Geography

Geography    KS3/KS4    Assessment


Year 7
(Modules, Topics)
AutumnSpringSummer
It’s my planet
• Earth – how it began and why it is so special
• Earth’s Story (Geological Timescale)
• Our time on Earth
• Our place on Earth
• Changing Earth
• It’s all Geography
Maps and Mapping
• Mapping connections
• Our mental maps
• Map symbols and directions
• Grid references
• Measuring distances on a map
• Showing height on a map
• Crazy Kevin
• Latitude and longitude
Review and Target Setting
Population
• Exploring the world with Google Earth
• Where do we all live?
• Population Assessment
• Population explosion
• Why is population increasing?
• What is migration?
• Great Britain, Great Expectations
Rivers and Flooding
• Water Cycle
• Meet the River Thames
• From source to mouth
• A river at work
• Five landforms created by the river
• Morpeth Flood Assessment
• Flood Damage Control GIS Mission
Review and Target Setting
Africa
• What and where is Africa?
• History of Africa
• Africa today
• Africa’s countries and population
• Africa’s physical features
• Africa’s biomes
The Horn of Africa
• Horn of Africa Group Work
• Coffee farming in Ethiopia
• Life as a nomad
• Working as a salt miner
• In the city: Addis Ababa
• Djibouti: a great location
• How is the Horn of Africa doing?
Review and Target Setting
Year 8
(Modules, Topics)
AutumnSpringSummer
Living Space
• How were sites for early towns and cities chosen?
• What are most towns and cities like?
• Newcastle map race
• Where should Newcastle’s new homes be built?
• Shopping for Profit GIS Mission
• Supermarket Assessment
• Hebburn Fieldwork
Rocks, Weathering and Soil
• Introduction to rock
• Weathering
• Rock and landscapes
• The story of limestone
• Malham Cove Group Work
• Soil and you
Review and Target Setting
Coasts
• Introduction to coasts
• Exploring coasts using Google Earth
• Along the Dorset coast
• Why is the coastline changing?
• How is the coast eroded by wave action?
• Holbeck Hall Hotel Mystery
• How do coastal defences affect people?
• Why is Jane Archer’s house worth £1?
Weather and Climate
• How does weather affect us?
• How do we get clouds and rain?
• Anticyclones
• Depressions
• Climate graphs
• Climate around the world
• What factors affect climate?
• Microclimate enquiry
Review and Target Setting
Asia
• Introduction to Asia
• History of Asia
• What is Asia like?
• Asia’s physical features
• Asia’s biomes
China
• Introduction to China
• Where in China do people live?
• The rise of China
• China’s One Child Policy
• China Assessment
• The rapid growth of Chongqing
• Life in Chongqing
• China’s rivers and dams
• Giant pandas in China
Review and Target Setting
Year 9
(Modules, Topics)
AutumnSpringSummer
The World of Ice
• Your place in the past
• Glaciers – what and where
• Glaciers at work
• Landforms shaped by erosion
• Glacial landforms on an OS map
• Glaciers and us
• Otzi Mystery
• How will melting ice affect other places?
• Antarctica Internet Enquiry
Earning a Living
• The UK at work
• UK’s changing employment structure
• Employment structure in other countries
• Where did the UK’s factory jobs go?
• Bangladesh Clothing Factory Mystery
• The story of your mobile phone
Review and Target Setting
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
• Cracked Earth
• Plate movements
• Google Earth Tectonics Quiz
• Introduction to earthquakes
• Comparing earthquakes
• Comparing volcanoes
• Montserrat Decision Making Exercise
• Why live in a danger zone?
International Development
• Rich world poor world
• What is development?
• Measuring and mapping development
• Comparing Malawi with Singapore
• How did the development gap grow?
• Escaping from poverty
• Putting an end to poverty
Review and Target Setting
Middle East
• Introducing the Middle East
• The Middle East’s physical features, climate zones and biomes
• The people of the Middle East
• The Arabian Peninsula
• Conflict in the Middle East
• Is Qatar a good place for the 2022 World Cup?
Russia
• Meet Russia
• History of Russia
• Russia’s physical features, climate zones and biomes
• The people of Russia
• A tour of European Russia
• Sakha: Russia’s biggest region
• How is Russia doing?
Review and Target Setting
Year 10
(Modules, Topics)
AutumnSpringSummer
Unit 1: Managing places in the 21st Century – Coastal Environments (Chapters 1.1 - 1.13 of AQA B Geography Textbook)Unit 1: Managing places in the 21st Century – Urban Environments (Chapters 2.1 - 2.13 of AQA B Geography Textbook)Unit 3: Geographical Issue Investigation Controlled Assessment – Water or Energy in the 21st Century (10% of GCSE)
Unit 3: Local Investigation including Fieldwork Controlled Assessment (15% of GCSE)
Fieldwork conducted in either
South Shields, Newcastle, Durham or Keswick.
Year 11
(Modules, Topics)
AutumnSpringSummer
Unit 2: Hostile World and Investigating the Shrinking World – Global Tourism (Chapters 6.1 - 6.13 of AQA B Geography Textbook)
Unit 3: Local Investigation including Fieldwork Controlled Assessment (15% of GCSE)
Fieldwork conducted in either
South Shields, Newcastle, Durham or Keswick.
Unit 2: Hostile World and Investigating the Shrinking World – Living with Natural Hazards (Chapters 3.1 - 3.13 of AQA B Geography Textbook)Revision for Unit 1: Managing places in the 21st Century (37.5% of GCSE) and Unit 2: Hostile World and Investigating the Shrinking World (37.5% of GCSE)

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