Year Ten Unit One: Natural Hazards
This unit is made up of Section A of Paper 1 of the AQA GCSE Geography specification. Students begin by looking at a range of natural hazards, before studying tectonic hazards, weather hazards and climate change in more detail.
AQA GCSE Geography specification:
- The challenge of natural hazards
- Tectonic hazards
- Weather hazards
- Climate change
- To be able to analyse a range of data relating to natural hazards and be able to use this data to compare and evaluate.
- To be able to analyse maps and diagrams to describe and explain locational patterns of where and why natural hazards take place.
- Ability to understand geographical concepts and processes relating to plate tectonic theory, global atmospheric circulation and climate change.
Links to previous study (where applicable):
- Links to Tectonic Hazards, studied in Year 8.
- Links to Weather and Climate, studied in Year 9.
Links to future study / the wider world (where applicable):
- Links to Sections B and C of Paper 1.
- Link to A Level e.g. AQA A Level – Hazards
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 8- 48
- 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 each of the three components of the unit.
- 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.