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Geography

Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.  As Geographers, students will learn about earthquakes and volcanoes, rivers, the global fashion industry and weather amongst others.  Many different locations will be studied, for example Brazil, Kenya, Antarctica and several locations in Europe, with field trips to consolidate the learning taking place within the classroom.

 

Geography uses many different skills and students will be encouraged to be active participants in each lesson learning skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and decision-making to more practical skills of map reading and grid references.

Key Stage Three

Theme

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

 

 

 

Assessment

Where are we/ map skills

Modeling the World

The Local area

 

 

Harry Potter Map Skills

Global fashion

 

Why is Rosa doing Annie’s job?

Weather and climate

Weather and Climate Test

Extreme Weather

 

Group weather presenting

The European Union

 

Presentation on a Country Focus

Year 8

 

 

 

Assessment

Rivers and flooding

Video report Boscastle flood

Coasts

 

Newspaper report- Coastal erosion

National Parks UK and

Antarctica

Antarctica Campaign

 

Kenya

 

ICT comparison of two National Parks

Kenya- people

 

Improving a shanty town

Year 9

 

 

 

Assessment

 

The Geography of Chocolate- Fair Trade

Chocolate Trade Game

World Mapping

Africa, Russia, Asia, and the Middle East.

Detailed study of an area in Asia

World Biomes

Tropical Rainforests

 

Examination Paper

Brazil/

Development

 

The Paper Bag Game

Earthquakes

 

 

Newspaper report on the San Francisco Earthquake

Earthquakes

 

 

Japan Decision Making Exercise.

 

Key Stage Four

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Tourism

Rural Environments

The Restless Earth

Water on the land

Course work

Course work

Year 11

Water on the land

Ice on the land

Urban Environments

Map Skills

Revision

Examination

 

Throughout Key Stage Four there are assessments at the end of each topic using GCSE examination questions to prepare students fully for their GCSE Examination.

 

Field Study

Within Geography there are trips available for all year groups, previous trips have included a visit to Castleton National Park, Cadbury’s World to look at fair trade, a three day residential to Wales Field Study Centre for GCSE students to complete their course work which is worth 25% of their final grade.

Click Latest News to see the pictures from our Geography trip to Cadbury's World.