Key Stage 3 overview

Geography at KS3 covers the key skills that will be used at KS4. We develop map skills by using OS, world and UK maps; construct and describe graphs; label and annotate images; analyse and evaluate different schemes/political polices used in different countries around the world and practise fieldwork techniques such as data presentation and risk assessment.

These skills are applied to a wide range of assessments throughout KS3. The topics covered are China, Rivers, Settlement, Antarctica, Farming, Africa and Globalisation.

Key Stage 4 overview

Geography at KS4 follows the AQA Geography syllabus. There are three papers:

  • Paper 1 (Physical): Coasts, Rivers, the living world (tropical rainforests and hot deserts) and hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, tropical storms and climate change).
  • Paper 2 (Human): Urbanisation, resource management, the development gap and economic futures.
  • Paper 3 (Skills): Fieldwork and issue evaluation.

Qualification assessment overview

The Geography GCSE is 100% external assessment which takes place in May/June of Year 11.

Internal PPE’s take place once in Year 9 and twice in Years 10 & 11 to monitor progress, but pupils regularly complete practice questions in a variety of forms throughout KS4.

Curriculum map

CLICK HERE for the curriculum map for Geography 2019/20

How can parents support their child and Sir Thomas Boughey with Geography?

In Geography pupils will need to back up their answers with case study information: pupils will find this easier if they watch the news and are aware of events that happen around the world. The AQA exam practise workbook and revision guide are a fantastic resource to help pupils with revision for exams and assessments.

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