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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Geography
Term 1 and 2The Physical Processes of the UK   
Coasts are shaped by a variety of processes, creating landforms by both deposition and erosion. The topic also looks at management of the coastal zone to protect the area from both human and physical damage. Rivers are shaped by a variety of processes, creating landforms by both deposition and erosion. The topic also looks at management and flooding prevention.
Assessment: A GCSE style 30 mark assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3 and 4Urban Issues and Challenges  
The unit focus on how a growing percentage of the world’s population lives in urban areas. This urban growth can create challenges and opportunities and urban change in cities in the UK leads to a variety of social, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges. The unit ends with a focus on sustainable management of resources and transport in urban areas
Assessment: A GCSE style assessment - approximately 30 marks. Case study evaluation will be needed in detail.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5The Living World  
Students will focus on small scale ecosystems in the UK, large scale tropical rainforests and fragile cold environments. Students will look at the systems which underpin life in each of these environments before considering the impacts of humans at a range of different scales.
Assessment: Students will sit an assessed exam paper based on the requirements of their GCSEKey Words and Terms
 
Term 6Water and resource management and Fieldwork  
This unit is concerned with human processes, systems and outcomes and how these change both spatially and temporally. They are studied in a variety of places and at a range of scales and must include places in various states of development, such as higher income countries (HICs), lower income countries (LICs) and newly emerging economies (NEEs).
Assessment: A 30 mark GCSE style assessmentKey Words and Terms
 

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