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Geography

​The study of geography at St Aidan's gives all students the opportunity to:

Summary of subject content

KS3

Year 7

The course content for students in Year 7 covers 6 modules:

Module 1: My World - map skills Module 2: Local fieldwork investigationModule 3: Seven billion and counting - issues of populationModule 4:Water world - rivers and floodingModule 5:Incredible IndiaModule 6: The world on the move - migration

Year 8

The course content for students in Year 8 covers 6 modules:

Module 1:Fantastic placesModule 2:EcosystemsModule 3: Terrifying tectonics
Module 4:Tourism Module 5: Resourcing the planet - food and water, energy issuesModule 6: Critical coasts

Year 9

The course content for students in Year 9 covers 6 modules:

Module 1:Unequal Africa - wealth, health and developmentModule 2- Changing China

Module 3- Urban giants - urbanisationModule 4: Curious climate changeModule 5:Curious climate changeModule 6: GCSE Water on the land

KS4/GCSE

Year 10 and Year 11

The GCSE course covers 3 separate units, the first 2 of which comprise 3 modules and the third requires investigation in the field:

Unit 1: Physical Geography
Module 1: Plate tectonicsModule 2: CoastsModule 3: Water on the land

Unit 2: Human Geography Module 1: Population changeModule 2:TourismModule 3: Changing urban environments

Unit 3: Local fieldwork investigation

GCSE examination format:

Unit 1: Physical Geography –1hour 30mins written paper, worth 75 marks and 37.5% of the final grade;Unit 2: Human Geography –1hour 30mins written paper, worth 84 marks and 37.5% of the final grade;Unit 3: Local Fieldwork Investigation –controlled assessment, worth 60 marks and 25% of the final grade.