Description

Cambridge Geography inspires 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.

Lower school Geography furthers pupils’ knowledge about the world and deepens their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

1. Locational knowledge

  • extend their locational knowledge and deepen their spatial awareness of the world’s countries using maps of the world to focus on Africa, Russia, Asia (including China and India), and the Middle East, focusing on their environmental regions, including polar and hot deserts, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities

2. Place Knowledge

  • understand geographical similarities, differences and links between places through the study of human and physical geography of a region within Africa, and of a region within Asia

3. Human and physical geography

  • understand, through the use of detailed place-based exemplars at a variety of scales, the key processes in:
  • physical geography relating to:
    –  geological timescales and plate tectonics; rocks, weathering and soils; weather and climate, including the change in climate from the Ice Age to the present; and glaciation, hydrology and coasts
    –  human geography relating to: population and urbanisation; international development; economic activity in the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary sectors; and the use of natural resources
  • 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

4. Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • build on their knowledge of globes, maps and atlases and apply and develop this knowledge routinely in the classroom and in the field
  • interpret Ordnance Survey maps in the classroom and the field, including using grid references and scale, topographical and other thematic mapping, and aerial and satellite photographs
  • use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to view, analyse and interpret places and data
  • use fieldwork in contrasting locations to collect, analyse and draw conclusions from geographical data, using multiple sources of increasingly complex information

Reading list/set texts to be decided.

The Teacher

Mrs. Clements-Wheeler MA is a highly experienced teacher of Geography at Lower school, IGCSE and A Level. She is also an examiner for major examination boards which is hugely helpful to her pupils in achieving academic success. Her passion for our world is evident in her teaching and this helps to inspire her pupils. Mrs. Clements-Wheeler is a friendly and popular teacher who always gets the best from her pupils.

mrs clements wheeler

How to apply

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