Geography - Year 11

In Year 11 students have five lessons a fortnight and continue study for their GCSE using the AQA GCSE Geography syllabus. The AQA syllabus and included topics that are studied as part of the AQA GCSE course have been selected to allow students to gain a broad understanding of the modern world that we live in and allow students the opportunity to develop an inter-connected understanding of how people interact with each other and our environments alongside the effects that our actions have on the wider world.

12 weeks before students are due to sit their Unit 3 exam they will be issued with a copy of the Pre-Release booklet for this exam. Students will be expected to read this thoroughly as much of their examination will be based on information from this booklet. During lesson time answering questions based on this will be a key focus to ensure that students have the best preparation for the exam.

Topic  Overview  Assessment 
River Landscapes In The UK  
Students will study River processes, erosion characteristics and associated landforms. Deposition and landforms. A UK example of a river, that identifies the major landforms of erosion and deposition will be studied to apply understanding. Students will study how various physical and human factors affect flood risk. Students will create and investigate the link between precipitation and hydrographs. Cost/benefit analysis of river engineering and a Case Study of a flood management scheme.

Students develop and demonstrate their knowledge of river landscapes within the UK and their impact on the people as well as the environment at a range of scales.  
This will be assessed within the ST2 Year 10 exam window using exam-style questions.

Exam question based homeworks' will be set throughout.

In-class recall quizzes.  
The Changing Economic World  
Students study the world based on economic development and the quality of life.

Causes and consequences of development are analysed including how the development gap can be reduced.

Economic futures in the UK will be analysed including how the UK's transport infrastructure has changed.  
This will be assessed within the ST1 Year 11 exam window using exam-style questions.

Exam question based homeworks' will be set throughout the topic.

In-class recall quizzes.  
Resource Management  
Students study Resource Management, including where the world's resources are found. Food resource, the UK's water supply and how energy demands are changing will all be studied.  
Within the ST2 Year 11 exam window.

Exam question based homeworks' will be set throughout.

In-class recall quizzes.  
Energy (As A Part Of Resource Management)  
Students will study Energy resources and will address where the UK gets its energy from and how global consumption is changing over time. How a country's energy demands change over time and how a country's energy supplies are affected by its location.

Within the ST3 Year 11 exam window.

Exam question based homeworks' will be set throughout.

In-class recall quizzes.  
Pre-Release Study 
Students study the Pre-Release material, including researching extra data and practicing exam questions based on the topics shown in the booklet.
In class exam-style questions.

Within the students Unit 3 summer exam.  
Revision 
Time is built into the timetable to revise all of the topics studied as part of the Student's GCSE syllabus. This includes topics taught in Years 9, 10 and 11.
Year 11 final Summer exams.

 
Provisional Exam Dates 
Paper 1: Living with the physical environment 1h 30m 21 May 2019 pm

Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment 1h 30m 05 June 2019 pm

Paper 3: Geographical applications 1h 15m 13 June 2019 am
Paper 1 35% of overall GCSE Grade.

Paper 2 35% of overall GCSE Grade.

Paper 3 30% of overall GCSE grade.  


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