Key Stage 3 Information

Points to Note
Through the use of engaging, topical lessons pupils will develop key geographical skills that will be assessed and reflected upon in order to secure progress across our key stages. Each unit links to an overall theme (shown in brackets) that will be developed through KS3 and into KS4.

Year 7
• What is Geography? (Our Choices)
• Settlement Change (Changing Places)
• Sharples Investigation (Changing Nature)
• Global Village (Threatened Places)

Year 8
• Urbanisation (Our Choices)
• Global Climate Change (Changing Places)
• Amazing Landscapes (Changing Nature)
• Ecosystems (Threatened Places)

Year 9
• Ethical Choices (Our Choices)
• Economic Change (Changing Places)
• Managing Natures Threat (Changing Nature)
• Population (Threatened Places)

Key Stage 4 Information

AQA GCSE Geography

Points to Note
The AQA specification enables a variety of teaching and learning approaches. This exciting and relevant course studies geography in a balanced framework of physical and human themes and investigates the link between them. Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs). Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.

Year 10
• The Challenge of Natural Hazards
• The Changing Economic World
• The Living World
• Physical Environments
• Field Work 1: Physical
• Year 10 Exam Skills Review

Year 11
• The Challenge of Resource Management
• Urban Issues and Challenges
• Fieldwork 2: Human
• Examination Preparation
• Pre Release of Issue Evaluation
• GCSE Examinations

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Extra-Curricular Opportunities

• Geography Competitions open to all pupils throughout the year
• Geography Club once a week completing a range of exciting and interesting projects
• Every year group at Sharples has the opportunity for out of school extra-curricular activities that will hone and develop their Geographical investigative skills.