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Geography

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Mr Chiureki

Ms Mataka

 

Overview

Geography is a science that studies physical and human processes and spatial patterns on earth in an integrated way over space and time. It examines the spatial distribution of people and their activities, physical and human features, ecosystems and interactions between humans, and between humans and the environment in a dynamic context.

 

Purpose

 


Aims and Objectives

 


Grade 10 Information

Curriculum

Focus on local and global scale

1. Using maps, photographs and Geographic Information Systems
2. The structure of the atmosphere
3. Temperature variations in the atmosphere 
4. Moisture in the atmosphere
5. The structure of the earth
6. Plate tectonics and continental drift
7. Earthquakes and volcanoes
8. Weathering, erosion and mass wasting
9. World population 
10. Migration
11. People and organizations

 

Tests and Forms of Assessment

Programmes of Assessment


TASK 

 

1

Practical task  

 February

2

 Tests (x3)

February to May 

3

 Model  March

4

Internal June examination 

Mid–year 

5

Research assignment  

 July
 

Tests (x2) 

July to September 

7

Internal examination 

November

 

Textbooks

Focus in Geography – Grade 10 (L Dilley; J Earle; G Keats; G Ravenscroft). Maskew Miller Longman, 2005



Grade 11 Information

Curriculum

Focus on local and continental scale

1. Topographic maps
2. Atlases, map projections and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
3. Hydrological systems
4. Coastal environments
5. The oceans
6. Ecosystems and their sustainable conservation
7. Development and sustainability
8. Resource use and management
9. Energy use and management

 

Tests and Forms of Assessment

Programmes of Assessment

  1. TASK
 

1

  1. Presentation
 March

2

Tests (x3)

February to May

3

Practical task 

  1. March

4

Internal June examination

Mid–year

5

Research assignment  

  1. July

6

Tests (x2)

July to September

7

External examination 

  1. November

 

Textbooks

Focus in Geography – Grade 11 (L Dilley; J Earle; G Keats; G Ravenscroft; K Euston-Brown). Maskew Miller Longman, 2006


Grade 12 Information

Curriculum

Focus on local and national scale

1. Using maps and atlases
2. Map projections and Geographic Information Systems
3. Global air circulation
4. Weather patterns in Southern Africa
5. Drainage basins
6. Structural landforms
7. Rural settlement
8. Urban settlement
9. Economic activities in Southern Africa
10. South Africa’s water sources

 

Tests and Forms of Assessment

Programmes of Assessment

  1. TASK
   DATE

1

Practical task

  1. February

2

Tests (x3)

February to May

3

Research assignment

  1. March

4

Internal June examination

Mid–year

5

  1. Project
 July

6

Tests (x2)

July to August

7

External trial examination

  1. September

8

External final examination

October to November

 

External Assessment in Grade 12

Grade 12 learners are expected to write two papers in the final end – of – year external examination. The outline and details for the end – of – year examination are identical to those provided for the trial examinations

Textbooks

Focus in Geography – Grade 12 (L Dilley; J Earle; G Keats; G Ravenscroft; K Euston-Brown). Maskew Miller Longman, 2006

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