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02/06/20

Our weekly wellbeing bulletin is being email to parents today. There are as always ideas for supporting both yours and your child/children’s wellbeing

01/06/20

Our certificate of social value for 2019-20 for the hours DofE Chobham Academy students donated to their local community. Across London, DofE participants contributed an incredible 356,616 hours volunteering to help others, which equates to a social value of over £1.5 million! https://t.co/So5fRC9sat

01/06/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Today PE GCSE, A-level & CTEC Sport students had their 2nd live Q&A session with & footballer Dale Stephens. Focusing on Attitude, Resilience & Determination in becoming an elite athlete. Check Instagram for highlights. ChobhamacadPE https://t.co/dXWX4MuO3j

01/06/20

With the start of a new term we want to celebrate the amazing completion of 135,262 questions in Summer 1 through Home Learning tasks. Congratulations to the top 3 classes! Let's keep up the good work in Summer 2! https://t.co/v45O3qs7i3

18/05/20

Mental Health Awareness Week https://t.co/k1lniXYaWz

18/05/20

A new week with some new classes in the top 3. Great work everyone especially 9Y-MA4 that has almost doubled the amount of tasks completed compared to last week https://t.co/l0RUgTcnQy

18/05/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Summer term week 5     challenge. This weeks challenge is focused around the app TikTok. We challenge you to be creative and create your own exercise TikTok or replicate Miss Ellis. Send your videos to your PE teacher via email. Good Luck. https://t.co/oIDCteNdYb

13/05/20

Celebration students’ maths work. A well deserved congratulations to last weeks' top 3 classes for all your effort! https://t.co/c8sv60MaZf

11/05/20

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Can’t wait to Mr Starkey’s challenge!

11/05/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

🚨 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨 The PE Instagram is officially back after many years of being absent, go and check us out! 📸 ChobhamacadPE ⚽️🏀🎾🏓⚾️🤸‍♂️🤾🧘‍♀️🧗

11/05/20

During the coronavirus lockdown, all staff at Chobham Academy remain committed to providing up-to-date and relevant career advice for our students. This is our most recent careers bulletin which offers guidance and advice about student's career choices and pathways. https://t.co/vYdmyXdFP9

07/05/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Summer term week 3    challenge. This weeks challenge requires upper body strength & balance. You will be challenged to put a t-shirt over your head whilst in a handstand position being supported by a wall as demonstrated by Miss Ellis.🤸👕 Good luck! https://t.co/kPyJoTxzyZ

07/05/20

Today is the most important holiday for Buddhists 🙂 Happy Vesak Day - The Buddha's birthday! https://t.co/wlZBbvGfUa

01/05/20

St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney has played an essential role in palliative care, for our community for over 100 years. All funds have been lost - if you are able to support them the link for donations is https://t.co/BfFN9oYpkX

30/04/20

Well done to Renee in Year 9 for demonstrating some outstanding photography skills to complete one of the Geography department's challenges!! https://t.co/cXcFumFCQJ

28/04/20

Retweetd From Barking and Dagenham

UPDATE 28 APRIL | Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day and at 11am we held a minute’s silence to remember all our health, care & front line workers, who have sadly lost their lives to coronavirus. Now, more than ever, we owe it to them https://t.co/s3YYGSCVbN

28/04/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

DID YOU KNOW we have lots of FREE booky activities to keep the kids busy during lockdown. 🎨 DOWNLOAD activity sheets to get creative! https://t.co/HiDFW6kZ8b 🎥 WATCH 12 Author & Illustrator Masterclasses https://t.co/1coDYfUVo8 🎮GAMES to play online https://t.co/EtENcE4CKm https://t.co/y80Fto2eQG

28/04/20

Retweetd From 🚒 LFB Fire Cadets 🚒

Come and watch LIVE Bake Along at home on our account at 2pm with Coordinator Lucy ..... don’t miss out! https://t.co/yWNcu1mSWX

28/04/20

Frankenstein is being streamed on the National Theatre Live YouTube page on Thursday at 7pm and is highly recommended by our Performing Arts team! Please click the link below: https://t.co/fkkL08cxNF

28/04/20

Retweetd From NSPCC

Without our incredible volunteers, we wouldn't be able to answer the young people who contact Childline. & without people contacting our helpline, we wouldn't be able to protect the children we do. Together we can help children & young people who need us now more than ever. https://t.co/Mpc3KHo4BL

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Geography

A Level Geography (OCR)

Aims

This specification will enable learners to:

  • Develop their knowledge of locations, places, processes and environments, at all geographical scales from local to global across the specification as a whole
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the selected core and non-core processes in physical and human geography at a range of temporal and spatial scales, and of the concepts which illuminate their significance in a range of locational contexts
  • Recognise and be able to analyse the complexity of people-environment interactions at all geographical scales, and appreciate how these underpin understanding of some of the key issues facing the world today
  • Develop their understanding of, and ability to apply, the concepts of place, space, scale and environment
  • Gain understanding of specialised concepts relevant to the core and non-core content. These must include the concepts of causality, systems, equilibrium, feedback, inequality, representation, identity, globalisation, interdependence, mitigation and adaptation, sustainability, risk, resilience and thresholds
  • Improve their understanding of the ways in which values, attitudes and circumstances have an impact on the relationships between people, place and environment, and develop the knowledge and ability to engage, as citizens, with the questions and issues arising
  • Become confident and competent in selecting, using and evaluating a range of quantitative and qualitative skills and approaches, (including observing, collecting and analysing geo-located data) and applying them as an integral part of their studies
  • Understand the fundamental role of fieldwork as a tool to understand and generate new knowledge about the real world, and become skilled at planning, undertaking and evaluating fieldwork in appropriate situations
  • Apply geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches in a rigorous way to a range of geographical questions and issues, including those identified in fieldwork, recognising both the contributions and limitations of geography
  • Develop as critical and reflective learners, able to articulate opinions, suggest relevant new ideas and provide evidenced argument in a range of situations.

Overview

Content Overview

Assessment Overview 

  • Landscape Systems
  • Earth’s Life Support Systems
  • Geographical Skills

Physical systems

(01)

66 marks

1 hour 30 minutes

written paper

22% of total A level
  • Changing Spaces; Making Places
  • Global Connections
  • Geographical Skills

Human interactions (02)

66 marks

1 hour 30 minutes

written paper

22% of total A level

Optionality – study 2 of 5

  • Climate Change
  • Disease Dilemmas
  • Exploring Oceans
  • Future of Food
  • Hazardous Earth
  • Geographical Skills

Geographical debates (03)

108 marks

2 hours 30 minutes

written paper

36% of total A levell
  • Independent Investigation

Investigative geography

(04/05)

60 marks

Non-examination assessment

20% of total A level

 

Staff

Ms. A Stewart-Parker - Director of Learning for Humanities

Ms K. Chalkley - Subject Lead for Geography

Mr G Gergaud - Teacher of Geography

 

Key Stage 3

In Year 7, Students study Local Geographies (UK and Europe), Africa (Human development), China (Demographics) and Mapping Skills.

In Year 8, Students study Asia (Natural hazards), Middle East (Conflict), and Russia (Culture)

ILT Tasks: Students are given regular ILT tasks based on the topic being studied. This may range from a research tasks to explore new content to the completion of extended writing tasks (Big Writes) which are set every two weeks.

Key Stage 4

In Year 9 students study the WJEC GCSE Geography B specification topics Quality of Life, Urban services and provision, Urbanisation, Planning issues in built environments and Rural change.

In Year 10 students study the WJEC GCSE Geography B specification topics Weather and Climate, Ecosystems, Desertification, River processes and landforms, Coastal processes and management.

ILT Tasks: Students are given regular ILT tasks based on the topic being studied. This may range from a research task to completion of GCSE standard essays. Students are given extended written tasks (Big Writes) every week.

Useful Links: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/geography/geography-gcse/geography-b-gcse.html

Key Stage 5

Students study AS/A2 Level Geography with Edexcel.

In Year 12 students study two units. Unit 1 is titled Global Challenges, this explores a range of human and physical phenomena at a range of scales. These include topics such as ‘World at risk’ where students examine how natural, context and chronic hazards interact with human processes. ‘Going global’ is the second topic studied. Here, students analyse how movements of people, money, goods, services, aid and information occur globally, whilst evaluating the significance of these on human life.

In Unit 2 (Geographical Investigations) students start to employ their primary and secondary fieldwork skills. They explore how varied data collection methods are used to monitor issues with areas in decline (Rebranding Places) and areas at risk from coastal processes (Crowded Coasts) in order to suggest appropriate management methods for the issues identified.

In Year 13 students study two units; Contested Planet - Unit 3 and Geographical Research - Unit 4. In Unit 3 students develop their understanding of major global concerns such as ‘Threats to Biodiversity’, the ‘Development Gap’, ‘Superpower Geographies’, ‘Water Conflicts’ and ‘Technological Fixes’. Within Unit 4 students are given the option to choose a research topic from the following list: Tectonic Activity and Hazards, Cold Environments – Landscapes and Change, Life on the Margins: the Food Supply Problem, The World of Cultural Diversity, Pollution and Human Health at Risk and Consuming the Rural Landscape – Leisure and Tourism. Students are given the chance to show off their research skills, data analysis and evaluation, decision making and scientific report writing.

ILT Tasks: KS5 students are given regular, rigorous ILT tasks. This may range from research of new content to essay writing and exam preparation. Students are set ILTs everyweek.

Extra Curricular

Students take part in regular field work, and have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities, linked to global issues throughout the year.

Currently, students are engaged in a mapping project - designing an app to geo locate E20 - our postcode!

Useful Resources