Geography Curriculum Overview

Geography Curriculum Overview

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1/Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 Year 7

Topic

 

Introduction to Geography

Tropical Rainforests (AMS)

Reducing the Development Gap (AN)

Pre-historic Earth (AMS)

Madagascar (LK+AP)

Assessment

 

Mid-point: recall questions which is PA

End of topic: questions on map skills learnt which is teacher assessed 

 

 

Mid-point: Describe and explain the accuracy of the results of your investigation

End of topic assessment: questions on map skills and TRF

 

Mid-point: Explain the limitations of using development indicators (PA).

End of topic assessment: Questions on map skills, TRF and development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extended Learning / Homework

Map skills booklet with activities to reinforce skills and knowledge covered in class. Activities include writing about what is geography, research on a map to complete a fact file, giving directions using compass points, writing four and six figure grid references, calculating distance and creating a treasure map that includes key features of a map e.g., title, key, scale.

Using materials found within your home e.g., egg cartons, cereal boxes etc create a 3D diorama showing the structure of a TRF and examples of the flora (plants) and fauna (animals) of the TRF. You should have at least two examples of flora and two examples of the fauna. The diorama needs to be labelled to show the different features.

Conduct research on a country that is currently developing – this can be either a newly emerging or low-income country.  Use this research to create a fact file about the country. You should include information on the population, currency, social and economic issues, and strategies of how the country is developing. You need to pass judgment on how effective the strategies are for reducing the development gap for the country.

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1/Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 Year 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic

 

Natural Resources

 

Fast Fashion (AP)

 

Map Skills 2.0/ River Features and Flooding (AP)

Advocacy (AN+LK)

Australia

Assessment

 

Mid-point: Using examples, evaluate the strategies used to create sustainable living

End of topic assessment: questions Natural Resources

 

 

Mid- point: To what extent is urbanisation the biggest cause of flooding (PA).

End of topic assessment: to what extent can soft engineering reduce the risk of flooding?

 

 

 

Extended Learning / Homework

Students to use knowledge about issues around the overuse of natural resources such as deforestation, climate change and environmental degradation to create a visual presentation showing the positive and negative impacts. They should include facts and figures about the issue and at least two positive and negative impacts. The visual aid should be colourful with images as well as information that is clearly presented. It can be done via PowerPoint or on paper.

 

River's project – Students to pick any river around the world create a visual presentation structured using a success criterion.

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1/Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 Year 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic

 

Tectonic Events (AN)

Crime and conflict

Amazing Places (Geo Rocks)

Resource Management: Food

Russia

Assessment

 

Mid-point: knowledge blast

End of topic assessment: Assess the risk of living near tectonic boundaries.

 

 

 

 

Mid-point: Peer assessed question (TBC).

End of topic assessment: decision-based activity and independent structured project.

 

 

 

 

Extended Learning / Homework

Students to carry out research on a country that experiences a tectonic hazard (volcanoes or earthquakes). They should create an informational poster at least A4 in size with the following information points: location of country, the hazard it experiences, why it experiences it (tectonic plate theory), the impacts of the hazard (social, economic and environmental) and how the country tries to manage the hazard e.g. earthquake proof homes. The poster should include images and text and can be done electronically or by hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 Year 10/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic

 

The Urban World

 

Urban Sustainability and Change in the UK Economy

 

Urban Change in the UK

 

The Development Gap

 

Nigeria: NEE

 

Tectonic Hazards

Assessment

 

Timed exam questions, short answer recall quizzes and full paper mocks.

 

 

Timed exam questions, short answer recall quizzes and full paper mocks.

 

Timed exam questions, short answer recall quizzes and full paper mocks.

 

Timed exam questions, short answer recall quizzes and full paper mocks.

 

Timed exam questions, short answer recall quizzes and full paper mocks.

 

Timed exam questions, short answer recall quizzes and full paper mocks.

 

Extended Learning / Homework

Students to complete knowledge-based recall questions, exam style questions (4,6 and 9 markers) and research relevant to the topic or urban world.

Knowledge based recall questions, exam style questions (4,6 and 9 markers) and research relevant to the topic.

 

Knowledge based recall questions, exam style questions (4,6 and 9 markers) and research relevant to the topic.

 

Knowledge based recall questions, exam style questions (4,6 and 9 markers) and research relevant to the topic.

 

Knowledge based recall questions, exam style questions (4,6 and 9 markers) and research relevant to the topic.

 

Knowledge based recall questions, exam style questions (4,6 and 9 markers) and research relevant to the topic.

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 Year 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Tropical Rainforests and Hot Deserts

Coastal and River Landscapes of the UK

Pre-release and Fieldwork

 

 

Assessment

 

Timed exam questions, short answer recall quizzes and full paper mocks.

 

 

 

 

Timed exam questions, short answer recall quizzes and full paper mocks.

 

Timed exam questions, short answer recall quizzes and full paper mocks.

 

Timed exam questions, short answer recall quizzes and full paper mocks.

 

 

 

Extended Learning / Homework

Knowledge based recall questions, exam style questions (4,6 and 9 markers) and research relevant to the topic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge based recall questions, exam style questions (4,6 and 9 markers) and research relevant to the topic.

 

Knowledge based recall questions, exam style questions (4,6 and 9 markers) and research relevant to the topic.

 

Knowledge based recall questions, exam style questions (4,6 and 9 markers) and research relevant to the topic.