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Breda Academy, Belfast
Read and Write is available for pupils to download for free at home and on school computers. Pupils can download the software onto any device.   FREE Read & Write Software Now Available for Breda Academy Students   All Breda Academy pupils are now registered to download and use TextHelp’s ‘Read & Write’ software at home for FREE.   Read & Write is a toolbar available for all pupils to download for FREE at home and to also use on school computers. The toolbar has a number of excellent features to guide pupils’ work, such as: dictionaries and picture dictionaries; text to speech generators; spelling, punctuation and grammar checkers; research highlighters; and a range of other useful features that can be used to form a personalised toolbar that suits your child’s learning needs. This software makes extended pieces of writing more accurate, and makes researching more efficient; this is particularly valuable for pupils studying for GCSE and A Level examinations.   Read & Write can be downloaded on to laptops, PCs and tablets, and on to Windows, Android, iPads, Macs and Chrome Book devices.   Please follow the instructions below to install this FREE software on to your devices:   Using the device you want to download the software on to, open up the webpage Click ‘Try Now’ Select your platform (Android, iPad, Windows, Mac OS etc.) and click install You’ll be directed to the easiest and fastest way to install; follow the instructions The first time the programme runs, you’ll be asked to log in with your email address. Choose ‘Microsoft Account’ and key in your child’s school email address (using the ending Enter your child’s C2K password, and you should be good to go!   Once the software is downloaded, there will be automatic updates when the device is connected to the internet, so you should always have the latest version of Read and Write.   If you are having difficulties downloading the software, or have questions about how to use Read & Write, please go to There are also several YouTube tutorials about how to use the various features of Read & Write
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Subject Overview:

Geography is the study of the earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is an exciting, dynamic subject that brings pupils out of the classroom and into the world around us. This can be done through class work and through field trips. Put simply, Geography is about the world in which we live, understanding what it is, where we live on it and how we impact it.

Key Stage 3 Programmes of Study:

In Key Stage 3 students will study a range of different Physical and Human Geography subjects.

Year 8:

  • What is Geography
  • Belfast- My city, my home
  • Northern Ireland and British Isles
  • The rocks beneath our feet
  • Map skills

Year 9:

  • The world map
  • Weather and Climate
  • Development (including: Kenya LEDC case study and Japan MEDC case study)
  • Weathering and Coasts

Year 10:

  • Tourism
  • Italy
  • Ecosystems
  • Rainforests
  • Deserts
  • Population and Migration

Key Stage 4 Qualification Courses and Programmes of Study:

In Key Stage 4 throughout years 11 and 12, students will study GCSE Geography in line with the CCEA syllabus. The current GCSE specification was first taught in 2017, it is an exciting syllabus that offers a range of topic areas.

Pupils will sit 3 exams for Geography

Unit 1: Understanding our Natural world (40% of overall grade)

Theme A: Rover Environments

Theme B: Coastal Environments

Theme C: Our Changing Weather and Climate

Theme D: The Restless Earth

Unit 2: Living in our world (40% of overall grade)

Theme A: Population and Migration

Theme B: Changing Urban Areas

Theme C: Contrasts in World Development

Theme D: Managing Our Environment

Unit 3: Field work (20% of overall grade)

Students will collect data and information on a field trip, that they will then bring in to use in the examination

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