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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Geography
Term 1 - 2Natural Hazards  
Students will focus on natural hazards both globally and in the UK. A range of case studies are looked at ranging from earthquakes & volcanoes to tsunamis & flooding. The effect that these natural hazards have on people will be studied as well as responses from all around the world.
Assessment: Students will be assessed using a combination of exam questions from past papers, the assessment will total approximately 30 marks and include a question focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2 - 3The Changing Economic World    
Students will focus on global economic variations. Strategies to reduce the development gap along with changing patterns in the UK’s economy will also be investigated.
Assessment: Students will be assessed using a combination of exam questions from past papers, the assessment will total approximately 30 marks and include questions focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3 - 4Revision/ Synoptic/ Skills/ Issue Evaluation & Pre- Release 
Pre-release booklet for synoptic Paper 3 is released 12 weeks before the exam. Students will focus on skills necessary for Paper 3 along with consolidating knowledge gained from Papers 1 and 2.
Assessment: Students will be assessed with a past example of Unit 3 pre-release. This will give them a real experience of the exam paper. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Final Revision and Exam  
Paper 1 – Living with the Physical Environment 1 hour 30 minutes 88 marks including 3 for SPaG 35% of GCSE Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment 1 hour 30 minutes 88 marks including 3 for SPaG 35% of GCSE Paper 3 – Geographical Applications 1 hour 15 minutes 76 marks including 6 for SPaG
Assessment: Exam dates to be confirmed when published by the Exam Board AQAKey Words and Terms
 

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