Will begin with a module focusing on Geographical skills which are an integral part of Geography and so equips the students with these skills. Students will then move onto modules with a focus on the continents of Asia and Africa looking at key issues including deforestation, drought, extreme weather and many more.
Will begin with a module on population. Students will then go onto to study rivers and coasts, using case studies of The River Tees and The Holderness Coast. Both of the topics feature heavily in the new OCR Geography GCSE that students who opt for Geography will study in Year 9.
Sees the commencement of the new OCR Geography GCSE. The first program of study is entitled Living in The UK. The initial unit of study is Landscapes of The UK which features detailed case studies of The River Tees and The Holderness Coast. Unit two is People of The UK. This includes a detailed case study of urban regeneration in The Upper Lea Valley in London and an in depth study of the key characteristics of the city of Leeds. Year 9 concludes with the UK Environmental Challenges Unit. This gives our students the opportunity to investigate how energy production in the UK has changed over the last fifty years and the impact that it has had on local environments and ecosystems.
Sees the commencement of the second program of study which is entitled The World Around Us. The initial unit of study is Global Ecosystems. This gives students the opportunity to study in depth two of the most famous Biomes in the world, The Great Barrier Reef and The Amazonian Rainforest. Unit two is People of Planet. Here students study development and look at two fascinating in-depth case studies of Ethiopia and Rio de Janeiro. The final unit of study is the challenging Environmental Threats to Our Planet. This includes in-depth studies of climate change and extreme weather conditions, such as drought and tropical storms. Year 10 concludes with a field study visit to The Lake District where both a Human and Physical Geography study are undertaken.
Sees gives the opportunity for students to focus on the skills paper. Here key geography skills such as map work and analysing statistical data are undertaken. Also, there is the opportunity to revisit topics for purposes of revision.