Geography

Geography – D and C

Academic Department Details

Department:Department of Geography

Subject:Geography

Course Content

D Form

  • Measurements: Elements of Weather and Climate
  • Astronomical Geography
  • Geography of the Earth
  • Geography of North America
  • North America: Case Studies
  • Geography of South America
  • South America: Case Studies
  • Geography of Antarctica
  • Antarctica: Case Studies
  • Environmental Geography

C Form

  • Measurement of Temperature and Rainfall
  • Solar System
  • Weather and Climate
  • The Atmosphere: Pressure, Winds Moisture and Temperature
  • Pollution
  • Europe: Physical Geography and Resources and Their Utilisation
  • Asia: Physical Geography and Resources and Their Utilisation
  • India: Location and Physical Features
  • India: Climate, Flora and Fauna
  • Wheat Cultivation in Punjab
  • Plantations in Kerala
  • Textile Industry in Mumbai
  • Bengalauru: India’s Silicon Valley

Learning Objectives

  • To create awareness of the various aspects of geography and their relations to the development of societies
  • To provide training in understanding and reading maps and doing map work
  • To inculcate among students a deeper appreciation of the inter-relationship between man and his environment at a personal as well as at a global level
  • To inculcate an interest in the subject

Skills Acquired by Students

  • Understanding of the nature of the subject
  • Ability to recall information and facts and present them in a coherent manner
  • Apply the learning to similar situations outside the curriculum taught
  • Analyze and interpret data to come to viable conclusions

General Comments

This curriculum is designed to lead the students to explore the physical as well as human aspects of our environment. It is interactive in approach and engages the student in participating as engaged learners who will thus develop an interest in the subject. The topics begin with focus questions, and in the course of the lessons, students are familiarized with key terms and facts. There are topic-related activities that focus on particular geographical features of a region, familiar to individual students, and encourage them to link these to similar features in other regions of the world. Extensive use of maps, photographs and infographs is designed to catch and hold the students’ interest and help them develop a clear understanding of the concepts and themes specific to the subject.

Geography – B and A

Academic Department Details

Department:Department of Geography

Subject:Geography

Curriculum::ICSE

Course Content

B Form

  • Our World
  • Structure of the Earth and Internal Processes
  • Weathering
  • Hydrosphere
  • Atmosphere
  • Pollution
  • Natural Regions of the World
  • Map Work

A Form

  • Map Work
  • Interpretation of Topo Maps
  • Map of India
  • Geography of India
  • Location, Extent and Physical Features
  • The Climate of India
  • Transport in India
  • Soils in India
  • Natural Vegetation of India
  • Water Resources
  • Minerals in India
  • Agriculture in India
  • Industries in India
  • Need for and Trend of Industrialization in India

Learning Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of terms, concepts and principles related to Geography
  • To understand the patterns and processes that affect human response to the natural environment
  • To understand the use of natural resources and development of regions by mankind
  • To acquire practical skills related to the meaning and use of maps and their use in the study of geography

Skills Acquired by Students

  • Ability to connect with the immediate environment
  • Data interpretation skill
  • Map reading skill
  • Understanding of our planet and the natural phenomena that impact it

General Comments

The Geography curriculum intends to impart the very essential skills of map reading, map interpretation, relating data to real life situations and, of course, to have an indepth understanding of the various aspects of the developments within a region in the context of the geographical and climatic conditions of the area under study. This subject explores the impact of human activities on various natural phenomena, which in turn, affect the climatic and geographic conditions of the region.

Geography (ISC) – S and SC

Academic Department Details

Department:Department of Geography

Subject:Geography

Curriculum::ISC

Course Content

S Form

Theory

  • Geography – Its Interdisciplinary Approach and Future Prospects
  • Earth’s Interior
  • Changing Face of the Earth
  • Atmosphere
  • The Realms of Water
  • Biosphere – Life on the Earth
  • World Climatic types

Paper II: Practical Work and Project Work (30 Marks)

Candidates will be required to undertake the following Practical work and Project work:

  • Practical Work
  • Any three of the following four topics to be undertaken.
    • Surveying
    • Statistical
    • Map projections
    • Aerial photographs
  • Project Work (Assignment)
  • Fieldwork to understand any physical phenomena in the local or selected area to illustrate the physical processes (Only one topic as an assignment of not more than 10-12 pages of written text excluding pages for pictures and maps).

SC Form

Scope of Map Work

  • Locational Setting of India
  • Mountains
  • Plains
  • Plateaus
  • Lakes
  • Water Bodies
  • Passes
  • Rivers

Theory

  • Climate of India
  • Natural Vegetation
  • Population
  • Resources of India
  • Agriculture
  • Minerals
  • Power resources
  • Nuclear Power

Learning Objectives

  • To enable candidates to acquire knowledge (information) and to develop an understanding of facts, terms, symbols concepts, principles, generalizations, hypotheses, problems, trends, processes and methods of Geography at the national and global level
  • To apply the knowledge of the principles of Physical Geography in explaining the causes and consequences of natural hazards and suggest ways of coping with them through sustainable development
  • To develop skills of drawing maps, surveying, and drawing statistical diagrams and thematic maps
  • To develop an interest in Geography

Skills Acquired by Students

  • Map Reading
  • Knowledge about our planet, its systems and phenomena impacting it
  • Analyzing and interpreting geographical data

General Comments

The Geography curriculum intends to impart the very essential skills of map reading, map interpretation, relating data to real-life situations and, of course, to have an indepth understanding of the various aspects of the developments within a region in the context of the geographical and climatic conditions of the area under study. This subject explores the impact of human activities on various natural phenomena, which in turn, affect the climatic and geographic conditions of the region.

There will be two papers in the subject. Paper I: Theory (70 Marks) This paper is of three hours duration and divided into two parts – Part I (30 marks) will be compulsory and will consist of Section A and Section B. Section A will include compulsory short answer questions testing knowledge, application and skills related to elementary/fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus. Section B will consist of one question on map work. Part II (40 marks) will consist of seven questions. Candidates will be required to answer four out of seven questions. Each question in this part shall carry 10 marks.

Geography (IB) – S and SC

Academic Department Details

Department:Department of Geography

Subject:Geography

Curriculum:IB

Course Content

Part 1: Core theme—Patterns and change (SL/HL)

There are four compulsory topics in this core theme.

  • Populations in transition
  • Disparities in wealth and development
  • Patterns in environmental quality and sustainability
  • Patterns in resource consumption

Part 2: Optional themes (SL/HL)

  • There are seven optional themes. Two optional themes are required at SL.
  • Freshwater—issues and conflicts
  • Oceans and their coastal margins
  • Extreme environments
  • Hazards and disasters—risk assessment and response
  • Leisure, sport and tourism
  • The geography of food and health
  • Urban environments

Part 3: HL extension—Global interactions (HL only)

  • There are seven compulsory topics in the HL extension
  • Measuring global interactions
  • Changing space—the shrinking world
  • Economic interactions and flows
  • Environmental change
  • Socio-cultural exchanges
  • Political outcomes
  • Global interactions at the local level

Fieldwork (SL/HL)

Fieldwork, leading to one written report based on a fieldwork question, information collection and analysis with evaluation.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the interrelationships between people, places, spaces and the environment
  • Develop a concern for human welfare and the quality of the environment, and an understanding of the need for planning and sustainable management
  • Appreciate the relevance of geography in analysing contemporary issues and challenges, and develop a global perspective of diversity and change.

Skills Acquired by Students

  • Ability to recall relevant data, facts and information
  • Understanding of the core themes in the curriculum
  • Understanding of the natural phenomena impacting our planet
  • Select, use and apply a variety of appropriate skills and techniques for enhanced learning of the subject

General Comments

The syllabus is designed to allow sufficient time for in-depth analysis, evaluation and consolidation of learning.

The methods chosen for delivering the course are based on what is most relevant to the students’ Interests. The overall aim of the course is to give students a deeper understanding of the nature and scope of geography. The different parts of the course complement each other and the geographic skills are integrated throughout the course.

The syllabus has three parts, the core theme, optional themes and the HL extension. The order of the content is not an indication of how the core theme, the optional themes and the HL extension are to be delivered. Since many topics and sub-topics are interrelated, teachers adopt a holistic approach to teaching. For example, a single case study may serve to cover several sub-topics. Only topics listed in these columns will be selected for assessment in the examination papers, although references from the introductory sections of the core theme, the optional themes and the HL extension may occasionally be used to set the context for examination questions. This curriculum is delivered over two years – Year 11 and 12 and the examination assesses the students based on their knowledge of the two years curriculum.