Geography

Staff

Subject Head
Mr Marc Brown, BA Ed HMS (UPE) 
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Teachers

Mr. J van Niekerk, BA MCC, PGCE (NMMU)                                          

Mr G Everts B.Comm.Ed (UPE)                                                                                   

Mr D J McLaggan BA Ed (Unisa) 

Mr R Laurie, BA HMS, PGCE (NMMU), B Ed 

Mr C Dolley, BTech Tourism (NMMU), PGCE (NMMU)

Mrs S du Plessis HDE, FDE (Edgewood, Teachers College Pretoria) DU 

 

General Policy

Grade 8 & 9:

With the study of Geography in grades 8 and 9 at Grey High School we endeavour to promote:

  • Enquiry skills to investigate key concepts and processes in Geography;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the interrelationships between people, resources and the environment; and
  • Critical analysis of development issues on a local, national and global scale.

 

In Social Sciences - Geography, learners will explore:

  • Social inequality and forms of exploitation with regard to land and environmental issues;
  • The decreasing availability of resources;
  • The deteriorating quality of the environment; and
  • Strategies for change.

 

Grade 10 to 12

With the study of Geography in grades 10 to 12 at Grey High School we endeavour to:

  • Expand on the foundations developed in the General Education and Training band in the Social Sciences Learning Area with the emphasis on people- environment relationships over space and time;
  • Build on the foundations laid in the study of physical processes partly dealt with in Natural Sciences in the GET band;
  • Develop a greater capacity for abstract thinking by the application of concepts to a range of complex challenges and;
  • Develop a more advanced level of formal assessments; practical work and field work in line with the assessment standards criteria as per outlined in the National Curriculum Statement.

 

Introduction to the Geography

Social Sciences - Geography for Grades 8 & 9

Definition

The Social Science Learning Area studies relationships between people and between people and the environment. These relationships vary over space and time. They are also influenced by social, political, economic and environmental contexts, and by people’s values, attitudes and beliefs.
The concepts, skills and processes of Geography form key elements of the Social Sciences Learning Area in the school curriculum.

Purpose

A study of Geography in grades 8 and 9 enables learners progressively to develop:

  • A knowledge and understanding of the place in which they live, of other people and places, the significance of location and how people and places interrelate and communicate;
  • An understanding of the ways in which people and the environment interact in response to physical and human processes;
  • An awareness of spatial relationships and an understanding of the changing world in a balanced, critical and empathetic way;
  • An informed concern for the world around us and an ability and willingness to participate in actions for a sustainable environment; and
  • Attitudes, values and actions in a world of constant social, economic, political and environmental change.

 

Geography Grade 10 to 12

Definition

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

The study of Geography at Grey High School aims to:

  - Enable learners to explain processes and spatial patterns;
- Make well-informed judgments about changing environments and contexts;
- Think more critically and creatively about what it means to live sustainability;
- Recognize how values and attitudes influence and effect the environment;
- Apply a range of geographic skills and techniques to issues and challenges in a rapidly changing world.

 

Subject Frameworks

Grade 8               

Maps and Globes
Climate Regions
Settlement
Transport and Trade

 

Grade 9                               

Mapskills
Development issues
Surface forces that shape the earth
Resource use and sustainability

Grade 10              CAPS (Focus on local and global scale)

 Geographical Skills and Techniques
The Atmosphere
Geomorphology
Population Geography
Water resources

Grade 11              CAPS (focus on local and continental scale)

Geographical Skills and Techniques
The Atmosphere
Geomorphology
Development Geography
Resources and Sustainability

Grade 12              CAPS (focus on local and national scale)

Geographical Skills and Techniques
Climate and weather
Geomorphology
Rural and urban settlement
Economic geography of South Africa

 

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