Key Stage 3
Students sit ‘Big Writes’ to test extended writing skills and mid/end of year tests.
Students are assessed at the end of each topic, but each subsequent test will then contain questions from previous topics. The questions will be : definitions, multiple choice, mathematical calculations, mapwork, data response & 9 mark essays, including SPaG tags.
Students need to carry out fieldwork & analyse a pre-release issue evaluation document for Paper 3.
Paper 1:Living with the Physical Environment (1 ½ hours) the Challenge of Natural Hazards, Living World & Physical Landscape in the UK. – 35% of the course
Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment (1 ½ hours) Urban Issues & Challenges, Changing Economic World & Challenge of Resource Management – 35 % of the course
Paper 3:Geographical Applications (1 ¼ hours) – 30% of the course
Assessments will be based on past paper questions & could be any of the following styles: definitions & multiple choice (4 marks), analysis of data (6 or 9 marks) and/or 20 mark essay questions.
Paper 1: Physical Geography (2 ½ hours) Water & Carbon Cycles, Coastal Systems & Landscapes, Hazards. – 40% of the course.
Paper 2: Human Geography (2 ½ hours) Global Systems & Global Governance, Changing Places & Resource Security. – 40% of the course
Geographical fieldwork investigation: Students complete an individual investigation of 4000 words which must include data collected in the field. – 20% of the course.