Geography

Aims of the subject:

We aim to teach our students about the world they live in, studying areas of physical, human and environmental geography. We use a “thinking skills” approach to teaching and promote independent learning. It is our aim to give every pupil that studies the subject a quality learning journey that will provide them with the skills that they need for life beyond the Deanery.

 

Year What will I learn? What will I do?
7 Term 1

  • Shaping my world- Cheddar Gorge to include map skills, limestone cave formation and coastal erosion and management.

Term 2

  • My place in the world- Globalisation; links with mobile phones, child labour, social and economic development and environmental impacts.

Term 3

  • Unfair world- uneven development and development indicators- unfair development of Africa focusing on the theme of conflict diamonds.
  • China-location, physical and human characteristics, population and one child policy and resources.

 

  • Map skills.
  • Maths skills.
  • Drawing maps including choropleth maps.
  • Creating stacked bar graphs, line graphs, bar graphs, scatter graphs, pie charts.
  • Describing and explaining.
  • Annotating graphs and photos.
  • Analysing figures.
  • Using evidence to assess.
8 Term 1

  • Sporting World- Link to regeneration through sport Using London Olympics, and World cup in Brazil as a stimulus. Rural- urban migration in Rio and the impacts and management of this. Then looking at the Everton move to and impacts.

Term 2

  • Waterworld- water cycle, flooding, drought and impacts in UK and global examples of each.

2 assessment points mid-way and at the end of the unit;

Term 3

  • Amazing places- Svalbard (looking at physical and human factors as well as reasons for climate.) Also looking at Dubai and Thailand and the physical and human features that make each place amazing.

 

  • Map skills.
  • Maths Skills.
  • Drawing maps including choropleth maps.
  • Creating stacked bar graphs, line graphs, bar graphs, scatter graphs, pie charts.
  • Describing and explaining.
  • Annotating graphs and photos.
  • Analysing figures.
  • Using evidence to assess.
9 Term 1

GCSE Paper1

3.1.1 Section A: The challenge of natural hazards- tectonic hazards, weather hazards and extreme weather in the UK.

Term 2

3.1.1 Section A: The challenge of natural hazards-climate change- causes, effects and management.

3.1.2 Section B: The living world- Ecosystems/ deserts and deciduous woodlands- climate, plant and animal adaptions.

Term 3

3.1.2 Section B: The living world

Ecosystems/deserts and deciduous woodlands-challenges and sustainable management of each.

  • Map skills.
  • Maths skills.
  • Drawing maps including choropleth maps.
  • Creating stacked bar graphs, line graphs, bar graphs, scatter graphs, pie charts.
  • Define/ describing and explaining.
  • Annotating graphs and photos.
  • Analysing figures.
  • Using evidence to assess.
  • Exam skills.

 

 

Extra-curricular opportunities

Film Club. Italy trip.

How you can support your child’s progress

Your child will be set a weekly learning homework, please support your child by testing that they have learnt this work every week. As well as this your child will be set exam questions in year 9, please check that these have been completed. Your child should also sign up to Seneca learning, you should check that they are spending at least 30mins per week on this assigned geography course.