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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 questions.
  • 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 sustainable 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.