Geography

“Geography is about understanding the world’s people, places and environments. It illuminates the past, explains the present and prepares us for the future.” 

Term Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Half Term 1

What skills do I need as a Geographer?

Volcanoes and earthquakes

UK physical landscapes – Coastal landscapes (weathering and erosion)

UK physical landscapes – River landscapes

The Living World – Tropical rainforests and hot deserts

Half Term 2

How is the UK changing?

Urbanisation

Changing Economic World – Development

Natural hazards –

Tectonic hazards and climate change

Resource Management

Half Term 3

Population

Resources

Natural hazards – Weather Hazards

Urban Issues and challenges –  NEE case study Lagos

Resource management – Food, water or energy

Half Term 4

Ecosystems

Africa

UK physical landscapes -Coastal landscapes (deposition and management)

Urban Issues and challenge –  Lagos

Issue Evaluation

Half Term 5

Development and China

Limestone and glaciation

Changing Economic World –  The Development Gap

Urban Issues and challenges –  Liverpool

Revision and exams

Half Term 6

Rivers and The Middle East

Russia

Changing Economic World –  Economic Development in India

Fieldwork

Students to sit exam


Year 7

Half Term 1

What skills do I need as a Geographer?

Half Term 2

How is the UK changing?

Half Term 3

Population

Half Term 4

Ecosystems

Half Term 5

Development and China

Half Term 6

Rivers and The Middle East


Year 8

Half Term 1

Volcanoes and earthquakes

Half Term 2

Urbanisation

Half Term 3

Resources

Half Term 4

Africa

Half Term 5

Limestone and glaciation

Half Term 6

Russia


Year 9

Half Term 1

UK physical landscapes – Coastal landscapes (weathering and erosion)

Half Term 2

Changing Economic World – Development

Half Term 3

Natural hazards – Weather Hazards

Half Term 4

UK physical landscapes -Coastal landscapes (deposition and management)

Half Term 5

Changing Economic World –  The Development Gap

Half Term 6

Changing Economic World –  Economic Development in India


Year 10

Half Term 1

UK physical landscapes – River landscapes

Half Term 2

Natural hazards –

Tectonic hazards and climate change

Half Term 3

Urban Issues and challenges –  NEE case study Lagos

Half Term 4

Urban Issues and challenge –  Lagos

Half Term 5

Urban Issues and challenges –  Liverpool

Half Term 6

Fieldwork


Year 11

Half Term 1

The Living World – Tropical rainforests and hot deserts

Half Term 2

Resource Management

Half Term 3

Resource management – Food, water or energy

Half Term 4

Issue Evaluation

Half Term 5

Revision and exams

Half Term 6

Students to sit exam


Subject Intent:

KS3 provides a broad overview of the subject covering physical, human and environmental aspects of geography enabling students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for KS4 geography and beyond.  This includes focus on people, places, contrasting environments and processes as well as the development of literacy, numeracy, graphical and cartographic skills.

At KS4, students follow the AQA GCSE Geography specification where the knowledge and skills developed at KS3 are embedded and there is a greater focus on applying knowledge to real world and abstract situations.  The course is based arounf units covering Living in the Physical Environment and Challenges in the Human Environment alongside Geographical Applications involving Issue Evaluation and Fieldwork.

Through teacher-led explanations, modelling, enquiry, groupwork and independent activities as well as a range of assessment models, students from year 7-11 develop the knowledge and skills required to be curious and effective geographers. S tudents of all abilities and backgrounds are supported in their engagement and understanding of geography through experiences that bring people, places, environments and processes to life and so they are able to explore different views and opinions and make links to their own lives.  British values are promoted through geographical concepts of development, inequality, the environment and natural hazards as a means of supporting students in understanding their individual responsibility locally, nationally and globally.