Curriculum Intent

 

In Geography we aim to enthuse students in an appreciation of the world that they live in. We all live on ‘the same Earth’ no matter what our race, religion, gender or political views are. Sharing an understanding of how other people live is vital to understanding the Geography of the world.

Our world was shaped originally by fantastic physical processes but humans have had their impact as the population grew from the 1800s. Humans will continue to have an impact on their planet and students at Parklands will learn how to do this in a sustainable way.

We aim to give students an understanding of the past, the present and the future, of which they will be a part. We hope that our students will share their love of Geography with their children and grandchildren ...

Students will gain knowledge of the world which will enhance travel experiences in their later life.

 

KS3 Geography Curriculum Map

 

KS3 Fieldwork

Year 7 visit Chorley Town Centre to do a chain store/independent store (Royal Geographical Society) Survey.

Year 8 carry out Microclimate fieldwork in the school’s grounds.

 

GCSE course exam boards specification

Click here for the exam board specification.

 

KS4 content summary

The course comprises three exams:

Paper 1 - 3.1 Living with the physical environment -1 hour 30 minutes (35%)

Paper 2 - 3.2 Challenges in the human environment - 1 hour 30 minutes (35%)

Paper 3 - 3.3 Geographical Applications - 1 hour 15 minutes (30%)

 

KS4 Fieldwork/Outdoor Learning

Year 10

Year 10 - Possible visit to Astley Park - Ecosystem - in the lesson

Year 10 - Salford Quays & River Wyre 

 

Exams

GCSE students follow the AQA GCSE Geography Syllabus (8035) which can be seen here:

There are three GCSE Geography exams:

Paper 1 - 3.1 Living with the physical environment -1 hour 30 minutes (35%)

Paper 2 - 3.2 Challenges in the human environment - 1 hour 30 minutes (35%)

Paper 3 - 3.3 Geographical Applications (Pre-Release and Fieldwork Skills) - 1 hour 15 minutes (30%)

 

Revision Guides

Revision guides can be purchased directly from Mrs Eastham in School (at a reduced rate from those sold in shops).

We also now have packs of Revision Cards which are proving popular.

 

    Textbooks can be purchased online from major book companies.

     Textbook: (Oxford GCSE Geography AQA) ISBN: 978-0-19-836661-4

 

 

Staff

Mrs F Eastham - Curriculum Leader for Geography - Teacher of Geography.

Mrs L Ward - Teacher of Geography and History. Leader of Geography Ambassadors.

Miss R Crabtree - Teacher of Geography and History 

 

Careers

During Geography lessons pupils are made aware of careers available using Geography (and careers linked to other subjects) where possible. One example of this is during a unit about Volcanoes and the Ice Age with Year 7 we talk about the careers available such as volcanologist, meteorologist, climate/data tracker, journalist, photographer, researcher.

Other Geography related careers are posted on the school’s careers page and on the department’s INstagram account.