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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Geography
Term 1Physical Landscapes of the UK    
Physical Landscapes of the UK (12% of GCSE) - Students will focus on coastal and river landscapes in the UK for this topic. The processes carried out in both of these landscapes will be looked into along with relationship that we have with all of them. Case studies will be used to solidify any topics covered.
Assessment: Mid unit written exam - Coasts (50 mins) - Students will be assessed on coastal landscapes of the UK. The exam will assess student understanding of coastal landforms created by both erosion and deposition such as headlands and bays, spits and bars and coastal management in the UK.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Physical Landscapes of the UK   
Physical Landscapes of the UK (9) Urban Issues and Challenges (13% of GCSE) You will focus on the rapidly increasing population of our world. Problems caused by this increase will be focused on and sustainability will be looked to as a main solution.
Assessment: End of unit Mock Exam - Rivers and Coasts (50 mins )- Students will be assessed on river landforms created by both erosion and deposition such as v shaped valleys, meanders and oxbow lakes and on the physical/human causes and effects of flooding and flood management in the UK.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Urban Issues and Challenges   
Urban Issues and Challenges (GLH 7) Fieldwork Techniques - Students will carry out fieldwork investigations that will involve out of-school activities at Juniper Hall FSC. Students will have the opportunity to learn fieldwork skills and investigate both physical and human geographical aspects of our environment.
Assessment: (This unit will be assessed through the end of year 10 exam/ 1hr 30 mins): Students will be assessed on the reasons for rapid world population growth and the problems caused by this increase. Sustainability will be looked to as a main solution. Students will be assessed on the problems of urban growth through case studies of two global cities, Rio de Janeiro and London. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Fieldwork Techniques   
Fieldwork Techniques The Living World (10% of GCSE) - You will focus on ecosystems from around the world. Case studies of the rainforest, deserts and cold environments will be focused on. An understanding on key characteristics and relationships in these environments will be gained.
Assessment: Field work preparation and in class practice exam questions. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5The Living World  
The Living World Challenges of Resource Management (10% of GCSE) - Students will focus on the global distribution of resources and how the demand around the world is changing. Food, water and energy will be used as examples with case studies being used to bring each topic to life.
Assessment: (This unit will be assessed through the end of year 10 exam/ 1hr 30 mins): Students will be assessed on ecosystems from around the world. Case studies of the rainforest, deserts and cold environments will be focused on. The assessment will focus on the understanding of the key characteristics and relationships in these environments. End of year 10 Exam: (1hr 30 mins) Physical Landscapes of the UK – Rivers and Coasts. Urban Issues and Challenges. The Living World. 88 marks including 3 for SPaG. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Challenges of Resource Management  
Challenges of Resource Management - Students will focus on the global distribution of resources and how the demand around the world is changing. Food, water and energy will be used as examples with case studies being used to bring each topic to life.
Assessment: End of Unit Written Exam (50 mins) - The assessment will focus on the global distribution of resources and how the demand around the world is changing. Case studies will be used to assess student understanding.Key Words and Terms
 

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