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Geography

Welcome to Geography at St Aloysius’ College

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.

 

Staff

Ms. G. Briody (Head of Department)

Mr. S. Mahmoud (Teacher)

Mr. M. Hanna (Teacher and Chaplain)

 

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 part 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 Coasts 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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End of Term Arrangements July 2018

Key Dates for Remainder of Summer Term

Open Events Information for Secondary Transfer, October 2018

School Meals Update

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Latest Alychat - July 2017

Youth Council Members

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Saint Aloysius' College Sports Principles

Saint Aloysius' College Sports Principles Part 2

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Latest Alychat - July 2016

Latest Alychat - January 2016

Sports' Report 2015-2016

JULY 2018

  • WED 18TH - Year 7 Prize Giving, 11am
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  • WED 18TH - Year 9 Prize Giving, 1.30pm
  • AUGUST 2018

  • THU 16TH - Year 13 collecting A-Levels, 7am to 11.30am & Year 12 collecting AS results 10am to 11.30am
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  • THU 23RD - GCSE Results Day & Year 11 Enrolment into Sixth Form, 9am to 11am
  • SEPTEMBER 2018

  • TUE 4TH - Sixth Form late registration, 10.40am to 11.30am
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  • WED 5TH - Year 7 start date, 8.35am to 3.05pm
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  • THU 6TH - Whole School start date, 8.35am to 3.05pm / Year 13 Induction, 8.30am / Year 12 Induction, 10am
  • OCTOBER 2018

  • WED 3RD - Open Evening for Secondary Transfer, tour starts promptly at 5pm
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  • TUE 9TH - Open Morning for Secondary Transfer, 9.15am to 10.30am
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  • WED 10TH - Open Morning for Secondary Transfer, 9.15am to 10.30am
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  • THU 11TH - Open Morning for Secondary Transfer, 9.15am to 10.30am