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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Teachers:  Ms Deborah Morgenstern, Miss K Mowatt.

'Discover the past, engage with the present, change the future'

Key Stage 3

Students follow a balanced curriculum of human and physical geography.  There is a strong focus on the development of skills and enquiry-based learning. We aim to include a mixture of awe and wonder, and essential world knowledge.  Topics include:  Rivers and Flooding, Africa is not a Country, Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Weather and Climate, Impossible Places, Environmental Issues.


Edexcel B

Paper 1 – Global Geographical Issues:

Hazardous Earth, Development Dynamics, Challenges of an Urbanising World

Paper 2- UK Geographical issues:

Physical Landscapes, Rivers Fieldwork Investigation, Human Landscapes, Urban Areas Fieldwork Investigation

Paper 3 – People and Environmental Issues:

People and the Biosphere, Forests Under Threat, Consuming Energy Resources

A level


Paper 1 – Physical Geography.  2hrs 15 mins, 105 marks – 30%

Tectonic Processes and Hazards, Coastal Landscapes, Carbon Cycle & Energy Insecurity, Water Cycle & Water Insecurity

Paper 2 – Human Geography.  2hrs 15 mins, 105 marks – 30%

Globalisation, Regenerating Places, Superpower Geography and Migration, Identity & Sovereignty.

Paper 3 – Synoptic Paper.  2hrs 15 mins, 70 marks – 20%

Three themes of Players, Futures and Uncertainty & Attitudes and actions rooted in the core topics.

NEA – Individual investigation (coursework).  70 marks – 20%

This is a 2000-3000-word report, that you will produce from your own independent data collection in the UK.  It can be based on ANY of the topics in the course specification. 

Fieldwork - 4 days of field work to help understanding of what we studied, and to gain skills for the NEA.