Overview

Autumn term

Key ideas and topics covered

Theme A: The Geography of the United Kingdom

  • Introduction to Geography and the UK (Newton Aycliffe town centre enquiry)

  • Physical landscapes of the UK

Theme B: The Geography of the wider world

  • What is our physical world like?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities facing Africa?

GCSE Geography
Paper 1: Living with the physical environment

(Section A: The Challenge of Natural Hazards)

  • Tectonic hazards

  • Weather hazards

  • Climate change

GCSE Geography
Paper 1: Living with the physical environment

(Section C: UK Physical Landscapes)

• Coasts

• Rivers

GCSE Geography
Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment

(Section A: The Urban World & Section B: Changing economic world)

  • Newcastle

  • Lagos

  • Development

  • Nigeria

Spring term

Key ideas and topics covered

Theme A: The Geography of the United Kingdom

  • UK physical landscapes

  • The people of the UK

Theme B: The Geography of the wider world

  • What are the challenges and opportunities facing Africa?

  • Diverse and dynamic: How is Asia being transformed?

GCSE Geography
Paper 1: Living with the physical environment

(Section B: The Living World)

• Tropical rainforests

• Hot Deserts

GCSE Geography
Paper 3: Issue evaluation and Fieldwork

(Section B Fieldwork)

• Weardale (River study)

• Newcastle (Urban Study)

GCSE Geography
Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment

(Section B: Changing economic world & Section C: Challenge of natural resources)

• Nigeria

• UK

• Natural resources (Food, water and energy)

• Energy

Summer term

Key ideas and topics covered

Theme A: The Geography of the United Kingdom

  • UK weather and climate

  • Challenges and opportunities in the UK

Theme B: The Geography of the wider world

  • Is the Geography of Russia a curse or a benefit?

  • What are the world’s issues?

GCSE Geography
Paper 1: Living with the physical environment

(Section B: The Living World & Section C: UK Landscapes)

• Hot deserts

• Coasts

GCSE Geography
Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment

(Section A: The Urban World)

• Newcastle

• Lagos

GCSE Geography
Paper 3: Issue evaluation and Fieldwork

(Section B Fieldwork)

• Issue evaluation

Revision programme