Geography Curriculum Overview

Geography Curriculum Overview

 

 

 

Autumn 1 – 7 weeks

Time to Breathe

Autumn 2 -7weeks

Spring 1 - 6weeks

Time to Breathe

Spring 2 - 6weeks

Summer 1 - 6weeks

 

Summer 2 – 7weeks

 Time to Breathe

 

Year 7

Topic

 

Introduction to Geography

 

Tropical Rainforests – are they the lungs of the world?

How can the development gap be reduced?

 

Where does our food come from?

Is our climate changing?

 

 

 

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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: Explain 2 strategies that help reduce the development gap.

Mid-point: Explain the journey of one of the following foods (PA).

End of topic assessment: Independent enquiry based on structured criteria. Presentation

Mid-point: Discuss the impacts of tropical storms on people and place

End of topic a Mid-point: Discuss the impacts of tropical storms on people and place

End of topic assessment: questions on map skills, TRFs and Weather and Climate assessment: questions on map skills, TRFs and Weather and Climate

Year 8

Topic

 

Rivers

Time to Breathe

Natural Resources

Fast fashion

Time to Breathe

 

Map skills refresher

The land down under – life and living in Australia

Time to Breathe

 

Olympic legacies

Assessment

 

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?

 

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

End of topic assessment: questions on map skills and Natural Resources

Mid-point: write a review in the form of a newspaper article highlighting the human and physical impacts of fast fashion.

 End of topic assessment: Research based on fast fashion brands, using a structured criterion to present information.

 

Mid-point: recall questions which is PA

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

 

Mid-point: Discuss the distribution of population in Australia.

End of topic assessment: create an environmental report/leaflet educating people on the environmental impacts Australia is facing.

 

Mid-point: Explain why Olympic games are important to people.

End of topic assessment: Evaluate student understanding through a creative activity

Year 9

Topic

 

How do tectonic events shape landscapes?

Time to Breathe

 

Glaciated landscapes

Russia

Time to Breathe

 

Map skills refresher

Geography of crime

 

The Urban World (GCSE)

Assessment

Mid-point:

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

 

Mid-point: map skill questions to identify glacial landforms

End of topic assessment: questions on map skills, Tectonics, Globalisation, Challenging events and further maps skills in relation to glacial regions

 Mid-point: Debate “Russia should continue to exploit its biomes for economic gains.

End of topic assessment: Project Russia. (presentations)

 

 Mid-point: recall questions which is PA

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

TBC

 

A timed exam question every 3 lessons.

End of topic: questions from prior learning

 

 

Autumn 1 - 7weeks

 

Autumn 2 -7weeks

Spring 1 - 6weeks

 

Spring 2 -  6weeks

Summer 1  - 6weeks

 

Summer 2 - 7weeks

 

Key Stage 4

Topic

 

Urban Change in the UK

Urban Sustainability and The Development Gap

Nigeria: NEE

Change in UK Economy

Resource Management: Food

Tectonic Hazards/Weather Hazards

Assessment

A timed exam question every 3 lessons.

A timed exam question every 3 lessons.

 

Do now: interleaved content from previous topics.

 

Full length mock – Section A of unit 2

A timed exam question every 3 lessons.

 

Do now: interleaved content from previous topics.

A timed exam question every 3 lessons.

 

Do now: interleaved content from previous topics.

A timed exam question every 3 lessons.

 

Do now: interleaved content from previous topics.

 

Full length mock of unit 2.

A timed exam question every 3 lessons.

 

Do now: interleaved content from previous topics.

Key Stage 4

Topic

 

Climate Change

Small scale ecosystems/TRF/Hot deserts

Coastal Landscapes

River Landscapes

Unit 3 – Fieldwork and pre-release

 

 

Assessment

A timed exam question every 3 lessons from unit 2.

 

Do now: interleaved content from previous topics.

 

A timed exam question every 3 lessons from unit 2.

 

Do now: interleaved content from previous topics.

Full length mock – Section A of unit 2

 

A timed exam question every 3 lessons from unit 2.

 

Do now: interleaved content from previous topics.

 

Full length mock – Section A of unit 2

Geography drop down day for Unit 3, twelve weeks before exam.