In studying Geography at Chilton you will gain a deep locational knowledge alongside a sense of space and place. You will start to ‘think like a Geographer’ and not to see our subject as a set of standalone topics, but one that is interconnected and sewn together in its entirety. Interweaved throughout our curriculum will be the following concepts: Enquiry, Geographical Skills and Fieldwork, Sustainable Development, and Human and Physical Processes. These key concepts underpin all of our lessons and from them you will gain a deep understanding of how the world works. Encouraging you to be inquisitive and to question the norm.
Key Stage 3
|Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5||Unit 6|
|7||My Place ‘Why is my place important?’||Weather and climate change ‘Is our weather getting worse?’||Sustainability and me ‘Do I live sustainably?’||
Changing places in the UK‘Is life different in a city?’
|UK Physical landscapes ‘Can rivers flow uphill?’||Coasts fieldwork ‘Will our homes fall in the sea?’|
|8||Our Living World ' How does our world look different?'||Focus on Africa ' How do we know Africa is not a country?'||Our Unequal World ' How do people live differently to us?'||Our tectonic World 'Why is the world like it is?'||Our Natural Disasters ' How natural disasters continue to change our World?'||Population and resources 'Is there enough resources to feed the planet?'|
|9||UK Decisions ' Why is there never a right answer?'||Cardiff Bay fieldwork 'Is regeneration always a success?'||Global Issues ' How are we affecting our world?'||Urbanisation ' Are cities just too big?'||Life in Rio ' Are Rio's poor being neglected?||The worlds hottest places ' Why are deserts growing?'|
Pupils are assessed with a mid term assessment (this may be an exam question, a set of questions, a fieldwork enquiry or a written piece of work) combined with a 50 mark end of Unit low stakes assessment.
Key Stage 4
|Year||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5||Unit 6|
|10||Living Worlds||Hazards||Flooding and Rivers||Climate change and Coasts||Coasts Fieldwork and Bristol||Sustainability and Bristol Fieldwork|
The Development Gap with Jamaica DME
(recap Rio and megacities)
|Resources, plus DME and Nigeria||UK changing Economy||Revision||DME|
Pupils are assessed with a Short mid term assessment. This is mainly short answer GCSE questions and will consist roughly between 12-15 marks. They will also have End of Unit Assessments that are normally 33 marks.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Residential visit to Plas Pencelli
International visit to Sicily
Fieldwork in KS3 to Cardiff Bay and a Coastal Visit
GCSE Fieldwork to Lyme Regis and Bristol
Period 6 (afterschool revision) January-May (y11)
Period 6 (afterschool revision) May-July (y10)