Key Stage 3

 

Geography scheme of work for year 7 - September 2010

 

 Topic 

 Topic 1

Complete

 Topic 2

Complete

 Topic 3

 Complete

Topic 4

Complete

Topic 5

 Complete

 Main points of each topic

 

 

Topic 1
‘Who do you think we are?’

 

* How are we connected to everyone else?

 

* My favourite place.

 

* School based investigation.

 

* OS Map skills.

 

* Harlow as a place – the good and the bad.

 Topic 2
‘UK: The big adventure’

 


* Population, migration and the UK.

 

* UK regions – differences between Northern Scotland & London.

 

* Attractions in the UK – why come on holiday here?

 Topic 3
‘Volcanoes - Risky world’

 

 * Structure of the Earth and plate tectonics.

 

* The structure of volcanoes.

 

* Deadly volcanoes – famous eruptions and the impacts.

 

* Issues of living with Volcanoes.

 Topic 4
‘Fantastic places: Las Vegas & Dubai’

 

* Why is Las Vegas a ‘unique’ place?

 

* Tourism, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.

 

* Water and Las Vegas.

 

* What is happening in Dubai and what is the environmental impact?

 Topic 5
‘Africa - Inequalities in wealth’

 
* Regions of Africa.

 

* Education development issues in Ghana.

 

* How can we help people in Ghana through education?

 

*UK and Ghana – contrasts and comparisons.

 

 

 

 

Geography scheme of work for year 8 - September 2010

  Topic

 

 Topic 6

Complete

 Topic 7

 Complete

Topic 8

MPH to complete

Topic 9

 PH to complete

Topic 10

PH/MPH to complete

 Main points of each topic

 

 

Topic 6
‘Floods’

 

* What are river features & river processes?

 

* What causes a flood – links to Global Warming?

 

* Flood damage in the UK, USA & Bangladesh.

 

* Preventing the impacts of floods.

 

Topic 7
‘China - Fantastic places’

 

* China – the new Superpower?

 

* Why does China matter to us? What do we buy from China?

 

* Migration within China – push and pull factors.

 

* The physical & human geography of China.

 Topic 8
‘Antarctica & Global warming’

 

* Where and what is Antarctica?

 

* Why is Antarctica important?

 

* Antarctica’s natural environment.

 

* Causes of climate change, melting glaciers & impacts in the UK.

 

 

Topic 9 –‘Brazil and the Amazon’


* Where is Brazil and why is it important?

 

* Contrasts in Brazil – rich & poor.

 

* The Amazon region & ecosystem.

 

* Resources in the Amazon basin.

 

* The problems of deforestation in the Amazon.

Topic 10 -
‘2012 London Olympics

 

* Why did London get the games?

 

* How will the Olympics change London?

 

* How will the Olympics benefit the whole of the UK?

 

* Homework investigation?

 

*Field trip to London.

 

Geography Department assessment plan for Year 8

  1. All key tasks should be followed up with pupil self evaluation/ grow model

Term

Type of activity

Assessment focus/PLTS

Feedback

Follow up/revisit

Autumn 1

Essay: The impacts of floods

Synthesis of information & literacy skills.

Written target and NC level

Pupil evaluation in class. Revisit rivers at GCSE.

Autumn 2

Essay: Rural to Urban migration in modern China

Synthesis of information & literacy skills.

Written target and NC level

Pupil evaluation in class.

Spring 1

H/W Personal research: The future of Antarctica

Personal research and investigation.

Written target and NC level

Pupil evaluation in class.

Spring 2

Year 8 Geography Exam – Global Warming

Synthesis of information & literacy skills.

Written target and NC level

Pupil evaluation in class. Revisit at GCSE.

Summer 1

Essay: Life in the favela’s of Brazil.

Synthesis of information & literacy skills.

Written target and NC level.

Pupil evaluation in class. Revisit Brazil at GCSE.

Summer 2

Presentation: The benefits of the London Olympics 2012

Literacy and team working skills.

Written target and NC level

Pupil evaluation in class.