KS3 Geography

KS3 Geography begins with a focus on geographical skills that will assist them with their study of each termly topic. These skills are then built upon through studying both physical and human geography that will allow pupils to gain a better understanding of the world through inquiry. This will allow pupils to develop their skills and understanding which will assist them in their GCSE Geography course.

 

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

TERM 1

Map & Core geography skills

 

Drawing, interpreting and analysing data on maps and different graphs.

ASSESSMENT- Skills test

Glaciation & Polar Environments & Climate Change (basic intro)

 

Looking at processes involved with glaciation and impacts. Focus on Polar and mountain environments.

Tourism

 

Looking at the negative and positive impacts of tourism. Focus on ecotourism. Case Study Asia.

TERM 2

Weather & Climate

 

Difference between weather & climate. What makes the weather & data collection field work.

Development

 

Looking at what it means to be development. Levels of development & measures. Case Studies.

Middle East & Resources/Energy

 

Physical & Human geography of Middle East. Looking at why many countries are rich in that region.

Conflict over resources- Ilisu Dam

Renewable energy vs fossil fuels

TERM 3

Hydrology & Rivers

 

Looking at river processes & Impacts.

Flooding, causes & impacts. Flood defences.

Tectonics

 

Structure of the earth, tectonic processes and landforms.

Natural Hazards & management

Urbanisation & Settlement models

 

Looking at process of urbanisation and its effects. Using and interpreting settlement models.

TERM 4

Population & Settlement

 

Focus on birth rates, death rates, pop density etc.

Interpreting graphs & data.

Coasts-

 

Processes, landforms & management. Case studies & Field trip.

Case Studies

 

Geography skills on researching & preparing case studies in geography.

GIS skills- Map skills, fieldwork. (settlement & population in East Malling field work)

TERM 5

Africa & Ecosystems

 

Biomes around the world- Focus on Different ecosystems found in Africa.

Brief look at tourism & impact

Food & Farming

 

Types of farming & Impact.

Change of farming practices & their impacts on food supply around the world.

Globalisation & Culture

 

What is globalisation and how it has affected us.

TERM 6

Rainforests & Conservation

 

Rainforest as an ecosystem, importance of rainforest. Reason for destruction & need to protection.

 

Exploring Asia

 

Link to population- Can do Demographic Transition Model- One Child Policy.

India- compare contrast India v China.

Environmental Issues & Sustainable Management

 

Focus on causes and impacts of climate change. Responses to this such as sustainable management practices.