Geography

 

Introduction

Geography is the most diverse of all the Humanities subjects.

The study of Geography is devoted to the study of the Earth’s land forms, oceans, environment and ecosystems, as well as the interactions between the human society and their environment. The word geography literally means “earth writing”. Saint John Houghton Geographers will be exploring and studying the Earth’s natural environment and human society.

 

The Team

Mrs C Hartharn – Head of Humanities Faculty, Teacher of Geography
Mr G Carr – SENCO, Teacher of Geography
Mrs C Etienne – Teacher of Geography

 

Key Stage 4

All Geographers follow the Eduqas (WJEC) 9-1 Geography B Specification.
This comprises three key broad themes:
Theme 1: Changing Places – Changing Economies
Theme 2: Changing Environments
Theme 3: Environmental challenges.

Assessment regime:
Below are the assessment objectives for this specification. Learners must demonstrate their ability to:

AO1
Demonstrate knowledge of locations, places, processes, environments and different scales.

AO2
Demonstrate geographical understanding of:

  • Concepts and how they are used in relation to places, environments and processes
  • The inter-relationships between places, environments and processes.

AO3
Apply knowledge and understanding to interpret, analyse and evaluate geographical information and issues and to make judgements.

AO4
Select, adapt and use a variety of skills and techniques to investigate questions and issues and communicate findings.
The table below shows the weighting of each assessment objective for each component and for the qualification as a whole.

Exam Weighting
Component 1 40 % of Total Grade
Component 2 30% of Total Grade
Component 3 30% of Total Grade

Within each theme learners are encouraged to analyse a range of contemporary issues, as well as more traditional landscape based physical geography processes. A good level of both literacy and numeracy are required and the Fieldwork component is examined separately in the Component 3 exam.

 

 

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