KS3 Geography

Course Name: Geography

 

Curriculum Content

Your Son will study four topics during year 7, they are:

  • Personal Identity
  • International Cafe
  • Restless Earth
  • Outdoor Activities

In Year 8, we start to really challenge our students and look at really topical issues such as global warming. The students will first discover what the process is and how humans are having an impact. They will also get to see what the impacts are in the UK and for the rest of the world.

We challenge our students to think about what they could do at home to try to have a positive impact. They will explore the amazing plants and animals that somehow manage to survive in these arid conditions and also marvel at how humans have managed to exist in deserts all around the world.

Development
This topic looks at human development around the world. It looks at fast development, un-regulated and damaging to the environment and controlled development where new developments are regulated by governments.

Global Fashion Industry
Building on the work in Year 8, this unit of work specifically focuses on The Fashion Industry. This is an exploration into the winners and losers of a trade that generates large amounts of employment and income for many people.

Local actions, global effects
This topic gives an insight into what students are expected to do at GCSE. A virtual fieldwork enquiry is studied. Students will need to do an actual fieldwork study at GCSE therefore this will prepare them for it if it is chosen as an option.

Tourism – good or bad?
Having studied Antarctica students have an opportunity to investigate it as a tourist destination. The topic begins by examining how important the tourism industry is to the global economy.

Comparing countries
The final topic for Key Stage 3 is making a comparison between the fortunes of two countries. Two major players in the world of finance and production are China and Japan. Therefore students studying GCSE Geography will be well informed and prepared by having a greater understanding of these two countries. Students will look at the location of the countries, regional differences, the physical environment and what links China and Japan have with the UK.

How Classes are Grouped

Students remain in their tutor groups for the first 5 weeks and then grouped according to ability

Students remain in their tutor groups for the first 5 weeks and then grouped according to ability

Students are grouped according to ability

Assessment (including homework)

Your son will have to complete four end of topic assessments, one of which will be a homework project.
The assessments aim to challenge your son in using different skills, but all depend on the ability of accessing the assessment criteria to reach the higher levels.
The department aims to set homework tasks that last no longer than 20 minutes and help students reflect and develop on the content covered in lessons.

Your son will have to complete four end of topic assessments, one of which will be a homework project.
The assessments aim to challenge your son in using different skills, but all depend on the ability of accessing the assessment criteria to reach the higher levels.
The department aims to set homework tasks that last no longer than 20 minutes and help students reflect and develop on the content covered in lessons.

Your son will have to complete four end of topic assessments, one of which will be a homework project.

How to support your son

Try to ask questions about homework and encourage your son to proof read his written work.
Also try to assist your son in understanding assessment marking criteria.
Your son should also keep an eye out for current geographical issues in the media and try to apply them in lessons.

Try to ask questions about homework and encourage your son to proof read his written work.

Also try to assist your son in understanding assessment marking criteria.

Your son should also keep an eye out for current geographical issues in the media and try to apply them in lessons.

Try to ask questions about homework and encourage your son to proof read his written work.

Also try to assist your son in understanding assessment marking criteria.

Your son should also keep an eye out for current geographical issues in the media and try to apply them in lessons.