Geography at Frogmore is an exciting and interesting experience. Geography is the study of where places are, what they are like and what it's like to live there. It's about how and why places are changing and why there are arguments about how we make use of them. Geography helps you to be more aware of the everyday life and difficulties different people and environments face.
During your time at Frogmore you will study a wide range of topics and debates. These include natural hazards, climate change, sport, globalisation, water and disease and many more. In lessons you can expect a variety of activities such as role play, debate, report writing, presentations, decision making, use of ICT and basic GIS skills.With such a large number of issues to cover you will find Geography a very engaging subject.
Alongside the various topics we examine there are many transferable skills you will develop.
You will learn to:
- find out about useful facts and figures and write about them;
- read and use maps;
- draw maps, diagrams, graphs, tables and use simple instruments;
- carry out fieldwork investigations;
- discuss and research local and world problems
Our current Year 11 students are completing their final year of the OCR B Avery Hill syllabus.
There are 4 topic units;
1 Climate, the Environment and People
2 Water, Landforms and People
3 People and Place
4 People, Work and Development
Scheme of Assessment
- The Study (15%) This is a piece of extended investigative writing and is based on fieldwork in Basingstoke.
- Cross-unit Task (10%) This is based on the exploitation of coral reefs in Belize.
Paper 1 Structured questions based on topic units
Paper 2 Problem solving exercise based on ‘Climate, the Environment and People’
Our Year 10 pupils will be following the new AQA B syllabus. Over 2 years they will study the following issues;
Unit 1 – Managing places in the 21st Century –The Coastal Environment
Unit 2 – Hostile World –Living with Natural Hazards
Unit 3 – Investigating the shrinking world – Investigating Global Tourism
Unit 4 – Local investigation including fieldwork and Geographical Issue Investigation –‘Water -a precious resource’
Scheme of assessment
- 75% exam - 3 x one hour exams for unit 1,2 &3 taken over years 10 and 11
- 25 % coursework – 2 pieces
- Task 1 – Local Investigation
- 1200 words
- Class preparation
- 4 hour write up in controlled conditions
- Task 2 – Geographical Issue Investigation
- ‘Water – a precious resource’
- 800 words
- Class preparation
- 2 hour write up in controlled conditions