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Geography

Welcome to Geography at St Aloysius’ College

Staff

Miss G. Briody Head of Department
Mr S. Mahmoud Geography

Geography is the study of our dynamic and ever changing world. The key dimensions of the study of Geography entails: physical, human and environmental, and the connections and interaction between them. At St. Aloysius’ College we provide a broad and balanced Geography curriculum that allows pupils to explore and investigate various concepts and themes that are both traditional and contemporary in nature.

 

Curriculum

Year 7
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Africa Rivers Asia British Isles Extreme Environments Geology
Physical geography of Africa Physical landscape of the UK Physical Geography of Asia Physical landscape of the UK Ice Age UK geology
Population and development with the continent Hydrological Cycle Contrasting levels of development in China, India and Russia as aprt of the BRICS Changing Economic Activities in the UK Glaciation processes Types of rocks and formation
Horn of Africa as a region study Processes and landforms The growth of Manufacturing and trading links between Asia and the wider world Contrasting rural and urban landscapes in the UK Landforms of erosion and deposition Weathering
  Hard and soft engineering strategies to manage river flooding   Urban issues such as inequality, transport and pollution UK glaciated landscape Soils
      Migration issues –cause and effects Extreme tourism - Antarctica Nutrient Cycle
Year 8
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Weather and climate Middle East Dynamic Earth People and Resources Coasat Fragile Ecosystems
Concepts and processes relating to weather/climate Physical geography of Middle East Geological Timescale Population growth and increased urbanisation leading to a greater demand and consumption of natural resources Uses of the coast Tropical Rainforest
Skills: maps, graphs/synoptic harts How the physical geography determines the population distribution and density Plate Tectonics and theory of continental drift Renewable and non-renewable energies Processes Case study - Amazon in Brazil
Cause, effects and responses to an extreme weather event Variations in level of development in the Middle East Hazards (volcanoes and earthquakes) Development and inequalities in resource consumption Landforms of erosion and deposition Plant and animal adaptations
  The role of tourism in development in the Middle East Management in areas of contrasting development   Coastal management strategies Importance of the rainforest
  The culture and religion       Causes and effects of deforestation
  The issue of conflict in the Middle East        
Year 9
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
The Challenges of Natural Hazards   Urban Issues and Challenges     UK Physical landscape: Rivers
Tectonic Hazards (volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis) Climate Change (causes, effects and management strategies) Urban growth creates opportunities and challenges for cities in LIC's and NEEs Urban change in cities in the UK leads social, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges Urban sustainability (energy, water) Processes
Weather Hazards (tropical storms, extreme weather in the UK)         Landforms of erosion and deposition
Year 10
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
  Changing Economic World   The Living World   UK Physical Landscapes: Coasts
Hydrographs and factors affecting river discharge Reducing the development gap Major changes in the economy of the UK have affected, and will continue to affect, employment patterns and regional growth Ecosystems (interaction between biotic and abiotic components) Hot deserts (opportunities and challenges, causes and effects of desertification) Processes
Rivers management Some LICs and NEEs are experiencing rapid economic development which leads to significant social, environmental and cultural change   Tropical rainforests (causes and effects of deforestation, the need for sustainable management)   Landforms of erosion and deposition
          Management
Year 11
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1
Fieldtrip: Physical (October) The Challenge of Resource Management   Fieldtrip 2: Human Pre-release Booklet (March)
An investigation into the management strategies along the Norfolk coastline The changing demand and provision of resources in the UK create opportunities and challenges Demand for food resources is rising globally but supply can be insecure, which may lead to conflict An investigation into the success of Archway's regeneration Revision and final preparation for the three papers
  Food      
  Water      
  Energy      

 

 

A Level Geography

At A-level, we follow the AQA linear specification. Pupils will study both physical and human geography components in preparation to sit their two exams at the end of year 13:

This academic year we are studying:-

Physical:

  • Waters and Carbon Cycles
  • Hazards
  • Coastal Systems and Landscapes

Human:

  • Contemporary Urban Environments
  • Changing Places
  • Global systems and global governance

A-Level students are required to undertake fieldwork selecting thei rown investigation tital and collecting primary data. This year our students have chosen a mixture of physical and human investigations with a number choosing to carry out their study along the Norfolk coastline focusing on coastal management strategies. While other students have chosen to focus their enquiry in an urban setting investigating topics relating to regeneration, air pollution and integrated transpoprt in London. Pupils must then complete their non-examination assessment (NEA) using the primary data they have collected along with secondary data sources. This piece of work will be 3,000-4,000 words and is worth 20% of their final grade.

 

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Year 12 AP2 Internal Exams - November 2018

Year 13 AP2 Internal Exams - November 2018

November Update Letter to Parents

End of Term Letter (October 2018)

School Meals Update

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Youth Council Members

TFL Live Twitter Travel Alerts

Saint Aloysius' College Sports Principles

Saint Aloysius' College Sports Principles Part 2

Directions to Playing Field

Homework Tracking

NOVEMBER 2018

  • MON 12TH - Year 7-10 Assessment
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    DECEMBER 2018

  • WED 5TH - Year 11 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 7pm
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  • WED 12TH - Year 13 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 5.30pm, STA students only
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  • WED 12TH - 6th Form Open Evening, 6pm to 7.30pm
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  • FRI 14TH - Year 11 Presenting Yourself Day
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  • TUE 18TH - Carol Service at St. Joseph's Church
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  • WED 19TH - 6th Form Christmas Fundraiser Quiz
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    JANUARY 2019

  • TUE 1ST - New Year's Bank Holiday
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  • THU 24TH - Year 12 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 5.30pm, STA students only
  • FEBRUARY 2019

  • WED 27TH - Year 8 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 7pm
  • MARCH 2019

  • THU 7TH - World Book Day
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  • THU 7TH - Year 9 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 7pm
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  • WED 13TH - Year 8 Option Choices Evening, 4pm to 5pm
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  • WED 27TH - Year 10 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 7pm
  • APRIL 2019

  • WED 3RD - Year 7 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 7pm
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  • FRI 19TH - Good Friday
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  • MON 22ND - Easter Monday
  • MAY 2019

  • MON 6TH - May Day Bank Holiday
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  • MON 27TH - May Bank Holiday
  • JULY 2019

  • THU 4TH - Summer Music Concert
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  • MON 8TH - Year 10 Work Experience begins
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  • TUE 9TH - Induction Day for new Year 7's
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  • WED 10TH - 6th Form Farewell Barbeque
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  • THU 11TH - Activities Day
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  • FRI 12TH - Sports Day & Year 9 Trip to WW1 Battlefields
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  • MON 15TH - Year 10 Prize Giving afternoon
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  • TUE 16TH - Year 9 Prize Giving afternoon
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  • WED 17TH - Year 8 Prize Giving afternoon
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  • THU 18TH - Year 7 Prize Giving afternoon