Geography

Geography

Geography is, in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living. Learning through geography – whether gained through formal learning or experientially through travel, fieldwork and expeditions – helps us all to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible citizens and employees.

Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups underlie much of the newer developments in human geography.

 

 

Key Dates:

Date

Subject

Destination

Year group and numbers.

Purpose.

29/1/13

RS

Exeter

40 year nines.

Holocaust remembrance day

November

RS

Imperial war museum

40 year nines

Holocaust exhibition.

June after Y11 have left.

History

Chepstowe Castle.

All of year seven.

History of warfare.

March

History/govt and politics.

Houses of parliament

Year twelve history and politics students.

Formation of parliaments and democracy.

November

History

London operating theatres.

45 year elevens.

Medicine through time exam.

6th March

Geography

Bristol

Y12 geographers

Geography coursework

7th  March

Geography

East Devon settlements

Y12 geographers

Geography coursework

8th March

Geography

Lyme Regis coastline

Y12 geographers

Geography coursework

4th and 5th March

Geography

Dawlish Warren

Y10 Geographers

Controlled assessment fieldwork.

June

B and V

Exeter

Y7

Visit mosque, synagogue and museum.

Year ten controlled assessment is due in at the end of the summer term.

 

Geography - Key Stage Five

AS and A2 Level.

Exam Board Link: http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse09/geography/a/Pages/default.aspx

 

Global Challenges.

World at risk takes a close look at geophysical and hydro-meteorological hazards around the world and how people cope with them. It also delves more deeply into global warming and climate change with an attempt to look into the future and what it holds for the human race.

Going global looks closely at the phenomenon of globalisation and how it impacts on various countries and different people. Population issues are also explored, with a focus on migration and the growth of mega-cities.  

Geographical investigations.

Inequality is the first of two investigations. We visit fifteen areas of Bristol and a selection of settlements around East Devon looking at how environments and people’s lives differ. We attempt to explore the concepts of absolute and relative poverty and arrive at a more reasoned understanding of what inequality is.

 Crowded coasts explores the pressure that coastlines are under and how different areas cope with that pressure. It involves a visit to the South Devon coastline and an assessment of how we protect our local coastal area. 

Contested planet.

Global security is investigated extensively looking particularly at energy security, water conflicts and super-power geography. Global threats to biodiversity is also looked at focussing on mangroves and forests. Global development and how to bridge the development gap is investigated focussing on technology as a ‘fix’ for poverty.

Geographical research.

Students embark upon a guided research unit about tectonic hazards and how countries at different levels of development cope with them.

 

Geography - Key Stage Four

GCSE Geography.

Exam Board Link: http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse09/geography/a/Pages/default.aspx

Geography is well known as a subject that links to all other subjects in the curriculum, so a GCSE in Geography is a stepping stone to a whole range of opportunities. A good grade will help to move you on to any AS, Applied A Level or BTEC course. You may want to continue your study of geography or take a course such as a BTEC National in Travel and Tourism which has a more work related approach.

The skills you develop can lead you to employment opportunities in journalism, media, engineering, IT, travel and tourism, environmental management, marketing, business management and teaching. Geographers are everywhere!

 

Tectonic Landscapes.

The earth is not dead. Plate movements cause earthquakes and volcanic activity is found in many areas. We need to understand and measure these powerful forces both for our own personal protection and to prevent widespread damage to property.

A Watery World.

The twenty first century is likely to be dominated by conflict over resource shortages. Water is the most basic of resources and is going to be the one that causes most conflict.

Coastal Landscapes.

Everyone in Devon lives within forty miles of the coast. The climate is less extreme, the farming more productive and links with the outside world easier. With increasing pressure globally coastal areas need management and protection.

Controlled assessment. Dawlish Warren.

The sand bar at Dawlish Warren is disappearing. So what? This spit protects every village and town on the Exe Estuary from storm surge flooding. Is there anything we can do about it? 

Population Change.

Population growth is one of the most challenging issues for the planet. Can we cope with another three billion people in the next thirty years and what impact do varying growth rates have on different parts of the world?

A Tourists World.

Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world. It has a range of positive and negative impacts on people and the environment. For poorer countries it can offer one of the very few sources of income.

Challenges for the Planet.

Climate change is controversial. We know that the global climate is changing and many believe that human activity is the main cause. Some, but not all, scientists think the results will be disastrous. What we can do about it and what we choose to do about it are big issues for us all.

Geographical Skills.

Geographical skills are an essential part of modern life. You need them to find your way around and to understand and interpret the world around you. They have a practical value that will not just make you more knowledgeable about the world, but also make you move around it more effectively and efficiently.


 

Geography is, in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living. Learning through geography - whether gained through formal learning or experientially through travel, fieldwork and expeditions - helps us all to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible citizens and employees.

Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups underlie much of the newer developments in human geography.

 

Year 7

Fantastic Places.

Why is Svalbard so fantastic? Why does Molly move? Is Stonehenge a disgrace and what on Earth is The Totem Pole?

The unit is assessed through a Fantastic Places poster.

Our place in history.

How can we investigate the history of our local area using maps and photographs? How has Honiton and our school changed over time? How do we fit into the history of our place?

The unit is assessed through a Honiton Town Trail leaflet.

Science and Geography. Perfect partners.

What are the links between Geography and Science? How can the combined application of the two subjects help us to investigate issues such as the spread of diseases and the extinction of some languages? Students are assessed through a piece of work on animal adaptations.

Burning planet?

What makes the climate change? How does climate change affect people around the World? What can we do about it? Assessment looks at sustainable development schemes.

What’s China really like?

What is modern day China really like? How is China's rapid economic growth affecting all of us? Students produce a leaflet about China for assessment.

Adventure Landscapes.

Why do some landscapes encourage adventurous activities? The unit looks at Cheddar Gorge and the Isle of Skye and includes an assessment where students choose one Adventure Landscape to investigate.

Year 8

Mapping festivals.

The Glastonbury Festival explored through maps. How environmentally friendly is it? Where would you site a festival to avoid the risk of flooding?

The unit is assessed through an investigation of European festivals using Google Earth.

Food for thought.

Where does our food come from? Can we change our consumption patterns to more sustainable ones?

The unit is assessed through a storyboard for an information video.

Moving stories.

Why do people migrate? What issues does migration into the UK cause? What views about migrants do we develop?

The unit is assessed through a persuasive speech.

Our place in Europe.

What is the EU? An 'in depth' look at the geography of Italy.

The unit is assessed through a test.

Risky places.

What is crime and what has it got to do with Geography? How does crime differ from place to place? How does crime link people together in different places?

The unit is assessed through an investigation into organised crime.

Paradise lost?

What is tourism and why does it bring so many visitors to Devon? Why are the passengers in row 15 on their way to Thailand? What impacts does tourism have on Thailand?

The unit is assessed through a Thailand visotor guide

 

 

                     
 

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