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Year 7 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Know the basic human and physical geography of the UK.
  • Investigate the changing population of the UK.
  • Explore differences between different regions in the UK.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment

HOMEWORK

  • Research two contrasting regions of the UK.
Term 1.2
  • Know how the water cycle works and the part that rivers play in this cycle.
  • Examine the changes in the long profile of a river from source to mouth.
    Investigate how rivers shape the land and examine the typical features associated with rivers.
  • Investigate river flooding.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Questions on river features.
  • Research on local flood events.
Term 2.1
  • Know the difference between urban and rural and examine how the UK became an urban country.
  • Know the pattern of urbanisation across the world.
  • Investigate the benefits and disadvantages of urban living and explore attempts to develop sustainable urban living.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Questions on world urbanisation.
  • Research sustainable urban living.
Term 2.2
  • Know what causes waves and examine how they shape the coast.
  • Examine the different landforms formed by waves at the coast.
  • Explore the different ways that the coast can be protected from erosion.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Questions on coastal processes.
  • Research on coastal protection.
Term 3.1
  • Know the basic human and physical geography of the continent of Africa.
  • Examine how Europeans played a part in creating the current map of Africa.
  • Investigate Africa's four main biomes

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Learn the main features of Africa's human and physical geography.
  • Research one African biome.
Term 3.2
  • Know the human and physical geography of the Horn of Africa.
  • Investigate levels of development in the Horn of Africa.
  • Explore the way of life of the peoples of the Horn of Africa.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Research a given country in the Horn of Africa.

Year 8 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Know about the size and growth of the earth's population, past and present.
  • Examine the distribution of the earth's population.
  • Investigate how the earth's population is predicted to change in the future. Assess the implications of these predicted changes.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Questions on population distribution.
  • Research future population predictions.
Term 1.2
  • Examine how jobs can be classified and know the past and current employment structure of the UK.
  • Investigate the employment structure of different countries around the world.
  • Investigate the decline of manufacturing in the UK and the rise of secondary employment in middle income countries.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Questions on employment structure.
  • Research on the global clothing industry.
Term 2.1
  • Know the basic structure of the earth and the theory of plate tectonics.
  • Examine the results of tectonic activity at plate boundaries, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.
  • Investigate specific tectonic events looking at primary and secondary effects and the response to natural hazards.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Questions on plate boundaries.
  • Research on given tectonic events.
Term 2.2
  • Know what glaciers are and how they form. Understand the difference between an ice sheet and a mountain glacier.
  • Examine the physical processes - erosion, transport and deposition - associated with glaciers.
  • Examine the landforms produced by glacial erosion and deposition.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Questions on glacial processes and landforms.
  • Research on the ice age in Britain.
Term 3.1
  • Know compass direction, scale and distance on maps.
  • Understand four and six figure grid references.
  • Apply map skills and knowledge to Ordnance Survey maps.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment

HOMEWORK

  • Practice mapwork exercises.
Term 3.2
  • Know the basic physical and human geography of China.
  • Examine the economic and political history of China and assess how it has influenced the current geography of China.
  • Investigate two contrasting regions of China.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Research on a given region of China.

Year 9 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Examine elements of weather and its causes. Know the difference between weather and climate.
  • Examine precipitation types, air masses, air pressure and fronts.
  • Investigate different climates and the factors that influence them on a world scale.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • GCSE question.
  • Research two contrasting climates.
Term 1.2
  • Examine the global distribution of tropical rainforests and explanation of the key features of the climate.
    Know The differing layers of vegetation and how plants and animals are adapted to survive.
  • Investigate the Kayapo Indians - an indigenous tribe living sustainably in the rainforest.
  • Examine development of the rainforest for its resources, deforestation and the impact both locally and globally.
    Evaluate sustainable solutions to protect global ecosystems.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • GCSE question.
  • Research the Kayapo tribe.
Term 2.1
  • Examine how temperatures have changed since the end of the last ice age.
  • Explore the reasons for climate change and global warming. Know how the enhanced greenhouse effect works.
  • Investigate the impacts of global warming and actions that can be taken to reduce carbon emissions.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • GCSE question.
  • Research the impacts of global warming on a given country.
Term 2.2
  • Examine what development is and how it varies on a world scale.
  • Investigate world distribution of wealth and key social indicators of development e.g. birth rate, death rate, HDI and infant mortality.
  • Explore levels of development in two contrasting countries.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • GCSE question
  • Research development indicators.
Term 3.1
  • Compare world employment structures and examine the Clark Fisher model.
  • Examine world trade and the development gap.
  • Investigate how the rich can help the poor and aid development.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • GCSE question.
  • Research the trade pattern for a given country.
Term 3.2
  • Examine the concept of sustainable development through a region or country study.
  • Examine contrasting ways of judging whether development is sustainably socially, economically or environmentally.
  • Investigate how governments try to meet economic and social needs but also protect the environment.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment

HOMEWORK

  • GCSE Question.
  • Investigate the options for Jamaica in terms of developing either its natural resources or its tourism industry.