What are we learning
Changing UK Economy
This module looks at how money is made within the UK, including how its industries have changed from predominantly manufacturing to more tertiary based businesses such as finance. It looks at the location of science and business parks around the UK and how locational advantage is used when the deciding the location of these sites. It finishes by looking at areas of decline and growth within the UK and how this can influence factors beyond employment such as crime, health and education.
Within this module we look at resources in depth and how the distribution of energy, food and water is uneven. It addresses the barrier to extracting these resources and the different strategies used to manage these limited resources amongst issues such as rapidly growing populations and climate change that continue to threaten their availability. Finally, we look at small- and large-scale projects used to manage the shortage of water in both rich and poor countries.
Geographical skills and unseen fieldwork skills
This module seeks to apply the data we gathered during our ‘Swanage’ and ‘Swindon’ field trips. It looks at how bias can influence data sets and cause incorrect conclusions. We finish by reading and interpreting the ‘pre-release’ document sent by AQA that will address one very specific issue in great detail, forcing students to apply all of the geographical knowledge they have obtained through their 5 years at Swindon Academy.
In this module we revise content from previous years and practice applying the knowledge to prepare students for their upcoming GCSES.
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