Geography KS3 Curriculum

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Welcome to Year 7 Geography!

Throughout Year 7 students will be focusing on developing their geographical skills from primary school. All students will complete a baseline assessment at the beginning of the year and will then study the topics below.

What new skills will I be learning?

  • An understanding of the dynamic relationships between the human and physical world
  • The ability to ask questions and think critically about geographical issues
  • Identifying causes and effects of geographical hazards and events
  • The development of map skills, including grid references, scale, distance and direction
  • The ability to describe, explain, compare, analyse and evaluate patterns and distributions using a variety of sources
  • The development of Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills which will enable students to be independent enquiries, think creatively, self-manage, reflect and participate in classroom activities.
  • The development of students’ Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education through a variety of topics.

In Year 7, you will study…

Unit 1: Making Connections

Students will be developing their maps skills throughout this unit as well as looking at their local, national and global connections.

 

Unit 2: Crime

A chance for students to discuss the links between geography and crime, map crime across the UK and suggest reasons for crime patterns. Students will also take part in onsite fieldwork but completing a crime investigation around the school building.

 

Unit 3: Eco-Warriors

With global warming and climate change all over the news this unit is designed to educate students on ways they can be more environmentally friendly. Students will look at issues including the greenhouse effect, food miles and deforestation.

 

Unit 4: Coasts

Students will learn about erosion and deposition processes as well as different coastal management strategies.

 

Unit 5: The Gambia Project

A 3 week unit which takes place across all subjects. Students will be using maps to locate The Gambia as well as learning about the physical and human features of the country.

 

Unit 6: Impossible Places

To finish the year off students will be looking at places around the world where we wouldn’t expect people to settle so easily. This unit runs across KS3 and will look at places such as Las Vegas and desert environments, the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil and Russia.

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 8 Geography!

In Year 8 Geography students will study a variety of topics to excite and engage them. All lessons will look at developing their geographical skills further as well as promoting teamwork, creativity and reflectiveness.

What new skills will I be learning?

  • An understanding of the dynamic relationships between the human and physical world
  • The ability to ask questions and think critically about geographical issues
  • Identifying causes and effects of geographical hazards and events
  • The development of map skills, including grid references, scale, distance and direction
  • The ability to describe, explain, compare, analyse and evaluate patterns and distributions using a variety of sources
  • The development of Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills which will enable students to be independent enquiries, think creatively, self-manage, reflect and participate in classroom activities.
  • The development of students’ Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education through a variety of topics.

In Year 8, you will study…

Unit 1: China

A country study looking at the location of China, the impact of the One Child Policy and the effect of China’s growing economy.

 

Unit 2: Weather and Weather Hazards

Students will be learning about different aspects of weather and factors that affect temperature and rainfall. Students will also discover the cause and effects of hurricanes.

 

Unit 3: People people everywhere!

This unit looks at changing populations around the world and the push/pull factors which result in migration. The impact of migration will also be explored by looking at the growth of slums in developing countries.

 

Unit 4: Rivers and Flooding

A unit looking at the water cycle, river processes and the impacts of flooding on people and the environment.

 

Unit 5: May the resource be with you!

A unit looking at different types of energy sources and ways that we can become more energy efficient.

 

Unit 6: Impossible Places

To finish the year off students will be looking at places around the world where we wouldn’t expect people to settle so easily. This unit runs across KS3 and will look at places such as Las Vegas and desert environments, the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil and Russia.