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St. Peter's Independent School

St Peters Independent School

"Throughout the school pupils thrive in the warm nurturing atmosphere under the guidance of caring and committed adults who see pupils' welfare and well-being as a priority"

ISI 2012

"Pupils not only enjoy coming to school but are proud to be a pupil of it."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"At every stage pupils feel safe, develop in confidence, and are self-assured and well prepared to meet the challenges of the next stage of their education."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"In the EYFS, a good balance of adult-led and child initiated activities is carefully planned to develop the children's needs, abilities and interests."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"Pupils appreciate the friendships they share with each other and also the positive relationships enjoyed with the staff."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"The ethos of the school makes a significant contribution to the pupils' personal development, in accordance with its aim to provide a caring family-orientated environment."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"Strong emphasis is place on learning practical life-skills in lessons such as cookery or design and technology. These lessons are popular with pupils."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"A good range of extra-curricular activities encourages the pupils to extend their interests, skills and knowledge."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

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Geography

Teacher of Geography: Elaine Brunei - ebrunei@stpetersindependent.org.uk

KS3 Topics

[Geo Topics]: n factual information about geographical topics - often supported by case studies 

Physical Geography:
Coasts - Waves / Coastal Deposition / Holderness.....
Earthquake - Cause / Effects / Case Studies.....
Ecosystems - Biomes / Soil / Tropical Rainforest....
Glaciation - Erosion / Landforms / Case Studies.....
Limestone - Erosion  / Case Studies.....
National Parks - Honeypots / Case Studies.....
Plate Tectonics - Ring of Fire / Fold Mountains....
Rivers - Water Cycle / Basins / Erosion.....
Volcanoes - Types / Case Studies.....
Weather and climate - Rain / Pressure / Hazards..... 

Human Geography:
Landuse - Models / Landuse zones.....
Migration - Pull & Push Factors / Case Studies.....
Population
- Density / Change / Structure.....
Urbanisation - Causes / Million Cities / counterurbanisation.....

Economic Geography:
Employment Structures - Classification.....
Industry - Systems / Primary / Secondary / Tertiary

Environmental Geography:
Environmental Problems - Acid Rain / Global Warming 

GCSE Geography

GCSE Geography requires students to complete three units which consists of two written examinations and one controlled assessment task.

Unit 1: Physical Geography 
Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins – 75 marks – 37.5%

Unit 2: Human Geography 
Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins – 84 marks – 37.5%*

Unit 3: Local Fieldwork Investigation 
Controlled assessment – 60 marks - 25%

The Geography department currently runs a residential field study trip annually, relating to the GCSE Geography controlled assessment.  This year we went to Sheringham, North Norfolk to research Landforms of coastal deposition.  We investigated Longshore Drift and the formation of a Spit at Blakeney Point.

There are two tiers of assessment: Foundation (G-C) and Higher (D-A*). *

This mark is made up of 75 marks for content plus 9 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG).