Geography

Year 7

Units Taught:

  • Population
  • Settlement
  • Rivers
  • Brazil
  • Tourism

 

Main Skills Developed

In Year 7, students will build on their geographical understanding developed at Key Stage 2. Through the topics studied students will investigate different themes of physical and human geography. They will be able to make connections between what they study considering how both their local area and places further away change over time.

Students will learn how to use Ordnance Survey maps and develop their use of key geographical skills including 4 and 6 figure grid references, describing direction, interpreting the relief of different landscapes, and measuring distances. They will also develop skills to analyse graphs and maps to reach conclusions. 

 

How can parents help to support learning? 

Support with homework tasks, ensuring that key terminology and themes are understood. Encourage an interest in geography-related issues in the news, on a journey or a visit to a new place. Take an active interest in the topics being studied through discussion at home.

 

Useful Websites 

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zrw76sg

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

  

SMSC & British Values

 Students acquire a broad general knowledge of different places on a local, national and international scale. They will consider the impact people have on where they live and how they can change this over time. Additionally, they will consider the impact of natural processes such as flooding and human impacts such as deforestation has on our planet.

Students are encouraged to express their views on key geographical issues. Students are also encouraged to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively, for example providing positive feedback to one another during peer assessment tasks. 

Geography also helps pupils to understand society better e.g. Low Income Countries (LIC’s) and High Income Countries (HIC’s). Students appreciate that the world is a diverse place and that natural hazards can having very different impacts in countries of contrasting wealth and development. There are many learning opportunities available to investigate these themes during the topics on poverty

and population. 

We aim to promote tolerance and partnership, within local and wider communities and encourage students to express their views on key geographical issues.

 

Year 8 

Units taught:

  • Extreme Earth – Tectonic and Weather Hazards
  • Coastal Environments
  • Global Issues
  • Africa

 

Main Skills Developed 

In Year 8 students will build on their geographical understanding developed in year 7. Through the topics studied students will investigate different themes of physical and human geography. They will be able to make connections between what they study considering how past geographical changes impact us today and how our actions today will impact others in the future. Additionally, students will consider differing levels of development and that Africa is a continent made up of 54 countries 

Students will further improve their emerging use of geography skills including map skills, analysis of graphs and maps to reach conclusions.

 

How can parents help to support learning? 

Support with homework tasks, ensuring that key terminology and themes are understood. Encourage an interest in geography-related issues in the news, on a journey or a visit to a new place. Take an active interest in the topics being studied through discussion at home.

   

Useful Websites 

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zrw76sg

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

  

SMSC & British Values

Students acquire a broad general knowledge of different places on a local, national and international scale. They will consider the impact natural processes such as climate change flooding and differing levels of development has on the world around them. 

Students are encouraged to express their views on key geographical issues. Students are also encouraged to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively, for example providing positive feedback to one another during peer assessment tasks. 

Geography also helps pupils to understand society better e.g. Low Income Countries (LIC’s) and High Income Countries (HIC’s). Students appreciate that the world is a diverse place and that natural hazards can having very different impacts in countries of contrasting wealth and development. There are many learning opportunities available to investigate these themes during the topics on uneven development and population.

We aim to promote tolerance and partnership, within local and wider communities and encourage students to express their views on key geographical issues.

 

Year 9

 Units Taught:

  • Urban Environments
  • Ecosystems and Tropical Rainforests
  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Resource Management

 

Main Skills Developed 

In year 9, students will expand their understanding built from year 7 and 8, learning about both familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Initially they will study the impact of tectonic hazards and how these can be managed. Investigate urban development and changes in Rio de Janeiro. Study the formation of a tropical rainforest ecosystem with a focus on the Amazon Rainforest. Finally, evaluating the impact, we have on the key resources of food, water, and energy. Through these units’ students will gain an understanding of the interconnections between environmental and human geography. 

Students will develop and demonstrate a range of geographical skills, including cartographic, graphical, numerical and statistical skills, throughout their study. Students will have many opportunities to make use of Ordnance Survey (OS) maps and other map extracts. 

Students also develop their investigative, research and enquiry skills. With an ability to think, write and act as a geographer.

  

How can parents help to support learning?

 Support with homework tasks, ensuring that key terminology and themes are understood. Encourage an interest in geography-related issues in the news, on a journey or a visit to a new place. Take an active interest in the topics being studied through discussion at home, supporting with revision and recap.

  

Useful Websites 

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

 

SMSC & British Values 

We encourage all students to show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and appreciate the viewpoints of others. 

Students acquire a broad general knowledge of different places on a local, national and international scale. 

Geography also helps pupils to understand society better e.g. Low Income Countries (LIC’s) and High Income Countries (HIC’s). Students appreciate that the world is a diverse place and that natural hazards can having very different impacts in countries of contrasting wealth and development. We

aim to promote tolerance and partnership, within local and wider communities and encourage students to express their views on key geographical issues.

These values are also encouraged and rewarded in our day-to-day teaching, showing that tolerance,

mutual respect, teamwork and resilience are valued as we aim to build students’ self-esteem. 

This includes, for example, respecting each other and following the rules as well as adhering to the spirit of fair play when taking part in various classroom activities.

 

Year 10 

Units Taught:

Cold Environments Economic Development Coastal Environments River Environments Fieldwork Skills

Main Skills Developed

In year 10, students will contrast and interlink learning for year 9. Initially considing how ecosystems develop in a cold environment and how fragile they are to human impacts. They will consider the impacts of varying levels of development and how this gap can be reduced. Evaluate the impact of marine and fluvial processes on our Earth, exploring these first hard with a fieldwork visit to Hornsea. Through these units’ students will gain an understanding of the interconnections between physical and human geography. 

Students will develop and demonstrate a range of geographical skills, including cartographic, graphical, numerical, and statistical skills, throughout their study. Students will have many opportunities to make use of Ordnance Survey (OS) maps and other map extracts.

Students also develop their investigative, research and enquiry skills. With an ability to think, write and act as a geographer.

 How can parents help to support learning?

 

Support with homework tasks, ensuring that key terminology and themes are understood. Encourage an interest in geography-related issues in the news, on a journey or a visit to a new place. Take an active interest in the topics being studied through discussion at home, supporting with revision and recap.

 

Useful Websites

 

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

 

SMSC & British Values

 

We encourage all students to show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and appreciate the viewpoints of others.

 

Students acquire a broad general knowledge of different places on a local, national and international scale. 

Geography also helps pupils to understand society better e.g. Low Income Countries (LIC’s) and Higher Income Countries (HIC’s). Students appreciate that the world is a diverse place and impacts of countries with contrasting wealth and development. We aim to promote tolerance and partnership, within local and wider communities and encourage students to express their views on key geographical issues.

These values are also encouraged and rewarded in our day-to-day teaching, showing that tolerance,

mutual respect, teamwork and resilience are valued as we aim to build students’ self-esteem.

 

This includes, for example, respecting each other and following the rules as well as adhering to the spirit of fair play when taking part in various classroom activities.

 

Year 11

Units Taught:

Urban Environments Climatic Hazards Geographical Skills Examination preparation

 

 Main Skills Developed

 In year 11, students will complete the final units towards their examination. They will create synoptic links from what they have studied in previous years. Drawing on this to understand the formation and nature of tropical storms, the contrasts of urban settlements and enhance their geographical skills through analysis of a pre-release documents. Through these units’ students will gain an understanding of the interconnections between physical, environmental, and human geography.

 Students will consolidate a range of geographical skills, including cartographic, graphical, numerical, and statistical skills. Students will have opportunities to make use of Ordnance Survey (OS) maps and other map extracts.

Students also develop their investigative, research and enquiry skills. With an ability to think, write and act as a geographer.

 

How can parents help to support learning?

 Support with homework tasks, ensuring that key terminology and themes are understood. Encourage an interest in geography-related issues in the news, on a journey or a visit to a new place. Take an active interest in the topics being studied through discussion at home, supporting with revision and recap.

 

Useful Websites

 http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

 

SMSC & British Values

 We encourage all students to show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and appreciate the viewpoints of others.

 

Students acquire a broad general knowledge of different places on a local, national and international scale. 

Geography also helps pupils to understand society better e.g. Low Income Countries (LIC’s) and High Income Countries (HIC’s). Appreciating diversity encourages positive relationships and shared values. It promotes tolerance and partnership, within local and wider communities and encourages students to express their views on key geographical issues.

These values are also encouraged and rewarded in our day-to-day teaching, showing that tolerance,

mutual respect, teamwork and resilience are valued as we aim to build students’ self-esteem. 

This includes, for example, respecting each other and following the rules as well as adhering to the spirit of fair play when taking part in various classroom activities.

 

Year 12

Units Taught:

  • Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Contemporary Urban Environments
  • Coastal Environments
  • Globalisation

 

Main Skills Developed

In year 12, students build and extend their understanding learnt from GCSE. In doing this they explore how water and carbon moves around the earth, how urban areas grow and change, how we impact coastal environments and how the world is becoming more interconnected.

Through studying these topics, students will develop an ability to use key geographic vocabulary, make connects, draw upon examples, apply understanding to new context and ability to analyse. Students will develop skills in using a range images, graphs, and maps with an ability to analyse and draw conclusions.

Through fieldwork, students will connect theory into real life studying how urban areas change, how coastal progresses operate and how ecosystems evolve.

Students will establish themselves to speak, write and act as geographers.

 

How can parents help to support learning?

Support with homework tasks, ensuring that key terminology and themes are understood. Encourage an interest in geography-related issues in the news, on a journey or a visit to a new place. Take an active interest in the topics being studied through discussion at home, supporting with revision and recap.

 Useful Websites

 http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/

https://www.tutor2u.net/geography/collections/a-level-geography-revision-quizzes

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level/geography-7037

 

 SMSC & British Values

We encourage all students to show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and appreciate the viewpoints of others. 

Students acquire a broad general knowledge of different places on a local, national, and international scale. 

Geography also helps pupils to understand society better e.g. Low Income Countries (LIC’s) and High Income Countries (HIC’s). Appreciating diversity encourages positive relationships and shared values. It promotes tolerance and partnership, within local and wider communities and encourages students to express their views on key geographical issues.

These values are also encouraged and rewarded in our day-to-day teaching, showing that tolerance,

mutual respect, teamwork, and resilience are valued as we aim to build students’ self-esteem.

 

Year 13 

Units taught:

Non-Examined Assessment

Hazards Changing

Places Examination

Preparation

 

Main Skills Developed

In year 13, students build and extend their understanding, creating synoptic links between each of the units of study. In doing this, they explore how contrasting hazards form, how they impact our earth

and how they can be managed. Students will evaluate how places change over time, how people influence place decisions and what future places may be like. 

Through studying these topics, students will develop an ability to use key geographic vocabulary, make connections, draw upon examples, apply understanding to new context and ability to analyse. Students will develop skills in using a range images, graphs, and maps with an ability to analyse and draw conclusions. 

Through fieldwork, students will connect theory into real life studying how urban areas change, how coastal progresses operate and how ecosystems evolve. 

Students will establish themselves to speak, write and act as geographers. 

 

How can parents help to support learning? 

Support with homework tasks, ensuring that key terminology and themes are understood. Encourage an interest in geography-related issues in the news, on a journey or a visit to a new place. Take an active interest in the topics being studied through discussion at home, supporting with revision and recap.

  

Useful Websites 

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/

https://www.tutor2u.net/geography/collections/a-level-geography-revision-quizzes

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level/geography-7037

 

SMSC & British Values

 We encourage all students to show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and appreciate the viewpoints of others. 

Students acquire a broad general knowledge of different places on a local, national and international scale. 

Geography also helps pupils to understand society better e.g. Low Income Countries (LIC’s) and High Income Countries (HIC’s). Appreciating diversity encourages positive relationships and shared values. It promotes tolerance and partnership, within local and wider communities and encourages students to express their views on key geographical issues.

These values are also encouraged and rewarded in our day-to-day teaching, showing that tolerance,

mutual respect, teamwork and resilience are valued as we aim to build students’ self-esteem.