Geography

Objectives:

AO1: To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of places, environments, concepts, processes, interactions and change, at a variety of scales.

AO2: To apply knowledge and understanding in different contexts to interpret, analyse and evaluate geographical information and issues.

AO3: To use a variety of relevant quantitative, qualitative and fieldwork skills to:

- Investigate geographical questions and issues;
- Interpret, analyse and evaluate data and evidence;
- Construct arguments and draw conclusions.


Year

Year 12

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Physical Systems (H481/01)

Human Interactions (H481/02)

Physical Systems (H481/01)

Human Interactions (H481/02)

Geographical Debates (H481/03)

Human Interactions (H481/02)

Geographical Debates (H481/03)

Investigative Geography (H481/04)

Time

14 weeks

11 weeks

14 weeks

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Landscape Systems: Coastal Landscapes (JH)

Students will study coastal landscapes, learning about: coastal processes and landforms; the influence and impact of climate change and human activity on the coastal zone and the management strategies that can be used to protect against erosion and flooding.

Earth’s Life Support Systems (JH)

Students will study the importance of water and carbon to life on Earth; case studies of the tropical rainforest and arctic tundra; how these ecosystems change over time; and the extent to which the water and carbon cycles are linked.

Changing Spaces; Making Places (CP)

Students will study two contrasting places at a local scale; how place is understood and represented; economic change and social inequality; and placemaking processes in creating places.

Geographical Debates: Hazardous Earth (JH)

Students will study the evidence for continental drift and plate tectonics; the main hazards generated by volcanic and seismic activity; the implications of living in tectonically active zones; and the measures available to help people cope with living in tectonically active areas. These concepts will be studied through ‘geographical debates’, allowing students to think contextually and analytically.

Changing Spaces; Making Places (CP)

Students will study two contrasting places at a local scale; how place is understood and represented; economic change and social inequality; and placemaking processes in creating places.

Global Connections: Global Systems: Global Migration (CP)

Students will study the modern patterns of global migration; the reasons why global migration has become increasingly complex and the issues associated with unequal flows of global migration.

Independent Investigation (JH)

Students will undertake a residential fieldtrip that will give them the opportunity to plan and execute a geographical field study of their choice based on a topic that they have studied, collecting data and analysing its statistical significance to determine its geographical significance in the real world. 


Year

Year 13

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Human Interactions (H481/02)

Geographical Debates (H481/03)

Investigative Geography (H481/04)

Global Issues (F763)

Geographical Skills (F764)

 

Time

14 weeks

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Global Connections: Global Governance: Power and Borders (CP)

Students will study what is meant by sovereignty and territorial integrity; the contemporary challenges to sovereign state authority; the role of global governance in conflict and the effectiveness of global governance of sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Independent Investigation (JH)

Students will use the data collected from their residential fieldtrip to complete their independent investigation. 

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Geographical Debates: Climate Change (JH)

Students will study how and why climate has changed in the past; how and why the era of industrialisation has affected global climate; why there is a debate over climate change; how humans can respond to climate change; and whether an international response to climate change can ever work. These concepts will be studied through ‘geographical debates’, allowing students to think contextually and analytically.

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