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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.

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Year 12 AP2 Exam Timetable

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NOVEMBER 2017

  • MON 20TH - 6th Form AP2 begins (IC6
  • Year 12 AP2 Exam Timetable

    Year 13 AP2 Exam Timetable

  • WED 22ND - YR6 Banding Tests - Day 1: 9am to 12pm
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  • WED 22ND - EAL Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
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  • THU 23RD - YR6 Banding Tests - Day 2: 9am to 12pm
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  • FRI 24TH - YR6 Music Auditions
  • DECEMBER 2017

  • FRI 1ST - YR7 to YR11 AP2 begins
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  • TUE 5TH - Sixth Form Open Evening: 4pm to 6pm
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  • THU 7TH - YR7 to YR11 AP2 ends
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  • FRI 8TH - STAFF INSET DAY, SCHOOL CLOSED
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  • THU 14TH - Christmas Music Concert: 5pm to 7pm
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  • FRI 15TH - YR11 Presenting Yourself Day
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  • WED 20TH - Ski Trip Enrichment Day
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  • THU 21ST - Last Day of Term
  • JANUARY 2018

  • THU 11TH - YR13 Parents' Evening: 5pm to 7pm
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  • THU 25TH - YR11 Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
  • FEBRUARY 2018

  • THU 8TH - YR7 Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
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  • FRI 9TH - Ski Trip to Austria departs. Return on 17th Feb
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  • THU 22ND - YR8 Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
  • MARCH 2018

  • THU 1ST - World Book Day
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  • MON 5TH - 6th Form AP3 begins (IC6)
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  • THU 8TH - YR10 Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
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  • MON 12TH - YR7 - YR11 AP3 begins
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  • THU 22ND - YR9 Parents' Evening: 4pm to 7pm
  • JUNE 2018

  • MON 18TH - YR7 - YR10 AP4 begins
  • JULY 2018

  • WED 4TH - YR5 Taster days
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  • FRI 13TH - Activities Day