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Geography (Key Stage 3)

 

Year 7

What will pupils study this year?

 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Enquiry 1: How do Rivers and Coasts Shape the Land?

 Aims: to develop knowledge and understanding of key physical processes that shape the landscape the UK. To develop the use of key geographical skills as a way of better understanding these processes.

 Pupils will study; coastal erosion, coastal land forms, coastal management strategies, long and cross profile of a river channel, drainage basin characteristics, river land forms, river flooding, flood management.

 Spring Term

 Enquiry 2: What is Development?

 Aims: to develop knowledge and understanding of key human geography relating to the wealth of nations.

 Pupils will study; HICs, LICs and NEEs, measuring development, changes over time, the development gap, poverty, gender equality, aid, sustainable development goals.

 Summer Term

 Enquiry 3: Why is Geography in the News Everyday?

 Aims: to develop a contextual and synoptic knowledge of geography. To develop our understanding of geography as a relevant topic in 21st century Britain.

 Pupils will study; ta variety of geographical news item making headlines at the time the unit is taught, for example – any natural hazards that occur, issues relating to migration, Brexit and/or any other relevant examples.

 Additionally, students will complete a piece of in-school fieldwork in order to practise key geographical skills they may later need at GCSE.

 

Year 8

What will pupils study this year?

 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Enquiry 1: How are Hazards a Threat to People Everywhere?

 Aims: to develop a knowledge and understanding of key physical processes related to tectonic hazards. To consider how the physical and human interact to create hazard risk and how this can be reduced.

 Pupils will study; tectonic plates, plate boundaries, earthquake magnitude, two examples of earthquakes from around the world, types of volcano, why people live near volcanoes, how we can better prepare for hazards and reduce the risk.

 Spring Term

 Enquiry 2: How has Asia Been Transformed?

 Aims: To develop deep knowledge and understanding of Earth’s most exciting continent. To study a wide range of physical and human themes within the overall context of Asia.

 Pupils will study; the human and physical geography of Asia, India’s monsoon, flooding in Asia, the mountain biome, the population dynamics of Asia, urbanisation in India, the rise of China, Asia within the global economy.

 Summer Term

 Enquiry 3: How does Weather and Climate Affect our Lives?

 Aims: to develop knowledge and understanding of key processes relating to weather and climate. To consider the human and natural causes of climate change and its effects.

 Pupils will study; measuring weather, weather forecasting, clouds and rain, air pressure, depressions, UK climate, global climate, causes of climate change, effects of climate change.