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St. Peter's Independent School

St Peters Independent School

“Good behaviour is promoted; bullying is prevented so far as is reasonably practicable.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Pupils are willing learners and settle quickly in lessons.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

Pupils… “are articulate speakers and can express their opinions clearly.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Children in the EYFS can explain their ideas to their peers clearly.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Well-structured teaching with use of appropriate resources supports their work…”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

”Pupils grow in self-confidence and self-esteem.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“The school is successful in creating a nurturing atmosphere in which pupils feel valued for themselves…”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

Pupils…“have good manners and their conduct is generally good.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Children in the EYFS are socially aware and at an appropriate level for their age.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

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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).