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Prince William School

KS4 curriculum

At Key Stage 4 there are two main divisions splitting into a further three mirroring areas.

In the first half of the course the UK is considered and then in the second half the same broad issues of physical environments and processes, people and places and environmental issues are considered at a global scale.

For example in the first half we look at rivers, coasts and the physical landscape of the UK; followed by trade, unequal societies and urban areas. This half ends with looking at weather and energy.

In the second half we look at areas such as world ecosystems such as the rainforest and coral reef, uneven development and what causes rapid urbanisation. In the final section we consider atmospheric processes, hurricanes and droughts.

Throughout the course we incorporate a skills focus on areas such as graph, map and statistical work.

Exam structure/weightings

There are two 1 hour papers, one called ‘Living in the UK’ and the other called ‘The World Around Us’ both worth 30%.

The final 40% comes from the test of skills and fieldwork in a 1½ hour paper.

Career opportunities

There are many career possibilities with qualifications in Geography. For those with a geography degree there are direct career paths such as in town and transport planning and management, surveying, environmental consultancy, sustainability, development, tourism, energy futures, and conservation. Geography has many transferable skills which opens doors into careers such as finance, marketing, research, IT and project management.

Revision

A program of revision is set based on the cohort about to take exams and their needs. These can take the form of after-school revision, personalised activities, resources on the school’s YouTube channel and one-to-one sessions to improve revision and exam technique.

 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Cycle 5

Cycle 6

Year 10

Landscapes of the UK

Landscapes of the UK

People of the UK

People of the UK

Environmental threats in the UK

Environmental threats in the UK

Year 11

Coursework

Tourism

Urban

Population

Revision

Exams

 

Please click this link to view the full course specification.