Geography at KS5

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Course ID
AQA 7037
Faculty
Humanities
Department
Geography
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
E. Richman
Head of Department
A. Holloway

At KS5 we offer a GCE in ‘A’ Level Geography; students study the AQA ‘A’ Level specification.

This has clear links to the GCSE specification in terms of assessment objectives and knowledge. The topics selected (e.g. Hazards and coasts) build upon knowledge students have gained at KS3 and developed at KS4. The AQA specification includes human and physical units and a Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) where students complete an individual geographical investigation which requires them to devise a question, collect data in the field and analyse their work. This is a culmination of all the skills and fieldwork elements learnt throughout they key stages.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Coasts and Hazards. Mid-unit assessment Coasts.
Mid-unit assessment Hazards.
Autumn 2 Coasts and Hazards. End of unit assessment Coasts.
End of unit assessment Hazards.
Spring 1 Contemporary urban environments and changing places. Mid-unit assessment CUE.
Mid-unit assessment CP.
Spring 2 Contemporary urban environments and changing places. Mid-unit assessment CUE.
Mid-unit assessment CP.
Summer 1 Contemporary urban environments and changing places. End of unit assessment CUE.
End of unit assessment CP.
Summer 2 Fieldwork / NEA. End of year exam (all units).

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Global systems and Governance. Mid unit assessment.
Autumn 2 Global systems and Governance. End of unit assessment.
Spring 1 Water and Carbon cycles. Mid unit assessment.
Spring 2 Water and Carbon Cycles. End of unit assessment.
Summer 1 Revision and exam preparation.  
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
BBC; The Guardian; Seneca Learning; Geographical Association; Institute of British Geographers; GeoReview (free on Kerboodle); GeoActive (free on Kerboodle). The Economist, as directed by class teacher; The Guardian; The Independent. Economist Podcast; Stratford (Olympic Park); Walton on the Naze; Your NEA location e.g. St Albans; Science Museum; Natural History Museum; Covent Garden Transport Museum. Geography Leadership; Geography Documentary Club.

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
BBC; The Guardian; Seneca Learning; Geographical Association; Institute of British Geographers; GeoReview (free on Kerboodle); GeoActive (free on Kerboodle). The Economist, as directed
by class teacher; The Guardian; The Independent.
Economist Podcast; Stratford (Olympic Park); Walton on the Naze; Your NEA location e.g. St Albans; Science Museum; Natural History Museum; Covent Garden Transport Museum. Geography Leadership; Geography Documentary Club.

 

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