, Revision and Skills

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IMG_5223Autumn Term

  • Population Change (Human)
  • Rivers, Floods and Management (Physical)

Spring Term

  • Population Change (Settlement Studies-Human)
  • Health Issues (Human)
  • Rivers, Floods and Management (Physical)
  • Coastal Environments (Physical)

Summer Term

  • Introduction to A2 World Cities (Human)
  • Coastal Environments (Physical)

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IMG_7387Autumn Term

  • World Cities (Human)
  • Plate Tectonics & Associated Hazards (Physical)

Spring Term

  • Geog4A Fieldwork Investigation (Human)
  • Plate Tectonics & Associated Hazards cont. (Physical)
  • Ecosystems: Change and Challenge (Physical)

Summer Term

  • N/A (Human)
  • Ecosystems: Change and Challenge (Physical)

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Iceland Field Trip February 2015

Option choice: GCSE Geography

Course highlights:

GCSE Geography: you will enjoy this course if you want to study a subject that:

  • is relevant to the world you live in, and to your future
  • encourages you to discuss current affairs and issues
  • focuses on the environment
  • involves practical work outdoors
  • is studied through investigation, not just listening and reading

develops a range of skills that will be useful in other subjects and in employment.

How you are going to learn on this course:

Geography at GCSE builds on the background knowledge learnt at KS3. You will learn in a variety of ways – from independent study to ICT skills, from group work to fieldwork. The department has placed a variety of different resources and activities onto the school’s VLE so the learning experience is more personalised.

Fieldwork: An essential part of Geography is fieldwork. To help understand the physical and human world we do fieldwork in a beautiful part of the country – Swanage in Dorset. You will learn on a 4 day residential where you will complete all the necessary data collection. There is also the opportunity to participate on the fantastic 5 day fieldtrip to Iceland to see this wonderful country and to experience

How it is assessed:
UNIT 1 25% of marks1 hr examAll papers have short answer data response questions. The emphasis is on skills
UNIT 225% of marks1.25 hr exam
UNIT 325% of marks1.25 hr exam
CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT25% of markscourseworkSwanage, Dorset residential fieldwork write-up.

All examinations take place at the end of Year 11.

Controlled Assessment: This follows on from the fieldwork carried out on the Swanage fieldtrip. It comprises of a write up of about 2000 words from a task question set by the examination board; this changes every year. The write up is similar to those from fieldwork at KS3. The fieldwork write up will take place in the Autumn term of Year 11, approximately 20 hours of lessons and homework.

Pathways and careers leading from this subject:

A GCSE in Geography is a stepping-stone to a whole range of future opportunities. The skills you develop will support you in further studies and employment.

The close link between the subject and the world around us makes for a long and varied list of related careers. Professional Geographers can be teachers, lecturers, those working in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and environmental and development areas. Employment opportunities where your geographical skills will be particularly valued include journalism and media, the law, engineering, business management, ICT, environmental management, teaching, economic planning, marketing, leisure, recreation and tourism.

Course combinations:

A good grade at GCSE will help you move on to any post 16 course. If you enjoyed your Geography GCSE, you might want to continue with this subject, or study a related subject. Biology, Geology, Environmental Science, Government & Politics, Economics, Travel & Tourism and Leisure & Recreation all have close links with some of the material you studied for this GCSE.

Other information:

Visit these websites for further information

www.edexcel.com/gcse2009www.rgs.org/careers

http://www.vle.cromptonhouse.org/course/view.php?id=50 [CHS pupils/parents only]

Who to see for more information:

Head of Subject – Geography: Mr P. Douglas

Course teachers – Mr A. Hardman, Mr A. Smith and Mr J. Banks

You can speak to your Form Tutor, Head of House and Assistant Head of House for more advice.

GCSE Planner

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GCSE Specification

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Useful Geography Resources Links

Iceland weather / seismic / volcanic activity

http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/

BBC pictures of the day or week

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-31109946