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Geography

Mr Mark Blackwell

Head Of Department - Geography

Tel: EXT: 1034

Email: mblackwell@nunthorpe.co.uk

Geography is a study of the Earth on which we live, in this subject we study a range of physical and human geography topics.

We also look at the interactions that humans have with the environment and the impacts that this has on people and places. We have three full time subject specialists in the department.

Geography Department

Mrs Kirsty Whitehead

Humanities Teacher
kwhitehead@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1034

Miss Emily Woodmass

Humanities Teacher
ewoodmass@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1034

Key Stage 3

Geography is delivered in Years 7, 8 and 9 at Key Stage 3.

The Learning Journey

Key Stage 4

Depending on their pathway when students pick options in year 9 they may be required to pick Geography for GCSE.

Year 10

We follow AQA Geography GCSE (9-1) 8035. The weighting of the topics in this exam are as follows:

  • Paper 1 – Living with Physical Environment 35% of GCSE;
  • Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment 35% of GCSE;
  • Paper 3 – Geographical Applications 30% of GCSE.
UNIT 1UNIT 2UNIT 3UNIT 4
The Living WorldThe Challenge of Natural HazardsUrban Issues and ChallengesUK Physical Landscapes: Rivers / Fieldwork

Year 11

UNIT 1UNIT 2UNIT 3UNIT 4
UK Physical Landscapes: CoastsThe Changing Economic WorldResource Management & EnergyRevision and pre-release preparation

The Learning Journey

Assessment

GCSE students are regularly assessed with exam questions, they will also have end of unit assessments and trial exams throughout the course.

Key Stage 5

At A-Level we follow the Edexcel geography specification, 8GEO for AS Geography and 9GEO for the A-Level qualification.

AS

UNIT 1UNIT 2UNIT 3UNIT 4
GlobalisationRegenerating PlacesHazardsCoasts

A-Level

UNIT 1UNIT 2UNIT 3UNIT 4
SuperpowersMigration Identity and SovereigntyThe Carbon Cycle and Energy SecurityThe Water Cycle and Water Security

Year 13 Geography students also complete an Independent Investigation which is worth 20% of their final grade.

The Learning Journey

Assessment

Students will be assessed throughout their Key Stage Five studies with exam questions and extended pieces of writing. Students will also have end of unit assessments and trial exams throughout the course.

Mr Mark Blackwell

Head Of Department - Geography

Tel: EXT: 1034

Email: mblackwell@nunthorpe.co.uk

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