Year Ten Unit Three: Physical landscapes in the UK
This unit is made up of Section C of Paper 1 of the AQA GCSE Geography specification. Students begin by looking at an overview of the physical landscapes, before studying coastal and river landscapes in detail.
AQA GCSE Geography specification:
- Range of the UK’s diverse physical landscapes
- Processes shaping the characteristics of the UK’s coasts and rivers
- Different strategies that can be used to manage coastlines and rivers from the effects of physical processes
- To be able to analyse a range of data relating to physical landscapes and the processes affecting these and be able to use this data to compare and evaluate.
- To be able to analyse maps and diagrams to describe and explain physical processes, characteristics and the impact of managing these landscapes.
- Ability to understand geographical concepts and processes relating to the UK’s physical landscapes and how these can be managed in a number of ways.
Links to previous study (where applicable):
- Links to Living in the UK and Flooding studied in Year 7
- Links to Rivers, Coasts and Glaciation, studied in Year 8.
- Links to Weather and Climate, studied in Year 9 and in Unit 1 of Year 10.
Links to future study / the wider world (where applicable):
- Links to Section B of Paper 3 (Physical fieldwork investigation)
- Link to A Level e.g. AQA A Level – Coastal systems and landscapes
Number of Lessons:
Sequence of lessons: Approx. 21 lessons (some lessons take longer than one hour to complete)
- OUP GCSE Geography Textbook for AQA: Pages 88 - 130
- Teacher-prepared PowerPoint activities for each lesson.
- GCSEpod clips for each component.
Method(s) of assessment:
- A number of exam style questions (4 – 12 marks) assessed during the topic.
- End of topic tests at the end of ‘Coastal Landscapes and ‘River Landscapes’
- Assessed as part of June Mock in Year 10.
- Final assessment: assessed within Paper 1 (sat in May of Year 11).
Use of assessment result(s):
- Used to identify areas of weakness in terms of knowledge and skills. Addressed throughout the remainder of the course.