Traditional Values, 21st Century Learning

Geography

Head of Department: Mrs V Schofield
Email: vschofield@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

Introduction

Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. Geography is, in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living. Learning through geography helps us all to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible guardians of the world for future generations.

Our Lady and St John

Autumn 1:

Planet Earth

Autumn 2:

Map Work

Spring 1:

Rivers

Spring 2:

Africa

Summer 1:

UK

Summer 2:

Topic Work / Field work

 

Autumn 1:

Coasts

Autumn 2:

Crime

Spring 1:

Hazards

Spring 2:

Weather

Summer 1:

China

Summer 2:

Landscapes

Autumn 1:

Physical Landscapes in the UK – Upland areas, River systems and Coastal Landscapes

Autumn 2:

Physical Landscapes in the UK

Spring 1:

Ecosystems – Tropical Rainforests

Spring 2:

Ecosystems – Hot Deserts

Summer 1:

Geographical Skills

Summer 2:

Fieldwork 1

Year 10

Autumn 1:

Natural Hazards

Autumn 2:

Weather Hazards

Spring 1:

Climate Change

Spring 2:

The Development Gap – Rich and Poor countries

Summer 1:

The Development Gap – Rich and Poor countries

Summer 2:

Fieldwork 2

Autumn 1:

Issues evaluation

Autumn 2:

Resource Management – Food, Water and Energy

Spring 1:

Urban Issues and Challenges

Spring 2:

Revision

Summer 1:

Revision

KS3 

Interim, End of Unit Assessments and End of Year Exam

KS4

Interim + End of Unit Assessments. Year 11 - PPE’s in November covering the topics they have learnt and March covering all topics

Mentoring and after school revision on Thursday for KS4 . Revision booklets are available for KS4.

Educational visits

BBC Bitesize is an excellent resource for revision.

Ensure students complete all homework, attend revision and revise at home.