Geography

Year 7 

Autumn Term:

Pupils will study the module Maps Skills. Within this module pupils will learn the skills of using maps and grid references.

Spring Term:  

Pupils will study Ordinance Survey maps, GPS and Google Earth exploration . Pupils will learn how to use technology in a range of formats to navigate and investigate local and global environments Pupils will also gain further knowledge of countries, continents and oceans through our ’80 days around the world’ topic!.

Summer Term:

Pupils will study topics that develop analytic skills through two topics; ‘Countries in the News’ and ‘Population’ 

 

Year 8

Autumn Term 

Pupils study two topics;

Weather:

Within this module pupils will learn about the processes involved in weather formation, impacts and features of a range of weather forms.  

Landscapes:

Within this module pupils learn how to identify different types of landscapes and landscape features. With this pupils will gain knowledge and understanding of weathering, erosion, climate, life of a river etc. 

 

Spring Term

Pupils study two topics;

Rivers:

Pupils will learn about river processes and formations including waterfalls, gorges and deltas. 

 

Ecosystems:

Through both classroom and outside fieldwork. Pupils will also study tropical rain-forests and be able to identify and describe wildlife and how the rain-forest is changing.

 

Summer Term

Pupils will learn about two connecting topics;

Climate Change

Pupils will encounter theories and records that highlight the importance of recognising climate change

Extreme Environments

Pupils will investigate a range of extreme environments and consider how people live and survive in the most dangerous places on Earth. 

 

 

Year 9 GCSE

Pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE Foundation examination 2016-2019

Section A: The evolving physical landscape

Section B: The evolving human landscape

Section C: Geographical investigations

2016-17 (Year one of three)

 

Autumn Term:

Topic 1- The Dynamic Planet

An understanding of the global circulation of the atmosphere and changing climate.

The formation and impacts of extreme weather hazards (tropical cyclones) and tectonic hazards, and the impact on both of developed and developing countries through located example.

 

Spring Term:

Topic 4:

The UK’s evolving physical landscape – including sub-topics 4A: Coastal change and conflict and 4B: River processes and pressures.

 

Summer Term:

Topic 8:

Global inequality: Social and economic inequality in developed and developing worlds       

Sustainable Cities: Case Studies: Philippines : Megacity