Wade Deacon High School

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Geography

Progress report information

 

Geography at Wade Deacon High School aims to encourage students’ to develop their knowledge and understanding of the ever changing world around them. The study of Geography here is challenging, engaging and dynamic, as is the nature of the world around us!

 

Every student studies Geography as part of the Foundation Curriculum. Geography then becomes part of the EBacc pathway at Key Stage 4, students can take either Geography or History or both as part of this pathway. The department follows the Edexcel Specification A at GCSE.

 

Our fieldtrips currently include: ‘Investigating redevelopment of Liverpool’s docks’, and ‘Investigating changing characteristics of the River Clywedog’, an opportunity to visit Iceland or Mount Vesuvius and a range of other opportunities for our Gifted and Talented students. There are also a range of fieldwork opportunities for our foundation pupils who include a visit to Ainsdale beach, Southport promenade and Fiddlers Ferry Power Station.

 

In all year groups, students are divided into sets according to prior academic attainment. These sets are reviewed each half of term with the students’ placements within them being carefully reconsidered. Movement between the sets occurs as the need arises. Students in Years 7 and 8 have 4 lessons across our two week timetable, students in Year 9 enjoy 5 lessons in this time frame and Pupils in Years 10 and 11 have 4 lessons across the two weeks.

 

 

 

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Curriculum Overview

 

Year 7

 

Autumn Term

 

Atlas skills – UK, Russia, Africa

Sense of Place – Kenya

River Landscapes – China

 

Spring Term

 

Conflict

Managing resources

Coasts

 

Summer Term

 

Managing resources

Fieldwork Investigation – Sustainability

 

Year 8

 

Autumn Term

 

Atlas Skills

Extreme Environments

Economic Change

 

Spring Term

 

International Development

Tectonics

 

Summer Term

 

Changing Climates

Fieldwork

 

 

 

Year 9- Edexcel Specification A for GCSE

 

Autumn Term

 

Coastal Landscapes

Resource Management

 

Spring Term

 

Changing Cities

River Landscapes

 

Summer Term

Rivers Fieldwork

Changing UK Landscapes

 

Year 10- Edexcel Specification A for GCSE

 

Autumn Term

 

Weather and hazards

Global Development

 

Spring Term

 

Ecosystems, biodiversity and management

Rural Settlement

 

Summer Term

Geographical Investigation

Exams

Work Experience

 

 

Year 11- Edexcel Specification A for GCSE

 

Autumn Term

 

Physical and Human Revision

Mock Exams

 

Spring Term

 

Challenges for the Planet

 

Summer Term

Revision and Exams

 

Reporting

 

Year 7

 

P2S1: During this round students have been learning about their place in the world and have been assessed using a showcase lesson. This assessment is marked according to levelled criteria to generate the P2S grade.

 

P2S2: During this round students have been learning about Rivers and Floods and have been assessed using an Extended Learning Project and a showcase lesson. The assessments are marked according to National Curriculum Level criteria and averaged to generate the P2S grade.

 

P2S3: During this round students have been learning about conflict in the world and coasts and their management. Students have been assessed using an Extended Learning Project and a showcase lesson. The assessments are marked according to levelled criteria and averaged to generate the P2S grade.

 

P2S4: During this round students have been learning about energy and have been completing revision sessions in order to recap and embed previous learning. Students have been assessed using an Extended Learning Project and a showcase lesson. The assessments are marked according to National Curriculum Level criteria and averaged to generate the P2S grade. Students should be hitting or surpassing their MEG at this stage in the curriculum. At this stage P2S data is an accumulation of each topic that has been covered and assessed.

 

Year 8

 

P2S 1: During this round students have studied Extreme Environments and they have been assessed using a showcase lesson. The assessments are marked according to levelled criteria to generate the P2S grade.

 

P2S2: During this round students have been learning about Economic Change and International Development and have been assessed using an Extended Learning Project and a showcase lesson. The assessments are marked according to levelled criteria and averaged to generate the P2S grade.

 

P2S3: During this round students have been learning about Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Students have been assessed using an Extended Learning Project and a showcase lesson. The assessments are marked according to levelled criteria and averaged to generate the P2S grade.

 

 

P2S4: During this round students have been learning about Changing Climates and have been completing revision sessions in order to recap and embed previous learning. Students have been assessed using an Extended Learning Project and a showcase lesson. The assessments are marked according to levelled criteria and averaged to generate the P2S grade.

 

Year 9

 

P2S 1: During this round students have studied Coastal Landscapes. They have been assessed using past GCSE questions taken from previous scripts. These are then marked according to Edexcel’s mark scheme.

 

Year 9: Levels calculated using the following grade boundaries and based on the end of unit test: Level 9= 90%, Level 8 = 90%, Level 7 = 70%, Level 6 = 60%, Level 5 = 50%, Level 4 = 40%, Level 3 = 30%, Level 2 = 20%, Level 1 = 10%

 

P2S 2: During this round students have studied Resources Management. They have been assessed using past GCSE questions taken from previous scripts. These are then marked according to Edexcel’s mark scheme and their average over the two end of unit tests are provided as their P2S grade.

 

P2S 3: During this round students have studied Changing Cities and River Landscapes. They have been assessed using past GCSE questions taken from previous scripts. These are then marked according to Edexcel’s mark scheme and their average over the three end of unit tests are provided as their P2S grade.

 

P2S 4: During this round students have studied River Fieldwork and Changing UK Landscapes. They have been assessed using a full GCSE paper for half of the course which includes all topics covered this year. These are then marked according to Edexcel’s mark scheme and this grade (not their average) is used as their P2S grade. This will be the first time pupils have completed a full GCSE paper and as such this gives a good indication of their progress.

 

Year 10

 

P2S 1: During this round students have studied Weather and Climate Change. They have been assessed using past GCSE questions taken from previous scripts. These are then marked according to Edexcel’s mark scheme. Students should be approximately one grade below their end of year MEG at this stage.

Year 10: This grade is based on the recent end of unit test, however, grade boundaries for a C are 65% on both foundation and higher tiers.

 

P2S 2: During this round students have studied Global Development. They have been assessed using past GCSE questions taken from previous scripts. These are then marked according to Edexcel’s mark scheme and their average over the two end of unit tests are provided as their P2S grade. Students should be approximately one grade below their end of year MEG at this stage.

 

P2S 3: During this round students have studied Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Rural Settlement Fieldwork. They have been assessed using past GCSE questions taken from previous scripts. These are then marked according to Edexcel’s mark scheme and their average over the three end of unit tests are provided as their P2S grade. Students should be approximately one grade below their end of year MEG at this stage.

 

P2S 4: During this round students have studied Geographical Investigations. They have been assessed using a full GCSE paper for the Human Environment which includes all topics studied this year. These are then marked according to Edexcel’s mark scheme and this grade (not their average) is used as their P2S grade. Students should be approximately at their end of year MEG at this stage. This will be the first time pupils have completed a full GCSE paper on the Human Environment and as such this gives a good indication of their progress moving into Year 11.

 

Year 11

 

P2S 1: During this round students have completed their controlled assessment which is worth 25% of their final GCSE grade and have also revised Physical Geography. They have been assessed using past GCSE questions taken from previous exam papers. These are then marked according to Edexcel’s mark scheme. Students should be achieving their MEG at this stage. Their P2S grade is based on the average for Year 10 + the recent P2S1 tests. The grade boundaries for a C are 65% on both foundation and higher tiers.

 

P2S 2: During this round students have revised Human Environments. They have been assessed using two full GCSE papers as part of their mock exams. These are then marked according to Edexcel’s mark scheme with the average of the two papers providing the pupil P2S grade. Students should be achieving their MEG at this stage.

 

P2S 3: During this round students have completed revision of all topics. They have been assessed using two full GCSE papers. These are then marked according to Edexcel’s mark scheme with the average of the two papers plus the pupil’s controlled assessment grade providing the P2S grade. Students should be achieving their MEG at this stage.

 

 

 

Leader of Geography

Mr L. Perritt

 

Foundation Leader

Mr A. Fitzpatrick

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