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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Geography
Term 1 -2 Paper 1: Physical Landscapes of The UK   
In this unit, we will be focusing on both coastal and river landscapes in the UK. We will study the processes occurring in these landscapes as well as exploring the relationship that we have with these environments. Case studies will be used to develop deeper knowledge for the content studied.
Assessment: A GCSE style assessment, using a range of past questions covering different examination aspects. Named examples for both coastal landscapes and rivers will be required. Approximately 30 marks. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3 - 4Paper 2: Urban Issues and Challenges   
In this unit, students will focus on the rapidly increasing population of our world. We will explore and understand the challenges caused by this increase and we will discuss and evaluate potential solutions along with the sustainability.
Assessment: A GCSE style assessment, using a range of past questions covering different examination aspects. Case study evaluation will be needed in detail. Approximately 30 marks. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Paper 1: The Living World  
Students will focus on global ecosystems. Case studies of the rainforest, deserts and cold environments will be focused on. An understanding on key characteristics and relationships with these environments will be gained.
Assessment: A GCSE style assessment, using a range of past questions covering different examination aspects. Case studies and named examples will be required. Approximately 30 marks. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Paper 2: Challenges of Resource Management / Water Resource Focus   
Students will focus on the global distribution of resources and how demand around the world for resources is changing. Food, water and energy will be used as examples with case studies being used to bring each topic to life. We then investigate the topic of water resources in more detail with case studies on water transfer.
Assessment: A GCSE style assessment, using a range of past questions covering different examination aspects. Case studies and named examples with reference to the water management schemes will be required. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Paper 3: Fieldwork and Geographical Skills  
Students will carry out two contrasting fieldwork investigations over the course that will involve out-of-school activities. Students will have the opportunity to learn fieldwork skills and investigate both the physical and human geographical aspects of our environment. This is an opportunity for us to put our skillset to work 'in the field' and develop our questioning through an enquiry.
Assessment: A GCSE style assessment, using a range of questions covering different examination aspects. Fieldwork information will be required. Approximately 30 marks. Key Words and Terms
 

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