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