Level 3 Geography
S2 Geography At Lasswade High School
Level 3 Course Unit 1 – Let’s Visit Scotland Scotland is our nation. In this unit students will find out about its physical and human landscape and how it is formed. In the last section, “Shop Till You Drop” students look at the shopping revolution in Scotland
Unit 2 – Our Endangered Planet Our Endangered Planet looks at some of the important environmental issues facing our planet today – reducing waste, conserving energy, global warming, wildlife under threat, and the future of the worlds “Last wilderness” – Antarctica.
Unit 3 – Kenya – a Land of Contrast Kenya is an example of a developing country. Students look at life in rural areas and compare this with life in cities like Nairobi. We find out what is meant by ecotourism and how this can help countries like Kenya.
Unit 4 – Wind and Water This is an issues based unit where students are required to evaluate evidence and form their own opinions. Students study types of renewable energy and examine, in particular, the advantages of wind farms. They also look at the problem of the worldwide shortage of water and find out about the work of Water Aid in Developing Countries.
Assessment Each unit will be assessed by a variety of techniques. •
Peer Assessment – Students are expected to mark each other’s work following a given set of success criteria.
Self Assessment – Students are expected to assess their own work and decide on their next steps.
Homework Exercises – Students are expected to complete at least two pieces of homework per unit. The teacher will comment on their strengths and suggest areas for improvement.
Incomplete classwork should be finished at home.
Group Tasks and individual presentations/talks will also be assessed based on how well students have fulfilled the specified success criteria.
Jotterwork will be assessed using the following: Very good Satisfactory Good Poor A detailed checklist is used by staff when allocating these comments. Advice will be given to students on next steps.
Summative Assessment – There will be a formal assessment at the end of most units to confirm a student’s level of achievement.
At the end of each unit students will complete a self evaluation to work out next steps for progress in the following unit.
Homework Policy • • • • •
Students are given one week to complete homework. Homework must be handed in on time. Students who do not complete homework on time must hand it in the following morning before registration. Failure to hand in homework results in a letter being sent to parents/carers. Repeated non-completion of homework results in a letter home and a referral to Senior Management.
WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM YOU??
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You must be prepared for class with the following items:o Geography folder o Pencil o Pen o Coloured pencils o Ruler Work hard and remain focused in class. Do not distract others. Hand in homework on time. Be polite and respectful to others.
Homework Club Having trouble with homework? Do you need somewhere quiet to work? Then come along to the “Geogers” homework club in Room 118 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes.
Don’t be shy – Come and try!!