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Term 1 and 2 - Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Term 3 and 4 - Ecosystems and Resources and the Environment
Term 5 and 6 - China and International Development
Geography is a popular subject at Al Ashraf , and it is important to realise too that Geography graduates are increasingly very much in demand because of the skills that students are taught. Our lessons very much focus on current global issues such as climate change, natural disasters, globalisation and sustainibility, and where appropriate links to British culture are taught as well.To enable us to do this we integrate videos into lessons and students are very much encouraged to do their own research using the internet and subsequently they present their information in a variety of ways. At all levels we incorporate the study of the local area into our lessons as much as possible.
Year 7: Weather and Climate. Map reading. Settlement. Flooding in the UK.
Year 8: Weathering and Coasts [UK]. Farming in the UK. Industry [much emphasis on the UK].
Year 9: Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Tourism [UK]. Italy. Japan.
Some of the moral & social issues relevant to Key Stage 3 are:
At GCSE we follow the AQA syllabus A, This involves 2 written papers one on physical topics and the other is on human topics. In addition the students research and write up a topic for a third paper on controlled assessment. This will all change from 2016 when all 3 papers will be linear and the content will have much more focus on the British Isles.
Geographers at Al Ashraf are informed, considerate, inquisitive and analytical. They are concerned about issues that affect not just them in their local area but communities and environments in the British Isles as well as other parts of the world.