Geography KS3

Year 7

Autumn Half Term 1Discovering the British IslesInitial Assessment

  • Map work
  • Settlement
Autumn Half Term 2
  • Weather
  • Agriculture

Assessment

How does East Anglia compare to the rest of Britain?

Spring Half Term 1Discovering Planet Earth
  • Continents and oceans
  • Plate Tectonics
Spring Half Term 2
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Assessment

Montserrat evacuation leaflet

Summer Half Term 1Exploiting Planet Earth
  • Resources
  • Energy
Summer Half Term 2The Geography of Chewing Gum
  • Industrial Activity
  • Globalisation
  • Environmental issues

Assessment

Local Investigation: The problem of chewing gum

Year 8

Autumn Half Term 1Discovering the Movements of Goods and PeopleInitial Assessment

  • Tourism
Autumn Half Term 2
  • Ethical shopping
  • The geography of Football/Fashion

Assessment

Globalisation test

Spring Half Term 1Discovering Ecosystems
  • Tropical Rainforests
  • Global warming
Spring Half Term 2
  • Antarctica

Assessment

Preparing for Exploration

Summer Half Term 1Discovering Europe
  • Physical Europe
  • The European Union
Summer Half Term 2Discovering Shrinking Britain
  • Coasts

Assessment

Coasts newspaper and news report, Dunwich

Year 9

Autumn Half Term 1Discovering the Indian SubcontinentInitial Assessment

  • Development
  • Population
Autumn Half Term 2
  • Managing Populations
  • Migration
  • Megacities

Assessment

Case Study of Mumbai, India

Spring Half Term 1Discovering the Development GapLDC project BRICs/ RDCs/

MEDC project

Controlled assessment

“Measuring the gap”

Spring Half Term 2The Geography of Conflict
Summer Half Term 1Water on the Land (Rivers)
Summer Half Term 2Are Music Festivals Sustainable?

 

Year 7: Discovering Planet Earth

Year 7 will Discover Planet Earth this term, understanding the world’s distribution of continents and oceans before investigating the Earth beneath us including plate tectonics, continental drift and the causes of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes. Your progress will be monitored throughout and at the end of the unit with a case study based assessment.

 

Year 8: Discovering Vital Ecosystems

Year 8 will be discovering the world’s ecosystems with particular emphasis on Tropical Rainforests. As well as understanding the climate, geographical location and structure, you will investigate the complex systems and cycles that occur in these unique habitats and why they are so essential to life on Earth.

 

Year 9: Discovering the Development Gap

Year 9 take a look in detail at the differences between the richest and poorest parts of the world. The unit will begin with an individual project on a less developed country of choice, moving on to analyse the social, environmental and economic differences with the more developed world. Particular emphasis is placed on development as an active process in the world today, taking a look at recently developed and industrialised counties.