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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Geography
Term 1Natural Hazards   
Natural Hazards (13 % of GCSE) - Students will focus on natural hazards both globally and in the UK. A range of case studies are looked at ranging from earthquakes & volcanoes to tsunamis & flooding. The effect that these natural hazards have on people will be studied as well as responses from all around the world.
Assessment: End of unit written exam - (50 mins) Students will be assessed on natural hazards both globally and in the UK. The assessment will focus on the effect that these natural hazards have on people and the global response. Students understanding will be assessed through a range of case studies, ranging from earthquakes & volcanoes to tsunamis & flooding.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2The Changing Economic World   
The Changing Economic World (12% of GCSE) - Students will focus on global economic variations. Strategies to reduce the development gap along with changing patterns in the UK’s economy will also be investigated.
Assessment: This unit will be assessed through the year 11 mock exam/ 1hr 30 mins): Students will be assessed on global economic variations. Strategies to reduce the development gap along with changing patterns in the UK’s economy. Mock Exam: Paper 1 – Living with the Physical Environment (1 hour 30 minutes) 88 marks including 3 for SPaG 35% of GCSE Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment 1 hour 30 minutes 88 marks including 3 for SPaG 35% of GCSE Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3 & 4Revision, Synoptic, Skills, Issue Evaluation & Pre-Release   
Revision/ Synoptic/ Skills/ Issue Evaluation & Pre-Release - Pre-release booklet for synoptic Paper 3 is released 12 weeks before the exam. Students will focus on skills necessary for Paper 3 along with consolidating knowledge gained from Papers 1 and 2. Fieldwork/Synoptic Paper will make up 30% of the GCSE
Assessment: Field Work Techniques/ Issue Evaluation & Pre-Release (Paper 3): Paper 3 – Geographical Applications Exam 1 hour 15 minutes 76 marks including 6 for SPaG 30% of GCSE Preparation/pre-release booklet for synoptic Paper 3 is released 12 weeks before the exam. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5 & 6Revision & Exams   
Preparation for final GCSE exams.
Assessment: Revision/Exams - Paper 1 – Living with the Physical Environment 1 hour 30 minutes 88 marks including 3 for SPaG 35% of GCSE Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment 1 hour 30 minutes 88 marks including 3 for SPaG 35% of GCSE Paper 3 – Geographical Applications 1 hour 15 minutes 76 marks including 6 for SPaG 30% of GCSE Key Words and Terms
 

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