Geography Y10

Overall Curriculum Goals

By the end of this year students will have completed five of their GCSE units.

Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

Topic Title: 

What are the processes and systems that create river landforms?

Topic Title: 

Is climate change to blame for extreme weather?

Topic Title: 

Are there national and  international differences in the level of development?

Topic Title: 

How is the UK economy changing?

Topic Title: 

What are the challenges of resource management?

Topic Intent:

This unit is about physical processes and systems of rivers and their landscapes, how they change, and how people interact with them at a range of scales and in a range of places.

Topic Intent:

Planning for the possibility of extreme weather is an important part of many professions such as retail and council services. It is important that risk management and responses to natural hazards are carefully thought through to minimise the impact on human life and the damage to property and infrastructure.

Topic Intent: 

This unit is about human processes and systems, how they change both spatially and temporarily. They are studied at a range of places, at a variety of scales and include places in various stated of development. The unit has three sections “The global development gap” a case study on rapid economic change in Nigeria and the changing UK economy.

Topic Intent: 

This unit is about human processes and systems, how they change both spatially and temporarily. They are studied at a range of places, at a variety of scales and include places in various stated of development. The unit has three sections “Manging food resources”, “managing water resources” and “managing energy resources”

Key Content / Skills:  

  • What are the features of the river basin?
  • How does erosion change the landscape?
  • How does the river carry its load?
  • Why is material deposited?
  • How was High Force Waterfall formed?
  • How is an ox-bow lake formed?
  • How are deltas and estuaries formed?
  • What factors affect river flooding?
  • Storm hydrographs
  • How can we mange river flooding?
  • Extreme flooding in the UK Cockermouth/ Storm Desmond 2015 case study.

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Evidence that weather is becoming more extreme in the UK.
  • Beast from the East 2018
  • Heatwave UK 2018
  • Global atmospheric circulation.
  • Global distribution of tropical storms
  • Causes and formation of tropical storms.
  • The structure and features of tropical storms.
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  • Typhoon Haiyan Case Study Philippines
  • Hurricane Katrina USA
  • How monitoring, prediction, protection and planning can reduce the impacts of tropical storms.
  • How climate change might affect the distribution, frequency and intensity of tropical storms.
  • Impact of climate change on desertification
  • Cause of desertification
    Ethiopia / Sudan
  • Reducing desertification / Appropriate technology
    Burkina Faso / Senegal / Kenya

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Our unequal world / The global distribution of resources
  • Measuring development
  • Revision of the DTM
  • Population structures
    UK / Pakistan /China / Japan
  • The UK’s population structure
  • Uneven development – Use of international migration to support development. Polish migration to UK

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Tourism in LIC’S a resource for closing the development gap. (Multiplier effect)
    Jamaica
  • Aid and the use of appropriate technology
  • Nigeria case study
  • Where is Nigeria?
  • Changing employment structures in Nigeria
  • Impacts of TNC’s in Nigeria
  • Inequalities in development in Nigeria

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Changes in the UK economy
  • Provision of food in the UK
  • Provision of water in the UK
  • Provision of energy in the UK
  • UK science and business parks
  • Changing transport infrastructure in the UK
  • The north /south divide in the UK
  • Changing rural landscapes :Impact of tourism on National Parks in the UK

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Global distribution of resources
  • Provision of food in the UK
  • Provision of water in the UK
  • Provision of energy in the UK
  • Global water supply
  • The impact of water insecurity
  • Opportunities for development in hot deserts      Thar Desert India/Pakistan
  • Challenges of hot deserts
  • Thar Desert ; Indira Gandhi water management scheme or Hoover Dam Nevada USA

Assessment:

Written, 40 marks, completed in October

Assessment:

Written, 40 marks, completed in December

Assessment:

Written, 40 marks, completed in February

Assessment:

Written, 40 marks, completed in April

Assessment:

Written, 40 marks, completed in May

Assessment: 

Written, 40 marks, completed in July

Home Learning:

Worksheets, revision activities and Microsoft Teams assignments.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

Water is essential to life on Earth and it is important to have an understanding of how the hydrological system works as this will help us to manage this resource for both our domestic and economic requirements.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

Planning for the possibility of extreme weather is an important part of many professions such as retail and council services.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

Economists use a variety of development indicators to measure one country against another. An understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of these indicators is important, to be able to arrive at a true picture of a country’s development

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

The world of work is constantly changing. It is estimated that you will have twelve different jobs in your lifetime. So what jobs exist in the UK today?

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

In a world with rapidly growing population and an apparently  finite set of resources, the issue of resource management is important to us all.

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