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Geography

Welcome to Geography at St Aloysius’ College

Geography is the study of the world around us. It encompasses physical, human and environmental elements, as well as the interaction between them. At St. Aloysius’ College we offer both traditional and contemporary topics such as the study of earthquakes and volcanoes, population change, the geography of health and geopolitics.

Staff

Mr. S. Mahmoud (Joint Head of Department)

Ms. G. Briody (Joint Head of Department)

Curriculum

There are a number of changes occurring in the Geography Department this academic year. This includes a shorter KS3 and a longer KS4. There is a also a syllabus change for GCSE as we prepare for the new linear exams in 2014.

Year 7
Term Topic Timescale Assessment Point
Autumn What Is Geography? Mapskills 2 weeks 4 weeks Baseline AP1 End of Unit Test
Exploring Britain 4 weeks AP2 Christmas exam
Spring Rivers 5 weeks AP2 Christmas exam
Settlement 4 weeks Infiltration rates
Summer Geography of Sport 3 weeks  
Ecosystem Project 5 weeks AP4 Summer exam
Year 8
Term Topic Timescale Assessment Point
Autumn Weather and Climate 6 weeks AP1 End of Unit Test
Brazil 4 weeks AP2 Christmas exam
Spring Coasts 5 weeks  
Population 4 weeks AP3 Newspaper article
Summer Earthquakes and Volcanoes 5 weeks  
Resources 3 weeks AP4 Summer exam
Year 9 - GCSE AQA Geography A Syllabus
Term Topic Timescale Assessment Point
Autumn The Restless Earth 6 weeks AP1
The Restless Earth 4 weeks AP2 Christmas exam
Spring The Development Gap 5 weeks  
The Development Gap 4 weeks AP3
Summer Changing Urban Environments 5 weeks  
Changing Urban Environments 3 weeks AP4 Summer exam
Year 10 - GCSE AQA Geography A Syllabus
Term Topic Timescale Assessment Point
Autumn The Development Gap 6 weeks AP1 End of Unit Test
The Development Gap 4 weeks AP2 Christmas exam
Spring Changing Urban Environments 5 weeks  
Changing Urban Environments 4 weeks AP3
Summer Water on the Land 5 weeks  
Water on the Land 3 weeks AP4 Summer exam/ Controlled Assessment
Year 11 - GCSE OCR Geography A Syllabus
Term Topic Timescale Assessment Point
Autumn Similarities and Differences 6 weeks AP1 Exam q
Similarities and Differences 4 weeks AP2 Christmas exam
Spring Issues in a Fast Changing World 5 weeks  
Issues in a Fast Changing World 4 weeks AP3 Mock exam
Summer Exam Prep 5 weeks  

AS/A2

At A-level we follow the AQA specification.

In Year 12 pupils will study four components:

  • Rivers, Floods and Management
  • Coastal Environments
  • Population Change
  • Health Issues

Pupils are also required to undertake a field study of a river, which they then use for the basis of an investigation. They sit one exam in January (skills) and one exam in May (case studies).

In Year 13 pupils choose three topics out of six. This academic year we are studying:

  • Plate tectonics and associated hazards
  • World Cities
  • Contemporary conflicts and challenges

Pupils will also sit an exam in January based on a geographical issue. They will receive a pre-released booklet of information and have approximately 4-5 weeks to prepare for the exam based on the information given. The final exam is sat in May.

Trips

In the last academic year a number of local trips were organised, such as the Year 10 trip to Crouch End for data collection, a river study in Epping Forest and a traffic survey for Year 7. There was also the very successful trip to Beijing which we are hoping to offer again in 2014.

In this academic year we will be offering local trips to Lea Valley Regional Park, Epping Forest and the local traffic survey again. We will be offering a residential trip to Norfolk for those boys studying Geography GCSE.

There is also the possibility of a trip to Naples and Sorrento – please watch this space for updated information.

Term Dates

Term Dates

Spring Term 2017
Friday 31st March Last Day of Spring Term
Friday 14th April Good Friday
Monday 17th April Easter Monday
Summer Term 2017
Wednesday 19th April First Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 26th May Last Day of Half Term
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June Half Term Break
Monday 5th June First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 21st July Last Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Autumn Term 2017
Monday 4th September First Day of Autumn Term (Staff and Year 7 Pupils only) Year 7 to start school at 1pm
Tuesday 5th September First Day of Autumn Term (Years 8, 9, 10 & 11)
Friday 20th October Last Day of Half Term
Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October Half Term Break
Monday 30th October First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Thursday 21st December Last Day of Autumn Term
Spring Term 2018
Wednesday 3rd January First Day of Spring Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 9th February Last Day of Half Term
Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February Half Term Break
Monday 19th February First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Thursday 29th March Last Day of Spring Term
Friday 30th March - Friday 13th April Spring Term Break
Summer Term 2018
Monday 16th April First Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 25th May Last Day of Half Term
Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June Half Term Break
Monday 4th June First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 20th July Last Day of Summer Term

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Open Days for Secondary Transfer 2018

Year 11 Revision & Catch Up Timetable

Year 11 Revision Tips & Advice with Revision Timetable

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Letter from The Vatican

Saint Aloysius' College Sports Principles

Saint Aloysius' College Sports Principles Part 2

Directions to Playing Field

LATEST LETTER TO PARENTS - HOMEWORK TRACKING

Latest Alychat - July 2016

Latest Alychat - January 2016

Sports' Report 2015-2016

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

MARCH 2017

  • MON 20TH - AP3 Internal Exams
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    APRIL 2017

  • THU 20TH - YR 10 Parents' Evening, 4pm
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    JUNE 2017

  • MON 12TH - UCAS / Work Experience Week
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  • MON 19TH - UCAS / Work Experience Week
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  • MON 19TH - AP4 Internal Exams Week
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  • MON 26TH - AP4 Internal Exams Week
  • JULY 2017

  • MON 10TH - Enrichment Week
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  • FRI 14TH - Activities Day
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  • MON 17TH - Enrichment Week
  • AUGUST 2017

  • FRI 17TH - GCE Results Day and YR 13 Enrolment
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  • FRI 24TH - GCSE Results Day and YR 12 Enrolment
  • OCTOBER 2017

  • WED 4TH - Secondary Transfer Open Evening, 5pm - Head's talk begins at 6pm
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  • SAT 7TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.30am to 11am
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  • TUE 10TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am
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  • WED 11TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am
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  • THU 12TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am
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