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Update from Jon Whitcombe, Trust Principal -

Secondary Statement

As you will be aware, the DfE has stated that Year 10 and Year 12 students will receive some “face to face” contact with their teachers during Term 6. Currently, we are awaiting guidance from the DfE as to what this means in practice. 

Once the guidance is published we will develop our plans and make the necessary arrangements. On June 1st we will write to you explaining what “face to face” means in practice and we will be in a position to confirm when this will commence. 

Please note that the current arrangements for online teaching for Years 10 and 12 will continue until further notice.

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IB Subjects - Geography

Geography is a dynamic subject firmly grounded in the real world, and focuses on the interactions between individuals, societies and physical processes in both time and space. It seeks to identify trends and patterns in these interactions. It also investigates the way in which people adapt and respond to change, and evaluates actual and possible management strategies associated with such change. Geography describes and helps to explain the similarities and differences between different places, on a variety of scales and from different perspectives.

The Diploma Programme geography course integrates both physical and human geography, and ensures that students acquire elements of both scientific and socio-economic methodologies.

The geography course embodies global and international awareness in several distinct ways. It examines key global issues, such as poverty, sustainability and climate change. It considers examples and detailed case studies at a variety of scales, from local to regional, national and international. We offer the Standard Level in geography.

Geophysical Hazards and Sports, Leisure and Tourism are the two option themes that are taught, along with three core themes; population distribution, climate change and resource management.

There are two exams and one internal assessment, which is a written report, based on a fieldwork questions from any suitable syllabus topic.

 

Example exam questions:

Examine the role of plate margin type in determining the severity of volcanic hazards.

Evaluate the success of attempts to predict tectonic hazard event and their possible impacts.

Evaluate the role of agribusiness and new technologies in increasing world food supply.

Examine the relationship between food security and health.

Using examples, analyse how technological developments can threaten the security of states.

To what extent does a global culture exist?

 

GEOGRAPHY TRANSITION TASKS - Click below to open the transition tasks.

Music Festival Project #1 - What makes a Good Location?

Music Festival Project #2 - Do Music Festivals Cause more problems than they are worth?

Music Festival Project #3 - Where will you have your music festival?

Music Festival Project #4 - How are festivals adapted to be environmentally friendly?

Link for more information: https://www.ibo.org/contentassets/5895a05412144fe890312bad52b17044/geography-sl-hl-2017-en.pdf

Contact Mr Brewster for more information: James.Brewster@swale.at