Geography at Key Stage Three aims to develop pupil knowledge and understanding of a wide range of people, places and environments and their understanding of the changing nature of geographical patterns and processes over time and place. Pupils will be taught a range of skills and techniques to enable them to use information to undertake geographical enquiry and to develop a reliable perception of distance and location, over a widening range of scales.
At Key Stage Three, pupils will be taught nine topics over three years. Each topic will be assessed via an end of topic test (percentage awarded) and a levelled assessment homework.
Geography is a very popular subject at GCSE level and pupil numbers are steadily increasing.
The department delivers the WJEC Specification A Geography Syllabus. This is a two-paper examination and two tiers of entry are offered.
Paper One is sat by all pupils at the end of Year 10 (with the potential for a re-sit in Year 11). The examination is worth 40% of the overall GCSE grade. Six topics are covered.
Paper Two is sat by all pupils at the end of Year 11. The examination is worth 35% of the overall GCSE grade. Pupils study three topics from a choice of six.
In order to complete the GCSE course, pupils must complete two pieces of controlled assessment. This is worth 25% of the overall GCSE grade.
Geography is a very popular subject at AS and A Level and pupil numbers are steadily increasing.
The department delivers the WJEC AS and A Level Geography Syllabus. This is a four module examination completed over two years.
Pupils sit two modules during Year 12. Each module is worth 25% of the A Level course or 50% of the AS Level course.
G1 is sat in May of Year 12 whilst G2 is sat in January of Year 12.
Pupils sit two modules during Year 13. G3 is worth 30% of the overall A Level and G4 is worth 20% of the overall A Level.
As part of the G3 module pupils have to complete an individual investigation based on a theme issued by the WJEC. Work on the investigation commences after the May AS examination series in Year 12, in preparation for the January examinations of Year 13. As part of the examination, pupils will questioned on particular aspects of their research assignment.
To help prepare pupils for their examinations at GCSE, AS Level and A Level, course booklets are provided to all pupils. Also, all past papers and mark schemes are made available to pupils via the school's VLE along with lesson resources.
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