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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

 

Term
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2

Year 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map Skills

interpret OS maps in the classroom and the field, including using grid references.

 

 

 

Settlements with a focus on Manchester. A study of Europe including its physical and human features.

Global fashion focussing on economic development.

World populations and urbanisation.

Weather and climate.

Extreme climates and weather events.

Carrying out an environmental survey.

Fair Trade focussing on chocolate.

Plate Tectonics focussing on Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

Year 8

 

 

 

 

Rivers, Flooding and Coasts. Focussing on erosion and depositional processes and features.

National Parks with a focus on the Lake District. Glaciation with a focus on Antarctica.

 

 

 

 

The challenges of resource management.

 

 

Climate Change

Ecosystems Brazil and Tropical Rainforests

 

Development and the economic world.

 

The World study

Geographical similarities, differences and links between places through the study of human and physical geography.

Geographical similarities, differences through the study of human and physical geography of an area in Africa.

 

Key Stage Four

 

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.

 

Term
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2

 

Physical Landscapes UK

Changing Urban Environments HICs

Changing Urban Environments LICs

Resource Management Global

Resource Management Water

Fieldwork Paper 3

 

Changing Economic World - Development

Changing Economic World Contrastic Case Studies

Natural Hazards

The Living World - Ecosystems

The Living World - Cold Environments

Fieldwork Paper 3

 

Changing Economic World

Natural Hazards

Revision

Field Work

Issues Evaluation

 

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 fieldwork which is worth 30% of their final grade on their paper 3 Geography exam.

 

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