Year 7 Geography:
AUT 1 + 2 – How do I become a Geographer?
- Key map skills
- Introduction to human and physical geography
- Case study of Lake District National Park
AUT 2 + SPR 1 – How do we tame Earth’s greatest waterways?
- Water cycle
- Key processes which a river does
- Landforms in the upper, middle and lower course of the river
- How humans manage river floods around the world
- Case study: Boscastle flood
- Case study: ongoing sea level rise in Bangladesh
SPR 2 + SUM 1– Is “the city” humanity’s greatest invention?
- How population is distributed across the world
- Factors which affect population growth
- Case study: China’s one-child policy
- Case study: Kerala’s female empowerment policy
- Problems which cities face
SUM 1 + SUM 2 – What is the greatest hazard to humans?
- The structure of the Earth
- Theory of continental drift
- Tectonic plate boundaries
- What is a hazard?
- Hazards presented by volcanoes and earthquakes
- Case study: Mt Etna volcano
- Case study: Eyjafjallajokull eruption
Year 8 Geography:
AUT 1 – Coastal landscapes
- Processes at the coast
- Key landforms
- How humans protect the coastline from flooding
- Case study: Happisburgh floods and coastal erosion
AUT 2 – Brazil regional study
- Geography of Brazil
- Amazon rainforest; causes and effects of deforestation
- Life in favelas
- Rural urban migration in Brazil
- Inequality in Brazil’s cities
- Mega-events (Rio Olympics)
SPR 1 – Crime; locally and globally
- Distribution of crime across the UK
- What makes an area vulnerable to crime?
- Risk factors and preventative factors for groups and individuals.
- Collect research around school for where crime is likely to take place
- Recommend where to build a new CCTV camera on the school site
SPR 2 – Should Antarctica be utilised or admired?
- Geography of Antarctica
- Tourism in Antarctica
- Threats facing Antarctica
- Should Antarctica be developed?
- Resource extraction in Antarctica
- Governance of Antarctica
SUM 1 + SUM 2 – Are humans stewards or conquerors of the land?
- Distribution of the world’s biomes
- Case study: Hot Deserts
- Case study: Coral Reefs
- Case study: Savannah Grassland
- Poster project
Changing landscapes of the UK
Coastal landscapes and processes
The Physical Environment
The Human Environment
|Curriculum:||Components 1 and 2|
|Autumn Term||Landscapes of the UK, Coastal landscapes and processes (inc. Fieldwork)|
|Spring Term||River landscapes and processes|
|Summer Term||Urbanisation: Birmingham and Mexico|
|Autumn Term||Natural Hazards|
|Spring Term||Population and Settlement|