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The Henry
Beaufort
School

Geography

 

 

 

EXAM BOARD

OCR

ASSESSMENT FORMAT

100% terminal examination

GRADE METHOD

9-1

 

GCSE

The course encourages the development of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills through the study of physical and human geography. Students are required to undertake at least two fieldtrips, one relating to physical geography and one relating to human geography. The following topics are studied:

 

  • Global Hazards (physical)
  • Changing Climate (physical)
  • Distinctive Landscapes (physical)
  • Sustaining Ecosystems (physical)
  • Urban Futures (human)
  • Dynamic Development (human)
  • UK in the 21st Century (human)
  • Resource Reliance (human)

 

Examinations:

Paper 1(35%) – Our Natural World (physical geography) - 75 minutes

Paper 2 (35%) – People and Society (human geography) - 75 minutes

Paper 3 (30%) – Synoptic skills based exam with a decision-making exercise - 90 minutes

 

KEY STAGE 3

Scale is important and the students study issues from the local to the global scale in each topic. Various themes are studied in Y7 to Y9 that cover physical and human elements. These range from ecosystems and glaciation to industry and development. Their skills are developed during this time with map work, data handling. 

 

SMSC in Geography

SMSC is integrated within Geography. The theme of ‘sustainability’ runs throughout Geography from Y7 to Y11. This ensures that students receive the consistent theme of development in a way that is socially inclusive, ethical and considerate of their role as a global citizen.