Geography

Subject Teacher: Miss Evans & Miss Warren

 


Geography is a highly successful subject at Lakelands Academy, consistently achieving some of the highest GCSE grades in the County.

 

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy, lays a small un-regarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet......"          Douglas Adams, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

 

Our achievements are the result of clear aims and good teaching.

At Lakelands we aim to:

  • Foster a greater understanding of the world
  • Foster an appreciation, that human and physical processes interact to shape the world
  • Enhance the awareness of different cultures, values and attitudes
  • Develop an awareness of being a global citizen 

Course overview

Students learn basic skills in Year 7 through the topics listed below;

  • Maps, Landscapes and Britain
  • Population
  • Ecosystems
  • Coastal landscapes

 

 In Year 8 students then apply the skills learnt in Year 7 to Geographical investigations and begin to develop their own independence whilst learning about the world and their place in it through the topics listed below;

  • Mind the Gap
  • Water Works
  • Rivers
  • What’s the use
  • Changing my world


In Year 9 we look at the below topics

  • Our Restless Earth
  • Going to Extremes
  • The Geography of Crime
  • The Role of Stones

Years 10 and 11 , students opting to continue working toward a GCSE in Geography will study:

Paper 1: The Physical Environment

  • Changing Landscapes
  • Coastal landscapes and Processes
  • River landscapes and Processes
  • Weather hazards and Climate Change
  • Ecosystems, Biodiversity and management

Paper 2: The Human Environment

  • Changing Cities
  • Global development
  • Resource management

Paper 3: Geographical Investigations

Fieldwork and UK challenges

  • Fieldwork - Human and Physical in two contrasting locations
  • UK challenges

 

Assessment details:

Paper 1 - Theme 1 - 90 Minutes - 37.5%
Paper 2 - Theme 2 - 90 Minutes - 37.5%
Paper 3 - Theme 3 - 90 Minutes - 25%


For more information;

Please click here to view further information about this curriculum at the Pearson website.

If you would like any further information about the Geography Curriculum at Lakelands please click here to contact Miss Evans or Head of Faculty, Miss Preece. 

 

Miss A Evans

Miss A Warren