National 4/5 Geography
Courses we cover in S4:
Human environments: contrasts in development between different countries, world population distribution and change, and issues in changing urban and rural landscapes (using case studies in UK and India) Pupils will have the opportunity to compete fieldwork investigating urban issues within Edinburgh.
Global issues: natural regions (Tundra and Equatorial rainforest) environmental hazards (Earthquakes, Volcanoes and tropical Storms)
Skills: Map and graphical interpretation form a key component across all topic areas.
Learning and teaching approaches are:
- Focused on the learner
- Enjoyable, relevant and inclusive – enhancing the
experience, achievement and attainment of all
- Active, allowing young people to become
problem solvers in a supportive and stimulating
- Flexible and creative, allowing for personalisation of
- Allow for choice and challenge
- Collaborative and co-operative, promoting quality
social interaction between young people.
- Using ICT to support digital literacy whilst enhancing the curriculum
Evidence of progress and achievement will come from a variety of sources including:
- observing day-to-day learning within the classroom;
- coursework, including progress tests;
- learning conversations; and
- outcome assessments and prelim
Recording & Reporting
All pupil assessments are routinely graded and recorded by the teacher and the results are stored centrally, these results are used by staff to track the progress of the individuals and ensure that their needs are being met. Pupils also review their own attainment and are encouraged to identify ways to improve their learning. Staff report formally to parents as per the school calendar.
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