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Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
Telephone: 020 8508 0404
Fax: 020 8508 9301

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Buses: 20, 667
Underground: Debden Park, Theydon Bois or Loughton. All on the Central Line.
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Geography

Geography at Davenant covers a wide range of studies; you will find out about the world you live in, the challenges and opportunities it offers and how to get involved; you will discover how people are using different environments, both your own and in other parts of the world; how different landscapes have developed – what are the great natural forces involved and investigate issues of sustainability – will the earth be able to provide us with all the resources we take for granted now?  .

 

“I think Geography is an amazing subject because it teaches me about the real world.  Both how the world works and the many problems that affect it.”  

Year 11 student

KEY STAGE 3 

During Years 7-9 the following topics are taught:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

 

Making and Mapping Connections

 

Restless Planet

 

Settlement and Urbanisation

 

Rivers and flooding

 

Africa and Asia

 

The British Isles.

 

Coasts

 

Weather and Climate

 

Energy Security

Crime

 

Ecosystems

 

World of Sport

 

Development

 

Globalisation

 

Tourism

 

The World’s Oceans

 

Rocks and Landscapes

 

Our World in 2030

KEY STAGE 4 

Students studying the subject at GCSE follow the AQA specification. During the course, the following topics are covered:

Year 10

Year 11

Living with the physical environment

  • The challenge of natural hazards
  • Tectonic hazards
  • Weather hazards
  • Climate change
  • Assessment at the end of the unit

The Living World

  • Tropical rainforests
  • Hot deserts
  • Assessment at the end of the unit

Physical Landscapes in the UK

  • River landscapes

Glaciated landscapes

  • Physical landscapes in the UK

Challenges in the human environment

  • Urban Issues and Challenges – (1 day’s compulsory fieldwork
  • The changing economic world
  • The challenge of resource management – water

Geographical applications and skills

Issue evaluation

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website: 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035

 

A LEVEL 

Students studying the subject at A Level follow the AQA specification.  During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 12 and 13

 

For A Level Geography, students follow the specification from AQA. 

Over the duration of the course students complete units;

Physical Geography

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Hazards

Human Geography

  • Global systems and governance
  • Changing places
  • Contemporary urban environments

Independent Investigation

Students will complete an independent investigation which will account for 20% of the qualification

 

The course is assessed at the end of Year 2 in two, 2½ hour exams, each exam counts for 40% of the A Level.  The independent investigation completed in Year 13 will account for the further 20% of the A Level.

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website: 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level/geography-7037

 

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