Geography Curriculum Overview 2015-16

The grid below gives an overview of the curriculum for this academic year


Year 7

Global Connections

Students learn:

  • How people and places are connected at a variety of scales (local, regional, national and global) and how they interact over time
  • How to ask geographical questions, think critically and constructively and expand their personal experiences of geography

Map Skills

Students learn:

  • To read, interpret and analyse a variety of maps and scales, including Ordnance Survey maps
  • To understand the importance of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in analysing spatial data and information

Exploring Britain

Students learn:

  • About the physical and human environments around the UK
  • Understand the diverse nature of Britain

Adventure Landscapes

Students learn

  • Stunning landscapes both in the UK and World wide are studied, looking at their formation and the interaction between humans and these fragile environments
  • Students study the potential conflicts that can occur in these environments and why

Settlements

Students learn

  • Students look at how settlements have changed over time and why
  • As part of the Year 7 humanities trip students study the settlement of Castle Hedingham.

Year 8

Climate Change

Students learn:

  • How and why global climate is changing over time the impacts of climatic change on people and places the management strategies available to develop enquiry skills

The Arctic Environment

Students learn:

  • How and why the Arctic environment is changing over time
  • How people and wildlife are adapted to the Arctic environment
  • How the Arctic environment can be sustainably managed

Hot, arid environments

Students learn:

  • How and why hot, arid environments are changing over time
  • How people and wildlife are adapted to hot, arid environments
  • How hot, arid environments can be sustainably managed

Saving Endangered Species

Students learn:

  • How and why some wildlife species are endangered
  • How wildlife has adapted to their environment
  • How wildlife and their environment can be sustainably managed

Why do people live longer than previous generations?

Students learn:

  • How and why do people live longer than previous generations?
  • What are the effects of people living longer on society?
  • How can people manage their lives to live longer?

Cultural diversity and conflict

Students learn:

  • How and why do cultures conflict?
  • How can cultural conflicts be managed?

Year 9

Plate Tectonics

Students learn:

  • How and why earthquakes and volcanoes occur
  • The impact of these natural hazards on people and place
  • How people can plan for earthquakes and volcanoes

Tsunamis

Students learn:

  • How and why tsunamis occur
  • The impact of tsunamis on people and places
  • How people can plan for tsunamis
  • How development effects the impact of tsunamis

Development

Students learn:

  • Understand what development is
  • How development impacts their lives
  • The key differences between MEDCs and LEDCs
  • The barriers to development

Tornadoes

  • What are tornadoes and how do they form?
  • What are the impacts of tornadoes?
  • How can tornadoes be managed?

Australia

  • What is the human and physical environment in Australia like
  • What are the push and pull factors for life in Australia
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of migration to Australia

Tropical storms

  • What are hurricanes/typhoons/cyclones and how do they form?
  • What are the impacts of tropical storms and how does the level of development in a country effect the impacts seen?
  • How can tropical storms be managed?

GCSE

OCR Exam syllabus

Rivers

Students learn:

  • How rivers are formed through the processes of erosion, transportation and deposition
  • How these processes create landforms
  • How river processes impact on people and places
  • How rivers can be sustainably managed

Coasts

Students learn:

  • How rivers are formed through the processes of erosion, transportation and deposition
  • How these processes create landforms
  • How river processes impact on people and places
  • How rivers can be sustainably managed

Population & Settlement

Students learn:

  • How and where people live
  • How the quality of life varies from place to place
  • How people can live in sustainable communities

Natural Hazards

Students learn:

  • How and why earthquakes and volcanoes occur
  • The impact of these natural hazards on people and place
  • How people can plan for earthquakes and volcanoes

Economic Development

Students learn:

  • How resources vary with location
  • How and why development varies with location
  • The location and impact of industries on people and place
  • How economic development can be more sustainable

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