Year 10

For KS4 students, the SNHS geography department deliver the iGCSE course (0460) for geography. Syllabus

Students will complete a piece of coursework in the summer term of Year 10, and then sit two exams in the summer of Year 11.

Paper 1(2) Geographical Themes (Answer 3 out of 6 questions).   1 hour and 45 minutes.
45% of final iGCSE grade

Paper 2(2) Geographical skills (Answer all questions)                    1 hour and 30 minutes.
27.%% of final iGCSE grade

Paper 3     Coursework (school based assessment)         Approx. 2000 word investigation
27.5% of final iGCSE grade

A three day residential opportunity in the Yorkshire Dales (Autumn term Y10)
A compulsory one day fieldwork on the island (Summer term Y10)


(Essential case studies shown in orange text,  and essential skills taught as part of this lesson shown in green text)


  1. Introduction to the course. Introduction to THEME 1 : Population and Settlement.
    Population density and distribution. Choropleth and dot maps.
  2. Describing population distribution.
  3. Hostile environments and factors influencing population densities
  4. Sparsely and densely populated regions: Brazil
  5. Exam style questions on Brazil. Command words.
  6. Population key terms and concepts, formulas for growth rates
  7. World population growth- the population explosion. Simple line graph, compound line graph.
  8. Balancing population and resources.
  9. A country that is underpopulated: Australia. Isoline graphs
  10. A country that is overpopulated: Bangladesh.
  11. The Demographic Transition Model
  12. Population Pyramids
  13. IOM population structure. Age-sex bar graphs (population pyramids)
  14. IOM population structure. Triangle graph, compound bar graphs
  15. Coping with an ageing population
  16. A country with a high dependent population (ageing): IOM
  17. A country with a high rate of natural population growth: The Gambia
  18. The impact of HIV/AIDS on population change
  19. A country with a low rate of population growth: China. Anti natalist policies
  20. Alternative government policies
  21. Migration key terms and ideas
  22. The impacts of migration. Flow diagrams
  23. International migration: Mexico border 
  24. End of topic assessment
  25. Assessment review
  26. Assessment for learning class task


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