Curriculum Vision


Key Stage 3 Geography

In Year 7 students are introduced to the idea of Geographical skills and key Geographical knowledge. The KS3 curriculum is sequenced to allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding of key Geographical and processes and concepts in addition to learning about the place specific locations which are identified within the Geography KS3 NC. These skills are deepened and built upon as the KS3 Geography curriculum is sequenced across the three years of study.

What we learn in KS3 Geography at KEVI HWGA

Year 7

  • My World & Map Skills
  • World Environments
  • Rivers & Flooding
  • The Middle East
  • The School Environment

Year 8

  • Population & Migration
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Development
  • Russia
  • Climate Change

Year 9

  • The Coastal Zone
  • Urban Vs. Rural
  • Weather & Climate
  • China
  • Food, Water & Energy

Key Stage 4 Geography

At KEVI HWGA we study OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Geography B (Geography for Enquiring Minds)  which will enable learners to build on their Key Stage 3 knowledge and skills to; Develop and extend their knowledge of locations, places, environments and processes, and of different scales including global; and of social, political and cultural contexts (know geographical material).Gain understanding of the interactions between people and environments, change in places and processes over space and time, and the interrelationship between geographical phenomena at different scales and in different contexts (think like a geographer). Develop and extend their competence in a range of skills including those used in fieldwork, in using maps and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and in researching secondary evidence, including digital sources; and develop their competence in applying sound enquiry and investigative approaches to questions and hypotheses (study like a geographer).

What we learn in KS4 Geography at KEVI HWGA

Paper 1 – Our Natural World

  • Global Hazards
  • Distinctive Landscapes
  • Changing Climate
  • Sustaining Ecosystems

Paper 2 – People & Society

  • The UK in the 21st Century
  • Resource Reliance
  • Dynamic Development
  • Urban Futures

Paper 3 –  Geographical Exploration

  • Decision Making Exercise on Topical Issues

Key Stage 5 Geography

At KEVI HWGA we study OCR’s A Level in Geography which aims to encourage learners to develop a range of essential skills for Higher Education and the world of work through content which is relevant to any citizen of the planet in the 21st century. Through exciting topics learners will understand the nature of physical and human geography whilst unpicking the debates surrounding contemporary challenges facing the world today.

What we learn in KS5 Geography at KEVI HWGA

Unit 1 – Physical Systems

  • Earth’s Life Support Systems
  • Coastal Landscapes

Unit 2 – Human Interactions

  • Changing Spaces; Making Places
  • Global Migration
  • Powers & Borders

Unit 3 –  Geographical Debate

  • Hazardous Earth
  • Disease Dilemmas

Unit 4 – Geographical Investigation (NEA)

  • Written report based upon an investigation of student’s choice

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