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Curriculum Evening2008 Slideshare

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Year 9 Options OCR A GCSE

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Curriculum Evening2008 Slideshare

  1. 1. Welcome to the Geography Department
  2. 2. Why Geography? <ul><li>Arts and Science subject </li></ul><ul><li>Develop transferable skills & knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary Issues – local & global </li></ul><ul><li>Good results and growing numbers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geography allows you to… <ul><li>broaden your global outlook , </li></ul><ul><li>promoting good citizenship ; </li></ul><ul><li>develop a cultural and environmental awareness; </li></ul><ul><li>develop a knowledge and understanding of people and places ; </li></ul><ul><li>develop key geographical skills (including map making and interpretation); </li></ul><ul><li>develop a sound general knowledge and awareness of current affairs ; </li></ul><ul><li>experience teamwork ; </li></ul><ul><li>study the physical and human environment at first hand through guided fieldwork; </li></ul><ul><li>analyse and evaluate geographical data undertake enquiries and make informed decisions </li></ul>
  4. 4. GCSE Geography – The course.. <ul><li>Physical and Human Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework (St Ives study) </li></ul><ul><li>Fieldwork </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dunwich (all students) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iceland (Optional residential for Yr10 Geographers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kenya (two year cycle) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ICELAND 2009 DUNWICH 2009 ICELAND 2010
  6. 6. The Syllabus… OCR Syllabus A (1986) – study of physical and human environments and the interaction between them <ul><li>Unit 1 People and the Physical World </li></ul><ul><li>Plate Tectonics </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers </li></ul><ul><li>Coasts </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 3 People and their Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of Life </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 2 People & Places to live </li></ul><ul><li>Population </li></ul><ul><li>Settlement </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 4 People & the Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Development & the </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Management of Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Global Environments </li></ul>
  7. 7. Assessment of the GCSE <ul><li>2 final exams (sitting either foundation or higher) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written Paper 1 (50%) Thematic paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written Paper 2 (25%) Skills based paper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A coursework component (25%) Enquiry Based Study </li></ul>
  8. 8. The subject is brought to life through a variety of resources: TEXTBOOKS VIDEOS FIELDWORK NEWSPAPER ARTICLES DEPARTMENTAL WEBSITE INTERNET RESOURCES INTERACTIVE TEACHING
  9. 9. Enhancing GCSE Geography through online learning opportunities… <ul><li>In the Geography Department we are constantly seeking to make the most of new technologies to enhance the teaching and learning experience for our subject. The GeoBytes online-department portal provides all students with access to a wide range of resources to support their work and is constantly being developed… </li></ul>Department Blogs Online Revision Resources Podcasts Interactive Quizzes / Tests
  10. 10. “ Geography is the subject that holds the key to our future” (Michael Palin) Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/07/22/1985016.htm - Reuters (Darren Staples) – educational use only

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