Geography - Year 10

Geography Overview

Weeks 1-10: Physical Landscapes In The UK

This unit is concerned with the dynamic nature of physical processes and systems, and human interaction with them in a variety of places and at a range of scales.

The aims of this unit are to develop an understanding of the tectonic, geomorphological, biological and meteorological processes and features in different environments, and the need for management strategies governed by sustainability and consideration of the direct and indirect effects of human interaction with the Earth and the atmosphere.

  1. Students will complete an end-of-unit test using GCSE exam-style questions along with exam-style questions at the end of each lesson.
Erosion

The wearing away of land by water.

Transportation

The movement of eroded material by water.

Deposition

The dropping of eroded material when a river loses its energy.

Hard Engineering

Man-made, expensive methods of preventing river/sea flooding. Examples include dams and sea walls.

Soft Engineering

Natural, cheaper methods of preventing river/sea flooding. Examples include embankments and beach replenishment.

Precipitation

Any form of water that falls to the Earth.

Prevailing Wind

The main wind direction experienced by an area.

Long Profile

The journey a river takes from source to mouth.

Weathering

The breaking down of rocks, soil, and minerals through contact with the atmosphere, water or biological organisms.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Knowledge of the world around them and the issues that they face now and potentially int he future.

Create a supportive community:

Understanding of how we need to work together for a better future.

Weeks 11-17: Urban Issues & Challenges

This unit is concerned with human processes, systems and outcomes and how these change both spatially and temporally. They are studied in a variety of places and at a range of scales and must include places in various states of development, such as higher income countries (HICs), lower income countries (LICs) and newly emerging economies (NEEs).

The aims of this unit are to develop an understanding of the factors that produce a diverse variety of human environments; the dynamic nature of these environments that change over time and place; the need for sustainable management; and the areas of current and future challenge and opportunity for these environments

  1. AQA GCSE examination questions to measure students’ understanding of topic and progress throughout.

    Exam-style questions will also feature throughout all lessons.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Knowledge of the world around them and the issues that they face now and potentially int he future.

Create a supportive community:

Understanding of how we need to work together for a better future.

Weeks 18-25: The Living World

This unit is concerned with the dynamic nature of physical processes and systems, and human interaction with them in a variety of places and at a range of scales.

The aims of this unit are to develop an understanding of the tectonic, geomorphological, biological and meteorological processes and features in different environments, and the need for management strategies governed by sustainability and consideration of the direct and indirect effects of human interaction with the Earth and the atmosphere.

  1. AQA GCSE examination questions to measure students’ understanding of topic and progress throughout.

    Exam-style questions will feature throughout all lessons.

Deforestation

The process of cutting down and clearing an area of trees.

Biome

A large, naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, e.g. forest or tundra.

Flora

The plants and vegetation of a particular region.

Fauna

The animals of a particular region.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Knowledge of the world around them and the issues that they face now and potentially int he future.

Create a supportive community:

Understanding of how we need to work together for a better future.

Weeks 26-33: The Challenges Of Resource Management

This unit is concerned with human processes, systems and outcomes and how these change both spatially and temporally. They are studied in a variety of places and at a range of scales and must include places in various states of development, such as higher income countries (HICs), lower income countries (LICs) and newly emerging economies (NEEs).

  1. End of unit assessment - AQA GCSE examination questions to measure students’ understanding of topic and progress throughout.

    Exam-style questions will also be completed throughout lessons.

HIC

A high income country, e.g. The UK.

LIC

A low income country, e.g. Bangladesh.

Carbon Footprint

The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organisation, or community.

Resource

A stock or supply of something that has value.

Food Miles

The distance travelled by food from source to where it is consumed.

Surplus

When there is more than enough of something, e.g. food, water and energy.

Deficit

When there is not enough of something, e.g. food, water and energy.

Food Security

Having access to enough safe, affordable, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Aeroponics

Plants are sprayed with water containing nutrients. They are not grown in soil.

Hydroponics

Plants are grown in mineral-rich water.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Knowledge of the world around them and the issues that they face now and potentially int he future.

Create a supportive community:

Understanding of how we need to work together for a better future.