Geography at Launceston College
Year 7
Term Topic Summary of learning outcomes Assessment
Autumn1/2Autumn2/Spring 1 

 

 

Spring 2/Sumer 1

 

 

 

Summer 1/Summer 2

Ordnance Survey map skills and residential preparation. Pupils will develop the skills (e.g. grid references…) needed to interpret Ordnance Survey maps. They will produce a route description for their residential. Written assessment: route description using Ordnance Survey map.
Cold environments. Pupils will develop their understanding of the physical geography of the tundra. They will study aspects such as climate and animal adaptation. There will also be an opportunity for pupils to study aspects of human geography; such as how humans interact with the landscape. Written assessment: design and animal.
 China. Pupils will develop their understanding of the physical characteristics of China’s landscape. They will also consider the human geography of China’s population and economic growth. Written assessment: describing and explaining their distribution of population in China.
 Crime. Pupils will develop their understanding as to how geography can be used to analyse crime patterns. They will also consider how geography can be used to ‘design out’ crime. Written assessment: analysing crime patterns.
Year 8
Term Topic Summary of learning outcomes Assessment
Autumn1/2Autumn2/Spring 1 

 

 

Spring 2/Sumer 1

 

 

 

Summer 1/Summer 2

 Coasts. Pupils will develop their understanding about the physical processes that influence the coast. They will also consider how the coast is an important resource for humans. Written assessment: describe and explain the formation of coastal stacks.
Tropical Rainforests. Pupils will develop their understanding of the physical geography of the tropical rainforests. They will study aspects such as climate and structure of the forest. There will also be an opportunity for pupils to study aspects of human geography; such as how humans are trying to manage deforestation. Written exam based on questions from AQA Geography B
 Tourism. Pupils will develop their understanding of the global tourism industry. This will include aspects of physical geography; such as the characteristics that attract tourists to various places. It will also include aspects of human geography; such as how technology has helped tourism to become increasingly globalised. Written assessment: TBC
 Enquiry. Pupils will conduct a small on-site fieldwork investigation to develop their understanding of the process and the skills required for similar investigations Key Stage 4. Written assessment: enquiry presentation and interpretation of findings.
Year 9
Term Topic Summary of learning outcomes Assessment
Autumn1/2Autumn2/Spring 1 

 

 

 

Spring 2/Sumer 1

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1/Summer 2

 Hazards. Pupils will study the causes and consequences of hazards; such as tsunamis and obesity. They will develop their understanding of how the damaging impacts of such hazards could be reduced. Written assessment: explaining the cause of the 2004 boxing day earthquake/tsunami.
 Deserts. Pupils will develop their understanding of the physical geography of the desert. They will study aspects such as climate and desert landforms. There will also be an opportunity for pupils to study aspects of human geography; such the role of humans in desertification. Written exam based on questions from AQA Geography B
 Rivers. Pupils will develop their understanding of the physical geography of the rivers. They will study aspects such as the drainage basin hydrological cycle and rive landforms. There will also be an opportunity for pupils to study aspects of human geography; such as managing the floodplains. Written assessment: TBC
GCSE concepts. Pupils will undertake a sequence of lessons that helps pupils to develop some of the ‘big ideas’ that flow throughout the AQA Geography B specification. This includes; how physical processes shape land and how a cause can set off a chain of effects. They will study this through interesting geographical content (e.g. slums) and develop their written exam technique. It is hoped that this unit will summarise Key Stage 3 and lay a useful foundation for Key Stage 4. Written exam based on questions from AQA Geography B
Year 10

AQA GSCE Geography B

Exam board specification Exam board specification

 

Term Topic Summary of learning outcomes
Autumn1/2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1/2/Sumer 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1/Summer 2

Pupils will learn about how tourism has become   rapidly growing industry. They will consider how this growth impacts on people and places and requires careful management in order to ensure that it is sustainable. They will investigate how some countries have used tourism to close the development gap. This unit focuses on geographical investigation. Pupils will be given the opportunity to investigate a range of places and to consider how global trends and developments in tourism impact specific localities and groups of people.
Pupils will learn how coastal area snare being constantly re-shaped by both natural processes and the demands of economic development. Pupils will also understand how the sometimes conflicting demands on the coast create a need forManagement strategies. Pupils will explore contemporary issues such as how the increasing threat of rising sea levels has enhanced the demand for the sustainable management.
Controlled assessment 1. This is a local fieldwork investigation. Pupils will collect data from a local area; such as Dawlish Warren. Controlled assessment 1 is worth 15% of the total GCSE grade. It will be based on either the coasts or tourism topic.
Year 11

AQA GSCE Geography B

Exam board specification Exam board specification
Term Topic Summary of learning outcomes Assessment
Autumn1 

 

Autumn1/2, Spring 1

 

 

 

 

Spring 1/Spring 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1/2

Controlled assessment 2. This is an issue investigation. Pupils will research on either the energy or water topics. Written assessment: controlled assessment write up in class, 8 hours.
Mock exam on coasts and tourism in November
Pupils will learn about the location, cause, effects and ways of reducing the damaging effects for earthquakes, volcanoes, tropical storms and wildfires. Past paper in class.
Pupils will learn about the trends in our increasingly urban world. The will understand that in developing countries, large numbers of people are moving to core urban-industrial areas in the hope of improving their quality of life. Pupil will study the challenges (e.g. housing) that this creates for urban planners. Pupils will study the economic decline that has occurred in many urban areas in developed countries; the challenge in theseareas is often about improving socio-economic conditions and addressing environmental issues.Pupils will also consider how we can manage urban areas sustainably. Past paper in class.
Mock examination on hazards and urban in March
Revision Pupils will conduct revision on coasts and urban for the unit 1 exam. They will also conduct revision on hazards and tourism for the unit 2 exam. Summer exams.
AS/A2 Level

AQA examination board.

Specification is found at: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/a-level/geography-2030

Students will be assessed on past examination questions throughout the course and in mock exams sat in January.

Overview of the course:

Term Course content
GEOG1
Autumn Term 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Term

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term

 

 

Coasts 

Population

 

JANUARY MOCK EXAM JANUARY MOCK EXAM
GEOG1
Energy/Health 

Rivers

MOCK EXAM IN CLASS
Revision
The GEOG2 unit will be delivered alongside the population and rivers units. It will also be delivered through a fieldwork residential to Swanage
GEOG3
Autumn Term 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term

World Cities. 

 

JANUARY MOCK EXAM
GEOG3 GEOG4a
Ecosystems Geographical skills
MOCK EXAM IN CLASS MOCK EXAM IN CLASS
Revision