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The Meridian School • Garden Walk • Royston • Hertfordshire • SG8 7JH

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Geography

 

We begin Year 9 with an Introduction to Geography unit where we study the key skills and concepts that students will require throughout their Geography studies.  We then begin teaching the content from our GCSE course.  At GCSE we follow OCR B ‘Geography for enquiring minds’.

Geography Department Curriculum Outline

N.B. As these are new courses, timings may be adjusted/amended as appropriate throughout the year.

 

Topics

Autumn Term 1

Geographical concepts, skills, techniques and presentation

Autumn Term 2

Topic 1: Global hazards- Tectonics

Christmas Break

Spring Term 1

Topic 1: Global Hazards Tectonics

Spring Term 2

Topic 1: Global Hazards Weather

Easter Break

Summer Term 1

Topic 1: Global Hazards Weather

Summer Term 2

Topic 2: Changing Climate

Year 10 2017-18

 

Autumn Term 1

Topic 4: Sustaining ecosystems TRFs & Poles

Autumn Term 2

Complete Topic 4
Revision component 1

Christmas Break

Spring Term 1

Topic 7: UK in the 21st Century

Spring Term 2

Topic 5: Urban Futures

Easter Break

Summer Term 1

Topic 3: Distinctive landscapes Rivers

Summer Term 2

Topic 3: Distinctive landscapes: Coasts +  Fieldwork

Year 11 2018-19

 

Autumn Term 1

Topic 6: Dynamic development

Autumn Term 2

Topic 8: Resource reliance

Christmas Break

Spring Term 1

Consolidation and revision

Spring Term 2

Filling knowledge/skills gaps/exam prep

Easter Break

Summer Term 1

Revision

Summer Term 2

Exams

Year 12-13  Sept 2016 – July 2018
AQA A-Level

 

Year 12

Year 13

Autumn Term 1
5th Sept – 21st Oct, 7 weeks, c21 lessons

Hazards

Water & Carbon Cycles

Autumn Term 2
31st Oct – 21st Dec (7.5 weeks c. 21lessons)

Hazards

Changing Places

Water & Carbon Cycles
Global Systems & Global Governance

Christmas Break

Spring Term 1
5th Jan-10th Feb (5wks c. 15 lessons)

Mocks
Changing Places

Global Systems & Global Governance
Populaton and the environment

Spring Term 2
20th Feb-31st March (6wks c.18lessons)

Changing Places

Population and the environment
REVISION

Easter Break

Summer Term 1
(19 Apr – 26 May) (5.5 weeks – 16 lessons)

Coastal systems & landscapes

REVISION

Summer Term 2
(5 Jun-21 July) 7 weeks – 21 lessons

Coastal systems & landscapes
Geographical Investigation

 

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