Description

Cambridge Geography inspires online school pupils to be curious and fascinated about the world and its people. Pupils gain knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

Assessment

Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.

Homework

Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of researching key concepts, quizzes for recapitulation and subject-related fun, completion of coursework.

Reporting

Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children’s coursework, grades and teacher feedback. Additionally, parents can arrange consultations with teachers at mutually convenient times.

In KS3 Geography, students will extend their locational knowledge and deepen their spatial awareness of the world by focusing on its environmental regions, countries and major cities. They will understand geographical similarities, differences and links between places through the study of human and physical geography of several regions. They will understand how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems.

Key topics in Physical Geography:

  • Why should we be interested in Antarctica?
  • Weather and climate
  • Hydrology and coasts
  • Tectonic hazards: plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes

Key topics in Human Geography:

  • Urbanisation: past, present, future
  • Why is tourism interesting for geographers?
  • Population: can Earth cope with any more people?
  • Industry: international development; economic activity in the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary sectors; environmental impact and sustainable development
  • Energy efficiency: use of natural resources and renewable energy

Geographical skills:

  • Students will build on their knowledge of globes, maps and atlases and apply and develop this knowledge routinely in the classroom
  • Students will interpret maps using grid references and scale, topographical and other thematic mapping, and aerial and satellite photographs
  • Students will analyse and draw conclusions from geographical data, using multiple sources of increasingly complex information

Reading list/set texts to be decided.

The Teacher

Dr Elerian has a Ph.D. in International Relations and European Studies, and a Master’s degree in History. She spent 10 years teaching History and Geography in international schools where she was responsible for the development, internationalisation and implementation of courses in History, Geography, Sociology and Media Studies from Key Stage 3 up to IGCSE and A-level. Having completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Dr Elerian has a pedagogical competence in lesson planning & implementation, assessment, class management, and resource development. She is an Examiner and Assessment Specialist for Cambridge Assessment International Education. Moreover, Dr Elerian has been involved in various international educational programs, such as Model United Nations, European Youth Parliament and International Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Her knowledge and experience allow her to relate effectively to students’ diverse cultural backgrounds and address diverse audiences. Dr Elerian specialises in the fields of International and Intercultural Education. She publishes her work in International Schools Journal, as well as academic peer-reviewed journals where she also acts as a peer reviewer. She is a member of the British Society for Educational Studies, and a member of the Roster of professionals for the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research.

Dr Elerian finds teaching to be a rewarding career and feels privileged to be influential in so many young lives. She is always focused on creating effective and differentiated lessons that both challenge and stimulate a wide range of abilities within her classroom.

Dr. El Erian Cambridge Home School Online