Congratulations Year 11 Leavers 2017

Year 11 Leavers

Congratulations to our Year 11 leavers who performed superbly in this summer’s GCSE exams. We are delighted that 65% of our pupils gained a good (9-4) pass in both English and Maths and that 44% gained a strong (9-5) pass in both English and Maths. 22 pupils also managed to gain an average of an A grade or better in their best 8 subjects. Good luck to all of you in your next steps after Hall Green School.

Geography

Geography helps us to understand the world that we live in.  We can discover how the forces of nature work (e.g. volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, the greenhouse effect) and how we as humans can try to cope as we live alongside them.  It also helps us to make sense of how people live, work and play in different parts of the world as they exploit, manage and move around the world (e.g. trade, development, industry, migration) in different ways and in different places.

By studying Geography, pupils become well rounded and thoughtful global citizens with an excellent understanding of the world and the way it works.

During Years 7-9 pupils study Geography for 2 hours per week. This increases to 5 hours per fortnight in Years 10-11 if pupils choose Geography as one of their option subjects.

In Years 7-8 pupils are introduced to a range of key physical and human geography themes that provide a basis for their geographical knowledge and understanding. In Year 9 all pupils start the GCSE Geography course and are given the choice to carry on with the full course in year 10 as part of the ‘options’ process.

 GCSE Geography subject content – AQA specification.

Physical Geography

Topics studied will include: Weather Hazards – Tectonic Hazards – Climate Change – Tropical Rainforests – Hot Deserts – Cold Environments – River Landscapes – Coastal Landscapes – Ecosystems.

Human Geography

Topics studied will include: Population Change – Globalisation – Rural Change -Tourism – Urban Change – Development Issues – Global Trade.

Fieldwork

Pupils will also be required to carry-out fieldwork activities and evaluate a contentious geographical issue in order to successfully complete Paper 3 (details below).

GCSE Geography assessment

There are 3 exam papers that will be sat at the end of Year 11:

Paper 1:      (35%) Physical Geography – 1 hour 30 mins.

Paper 2:      (35%) Human Geography – 1 hour 30 mins.

Paper 3:      (30%) Geographical applications and fieldwork – 1 hour 15 mins.

Recommended websites:

BBC Bitesize Geography

Cool Geography

For further information, please contact Mr Jackson (Head of Department).

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We proudly open our doors to prospective parents and pupils on Thursday 27th September. Open Evening commences at 6pm, final guided tours leave at 7:30pm with the evening drawing to a close by 8pm. The Headteacher will speak at 6pm and again at 7:30pm in the Hall.

Senior Team 2018/2019:

Hassana Gul (Head Girl)
Zohib Asif (Head Boy)
Jannayee Jarrett (Deputy Head Girl)
Muhammed Sahad (Deputy Head Boy)

Proud to say they represent us, and look forward to working together this year!

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