Geography

GEOGRAPHY

 A summary of KS3 and its relevance

Pupils will develop knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. They should develop and deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

A summary of the skills acquired

Pupils will develop a wide range of skills in geography. They will build on their knowledge of globes, maps and atlases, and apply and develop this knowledge routinely in the classroom and in the field. Pupils will interpret Ordnance Survey maps in the classroom and the field, including using grid references and scale, topographical and other thematic mapping, and aerial and satellite photographs. They will use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to view, analyse and interpret places and data. Fieldwork is an essential part of studying geography and pupils will be given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of fieldwork opportunities. From this they will collect, analyse and draw conclusions from geographical data, using multiple sources of increasingly complex information.

Topics covered in Year 7

  • It’s your planet
  • Maps and mapping
  • About the UK
  • Glaciers
  • Africa (the Horn of)

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Topics covered in Year 8 

  • GIS
  • Population
  • Urbanisation
  • Weather and climate
  • Asia (South West China)

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