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Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK
Coastal landscapes in the UK
Unit 3: Geographical applications
Section B: Fieldwork
Section A: The challenge of natural hazards
Year 11 pupils will be visiting the University of the West of England, Bristol on Monday 29th April as part of their Geography lessons to further support their fieldwork.
Dr Chris Spencer, Senior Lecturer in Geography & Environmental Management has kindly agreed to lead the session.
10:30 - 12:00: Weston beach, looking at setting research questions, designing a methodology, thinking about statistical analysis, then some hands on sieving of sediments to produce some data to add to some that I will have mocked up and then to do some basic stats on our findings to test a model.
12:00 - 13:00: A mini tour of the campus and its facilities & lunch
13:00 - 15:00: Do some work using GIS to explore aspects of the human geography of Weston super mare.
Updated: 25th April 2019
Year 11 will be visiting Weston-Super-Mare to carry out their Geography Fieldwork.
The purpose of the fieldwork is to enable each pupil to gather enough information in order to answer the questions for their GCSE Geography Exam.
Pupils will be:
Posted: 25th Sept 2018
Year 11 pupils will be carrying out their geography fieldwork at the Gloucester Quays & Gloucester Cathedral on:
Monday 20th November 2017, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm (IA)
The purpose of the fieldwork is to enable each pupil to gather enough information to be able to write up a piece of controlled assessment in school shortly afterwards. This is worth a certain percentage towards their GCSE grade in Geography.
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
As from Academic Year 2018/19, Geography GCSE was replaced with History.
Geography is now taught at KS3 only.
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:
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.