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Key Stage 4

Pearson Edexcel  A (9-1 Specification) Geography GCSE

Choose GCSE Geography!!! – Follow in the footsteps of many celebrities, journalists and politicians and consider studying Geography! We follow the Pearson Edexcel Geography Course which is studied over two years, with the exam at the end of Year 11.

Topics Covered per Half Term 

Terms

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn 1

 

Component 2 Section A: Changing Cities
Emerging Country Case Study: MEXICO CITY

 

Component 2 Section B: Global development
Development theory
UK Challenges on UK’s North-South divide and UK’s Northern Powerhouse.

 

Autumn 2

 

Component 2 Section A: Changing Cities
Developed Country Case Study: BIRMINGHAM
Urban Fieldwork: day trip and enquiry process related to Wolverhampton (land use transect to investigate urban form and function).

 

Component 3 Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK Challenges
Revision for both mock exams
MOCK EXAMS ON PAPER 2 (HUMAN) AND PAPER 3 (FIELDWORK & UK CHALLENGES)

 

Spring 1

 

Component 1 Section A: Changing Landscapes of the UK
Option 1C - Glaciation

 

Spring 1

FEEDBACK ON MOCK EXAMS
Component 1 Section B:

Weather Hazards and Climate
Change
Climate change
Cyclones
Drought

 

Spring 2

 

Option 1B - Rivers
Rivers Theory

Fieldwork: day trips to Carding Mill Valley in March.

 

Spring 2

Component 2 Section B:
National Case Study:
INDIA
Component 1 Section C: Ecosystems - Tropical rainforest

 

Summer 1

 

Fieldwork: enquiry process relating to Carding Mill Valley (long profile and upper valley characteristics).

 

Summer 1

Component 1 Section C: Ecosystems – deciduous forest

Revision for final exams

 

Summer 2

 

Component 2 Section C: Resource Management
Option 6A: Energy option

 

Summer 2

FINAL EXAMS