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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Geography

This is the Curriculum Overview for Geography.  A Long Term Plan for each year group can be viewed below.  Links to the homework and a breakdown for each unit (Medium Term Plan) will be made available by the start of each half-term. 

You can contact the Subject Coordinator of Geography by emailing geography@harrispurley.org.uk

Year 7

Autumn 1

The Hitchhikers Guide to my Galaxy

THE HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

Assessment Focus

What is the human and physical geography of the UK like? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Autumn 2

FROM CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN (AFRICA AND UK)

Assessment Focus

What is Africa like and how it is changing? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 1

GEOGRAPHY: MY PASSPORT TO THE WORLD

Assessment Focus

How can Geography help me understand the world? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

BEHIND THE BRAND

Assessment Focus

What is the human and environmental cost of buying an iPhone? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 1

GAZING AT GLACIERS

Assessment Focus

How does glaciation change the world? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 2

FROM POLE TO POLE

Assessment Focus

Why are the Poles significant, and how are they changing? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

​HOMEWORK

Year 8

Autumn 1

EXCITING ENVIRONMENTS

Assessment Focus

What are the world’s main biomes and how do humans interact with them? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Autumn 2

ANGRY EARTH

Assessment Focus

What are tectonic processes and how do they impact humans and environments? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 1

BORDERS BORDERS EVERYWHERE AND NOT A WALL IN SIGHT

Assessment Focus

What are borders and how do they impact people and the environment? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

Spring 2

THE RISE AND RISE OF INDIA

Assessment Focus

What are India’s opportunities and challenges for the future? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 1

THE ROLE OF STONES

Assessment Focus

How do rocks shape the world? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK 

 

 

Summer 2

LAND HO!

Assessment Focus

How and why are the UK’s rivers and coastline changing? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

Year 9

Autumn 1

THE UK - A NATION OF CHANGE

Assessment Focus

What is the UK like and how is it changing? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Autumn 2

THE BRICS

Assessment Focus

What are the BRICS and what does the future hold in store for them? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 1

GLOBAL HAZARDS

Assessment Focus

How can weather be hazardous? How do plate tectonics shape the world? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

GLOBAL HAZARDS

Assessment Focus

How can weather be hazardous? How do plate tectonics shape the world? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 1

DISTINCTIVE LANDSCAPES

Assessment Focus

What makes a landscape distinctive? What influences the landscape of the UK? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 2

FIELDWORK SKILLS

Assessment Focus

How does the human geography of London vary in different parts of the city? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

Year 10

Autumn 1

SUSTAINING ECOSYSTEMS

Assessment Focus

Why are natural ecosystems important? Why should tropical rainforests matter to us? Is there more to polar environments than ice? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Autumn 2

CHANGING CLIMATES

Assessment Focus

What evidence is there to suggest climate change is a natural process? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 1

URBAN FUTURES

Assessment Focus

Why do more than half the world’s population live in cities? What are the challenges and opportunities for cities today? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT

Assessment Focus

Why are some countries richer than others? Are LIDC’s likely to stay poor? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 1

UK IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Assessment Focus

How is the UK changing in the 21st century? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 2

FIELDWORK

Assessment Focus

What makes a landscape distinctive? What influences the landscape of the UK? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

​HOMEWORK

Year 11

Autumn 1

POPULATION DYNAMICS AND CONSUMING RESOURCES

Assessment Focus

How and why is population changing in different parts of the world? How far can population change and migration be managed sustainably? How and why does resource consumption vary in different parts of the world? How can resource consumption be managed sustainably? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

 

 

Autumn 2

DEVELOPMENT DILEMMAS AND GLOBALISATION

Assessment Focus

How and why do countries develop in different ways? How does the economy of the globalised world function in different places? What changes have taken place in the flow of goods and capital? What evidence is there to suggest climate change is a natural process? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 1

THE CHANGING ECONOMY AND CHALLENGES OF THE URBAN WORLD

Assessment Focus

How and why is the economy changing? What is the impact of changing work on people and places? What is urbanization, how does it vary around the world and why do cities grow? What are the challenges faced by cities and what can be done to improve them? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

THE CHANGING ECONOMY OF THE UK

Assessment Focus

This part of the specification requires students to: have detailed and synoptic knowledge and understanding of at least one core topic from Unit 1 and one core topic from Unit 2, including the links between topic; make effective use of, and interpret, the source material provided in the examination; develop a critical perspective on the issues studied, including the vested interests of individuals, organisations and governments; have multiple, and sometimes conflicting, solutions; consider physical and human implications together, making reasoned justifications for proposed solutions in terms of their likely impact on both people and the physical environment. 

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 1

REVISION

Assessment Focus

Revision activities and completion of past papers from the exam board

HOMEWORK (REVISION)

 

 

Summer 2

REVISION

Assessment Focus

Revision activities and completion of past papers from the exam board

​HOMEWORK

Year 12

Autumn 1

LANDSCAPE SYSTEMS - COASTAL LANDSCAPES

This topic introduces students to the integrated study of earth surface processes, landforms and resultant landscapes within the conceptual framework of a systems approach. An understanding of earth surface processes, together with their associated transfers of energy and movements of materials underpins the landscape systems topic. Through studying coastal landscapes, students will explore how the landscape can be viewed as system, how landforms developed within their chosen landscape and the influences of both climate and human activity on this. 

Assessment Focus

Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework, through a formative assessment half-way through the topic and through a summative assessment at the end. This topic will be assessed as part of an external examination worth 55% of the final AS grade.

 

 

Autumn 2

GEOGRAPHICAL DEBATES - HAZARDOUS EARTH

Geographical debates takes some of the most dynamic issues the planet faces and encourages students to engage with, reflect on and think critically about them. Students will gain a deep understanding of the Hazardous Earth topic, exploring the interactions between people and the environment. Hazardous Earth engages learners through an enquiry approach which enables them to articulate opinions and provide evidenced arguments across a range of situations. The concepts of inequality, mitigation and adaptation, sustainability, risk, resilience and threshold underpin the Geographical debates component. 

Assessment Focus

Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. through a formative assessment half-way through the topic and through a summative assessment at the end. This topic will be assessed in an external examination worth 45% of the final AS grade.

 

 

Spring 1

CHANGING SPACES, MAKING PLACES

People are at the heart of places, living their lives, forming attachments and making connections. Places are dynamic, multi-layered and the history and culture of a nation can be found in its buildings, public spaces and towns and cities. Our environment includes a wide variety of places, from rural to urban, small streets to megacities and diversity exists not only between but also within all of these places. Places are connected to other places and there are few left untouched from the forces of globalisation. Changing Spaces; Making Places allows students to look through a local lens to understand global issues. Starting from the local place in which learners live and moving outwards to the regional, national and global scale in order the understand the interconnections and dynamics of place. Investigating how shifting flows of people, money and resources are shaping places, whilst economic changes are contributing to a landscape of haves and have nots. Exploration of the relationships and connections between people, the economy, and society and how these contribute to creating places. Placemaking projects are explored, considering the meanings and representations created and attached to places. Placemaking projects can happen at a variety of levels from individual project, street level, cultural quarter or whole city level. 

Assessment Focus

Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework, through a formative assessment half-way through the topic and through a summative assessment at the end. This topic will be assessed as part of an external examination worth 55% of the final AS grade.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

GEOGRAPHICAL AND FIELDWORK SKILLS

Geographical and fieldwork skills are fundamental to the study, practice and discipline of geography. They are integrated into all aspects of the subject. Learning these skills in the context of the content within this AS level will stimulate students to ‘think geographically’. It will also provide them with opportunities to apply the skills in a wide range of curriculum or learning contexts. Students will be able to apply the skills in familiar and novel contexts. The skills will be embedded and contextualised into the content of the previous three topics and students will use the skills to collect, analyse and interpret geographical information throughout their studies, whilst gaining the ability to understand and apply suitable analytical approaches for the differing geographical information types encountered within study of the specified content. 

Assessment Focus

Students will acquire the geographical and fieldwork skills to be able to investigate geographical questions and issues, interpret, analyse and evaluate data and evidence and to construct arguments and draw conclusions. This unit will ensure that students feel confident in the Geographical and Fieldwork Skills that they have developed throughout the main three topics of the AS course.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 1

REVISION

Assessment Focus

Students will undertake guided revision of the content studied for their AS examination, along with completing examination questions/papers for practice.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 2

INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION (A2)

Assessment Focus

Investigative geography gives students the opportunity to undertake an independent investigation which is of particular interest to them, which can be related to any area of the specification. An independent investigation in A Level Geography provides students with the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and abilities which are applicable not only to study in Higher Education but also within the world of work and life, which, amongst others, include: • the structure and enquiry process • extended writing • innovation in investigating and presenting data • self-directed study • research techniques • making synoptic links between the real world, geographical theory, the students own research and the specification. The independent investigation will consist of a written report which will assess the process of enquiry and investigation. The report must be an independent investigation but data collection can be conducted within a group. Investigative geography is internally assessed and externally moderated. It is worth 20% of the final A-Level.

HOMEWORK

Past Exam Papers