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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Geography
Term 1Water and Resource Management  
The key idea here is that food, water and energy are fundamental to human development and the changing demand and provision of resources in the UK creates opportunities and challenges. Students will also study how demand for water resources is rising globally but supply can be insecure, which may lead to conflict. They will be able to suggest different strategies that can be used to increase water supply.
Assessment: Students will sit an assessed exam paper based on the requirements of their GCSEKey Words and Terms
 
Term 1 and 2Natural Hazards   
Here the unit looks at ecosystems that exist at a range of scales and involve the interaction between biotic and abiotic components, the impact of deforestation on tropical rainforests and the planet and the factors to be considered when developing cold environments
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3 and 4The Changing Economic World    
There are global variations in economic development and quality of life and students will study the various strategies that exist for reducing the global development gap. Some LICs and NEEs are experiencing rapid economic development which leads to significant social, environmental and cultural change. Students will also focus on how major changes in the economy of the UK have affected, and will continue to affect, employment patterns and regional growth.
Assessment: Students will sit an assessed exam paper based on the requirements of their GCSEKey Words and Terms
 
Term 5Issues Evaluation and Exam Revision   
The Geographical applications unit is designed to be synoptic in that students will be required to draw together knowledge, understanding and skills from the full course of study. It is an opportunity for students to show their breadth of understanding and an evaluative appreciation of the interrelationships between different aspects of geographical study. This section contributes a critical thinking and problem-solving element to the assessment structure. The assessment will provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate geographical skills and applied knowledge and understanding by looking at a particular issue(s) derived from the specification using secondary sources.
Assessment: Students will sit an assessed exam paper based on the requirements of their GCSEKey Words and Terms
 
Term 6Exam Revision
Students will practice exam techniques and skills whilst revising the Geography content, in preparation for their GCSE exams.
Assessment: Students will sit multiple assessed exam papers based on the requirements of their GCSEKey Words and Terms
 

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