Geography Y11

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 challenges of urban environments?

Topic Title: 

Is climate change to blame for extreme weather?

Topic Title: 

Are the impacts of tectonic activity linked to development?

Topic Title: 

What are the physical processes and systems that create coastal landscapes?

Topic Title: 

Are tropical rainforests our last line of defence against climate change?

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Paper 3

Pre release preparation

Topic Intent:

Challenges in the human environment is about human processes and systems, how they change both spatially and temporally.

They are studied in a range of places, at a variety of scales and include places in various stages of development. The unit covers:

Global patterns of urban change

Urban change in UK cities

Urban sustainability

Topic Intent: 

Living with the physical environment is about physical processes and systems, how they change, and how people interact with them at a range of scales and in a range of places.

Topic Intent: 

Preparation for Paper 3 Geographical skills examination

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Megacities
  • Introducing Rio de Janeiro
  • Social challenges for Rio
  • Economic challenges for Rio
  • Environmental challenges for Rio
  • The role of TNC’s on Rio and Brazil’s development

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Manchester: urban change and social inequality and opportunities.
  • Manchester: economic opportunities created by urban change.
  • Manchester, environmental issues and moving towards sustainability.
  • Manchester: Urban regeneration (CBD / inner city)

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Revision of plate tectonics / theory of continental drift.
  • Iceland volcanic activity case study
  • Comparison of New Zealand and Nepal earthquakes.
  • Prediction, preparation and planning for tectonic events

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Wave weathering and erosion
  • Erosional landforms
  • Coastal transportation and depositional features
  • Coastal management / Holderness

Key Content / Skills:  

  • What is an ecosystem / biome
  • The tropical rainforest biome / adaptations
  • Exploitation of rainforests Ecuador case study
  • Sustainable management of rainforests in Brazil

Key Content / Skills:  

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

The pattern of urban growth is important in such occupations as town planners and politicians.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

The sustainable management of urban growth is the responsibility of town planners and politicians.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

Volcanologists are scientists who’s job it is to study earthquakes and volcanoes and try to predict when there may be a threat to life or property.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

With the issues of rising sea levels due to climate change becoming more of a threat, we as an island nation will need to manage these areas effectively both for the present and the future

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

An understanding of climate change is becoming increasing important as we try to balance the need to promote the economy whilst protecting the environment.

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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