Robertsbridge Community College

Geography

Geography is all about the world in which we live and on which we depend. Landscapes, peoples, places and our fragile planet are all linked together. Geography gives us a clear understanding of how all of these things exist together for the benefit of every living thing.

The teachers here clearly understand how important it is that young people understand how learning through Geography is a magnificent way of fostering environmental responsibility, sustainable development and cultural awareness.

It is the philosophy of our department to ensure that students enjoy Geography and we use a variety of teaching methods and resources to bring the planet into our classrooms. We are lucky that we are teaching a subject that changes every day, a volcano may erupt, a tsunami may strike or a city may grow in size. All of these things are relevant in young people’s lives and we are able to bring this up to date knowledge and understanding into geography lessons.

Course Information

Year 7:

  • Unit 1: Making Connections (Map & geographical enquiry skills)
  • Unit 2: Global Destinations (Tourism)
  • Unit 3: Water World (Rivers)
  • Unit 4: Water World (Coasts)
  • Unit 5: Danger, Danger! (Natural Hazards)
  • Unit 6: Global Futures

Year 8:

  • Unit 1: Fairtrade Fashion (Development & trade)
  • Unit 2: Wild Weather (Weather and climate)
  • Unit 3: Climate Challenge (Climate Change)
  • Unit 4: People, People Everywhere (Population)
  • Unit 5: City Limits (Urbanisation)
  • Unit 6: Countryside Conflict

GCSE Course:

Here at Robertsbridge, students follow the AQA GCSE Specification. This GCSE is split into three papers: Living with the Physical Environment, Challenges in the Human Environment, and Geographical Applications. The specification can be found at the following link:

AQA GCSE Geography Specification

Year 9: the GCSE Geographers will start with Paper 1, Living with the Physical Environment.

  • Unit 1A: The Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • Unit 1B: The Living World (Optional unit: Cold Environments)
  • Unit 1C: Physical Landscapes (Optional units: Coastal Landscapes and Glacial Landscapes)

At the end of Year 9, all GCSE Geographers partake in their two fieldwork studies. This goes towards Paper 3

Year 10: the GCSE Geographers in this year will study Paper 2, Challenges in the Human Environment.

  • Unit 2A: Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Unit 2B: The Changing Economic World
  • Unit 2C: The Challenge of Resource Management (Optional Unit: Water)

Year 11: the GCSE Geographers will use this year to recap units and practice exam technique, as well as study the pre-release and prepare their fieldwork for their Paper 3 exam.

  • Revision
  • Mock Examinations (November/December time)
  • Exam Practice
  • Pre-release study
  • Fieldwork preparation

Useful Links

Students should make use of these links to help them with any homework and revision for Geography.

KS3 Geography Bitesize

GCSE Geography Bitesize

Quizlet

PiXL Geography App (GCSE Students can download the PiXL App and log in)

InternetGeography

Cool Geography

Seneca Learning