Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Geography

 

 

Year 7 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Theme / Topic / Content

Manchester City Study

Students will explore the location of Manchester in relation to the world, Europe, the UK and England. They will look at the importance of Manchester in the world today and the importance of Manchester in the 1800’s. Students will study the population in Manchester and how this has changed due to migration, as well as a range of push and pull factors. To finish the unit, students will look at the challenges and opportunities of urban change, as well as a case study on urban regeneration in Salford Quays.

Development

Students will explore what development is in the context of human geography.  They will examine how development is measured (HDI, GDP, Life Expectancy, etc.) and the features and causes of LICs (Low Income Countries).  Pupils will examine the case study of Kibera, and compare how poverty in LIC’s differs from poverty in HICs, in addition to studying how workers in developing countries are exploited by companies in HICs.  The role of charities in facilitating development is examined, using the case study of WaterAid, as is the role of Fair Trade in supporting development.

Energy and the Environment

Students will learn what resources are and the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Wind energy will be explored in-depth and students will discuss, explain and justify their opinions on renewable energy sources. They will explore the positives and negatives of plastic and what happens to our waste. Finally, students will explore the sustainability of the school, as well as their individual sustainability.

Skills / AOs

AO1 – Knowledge: Define, Describe

AO2 – Concepts (Compare, Explain,…)

AO3 – Interpret, Analyse and Evaluate (To what extent, Evaluate,…)

A01 – Knowledge: Define, Describe

A02 – Concepts: Explain

A03 – Evaluate

A04 – Skills: Annotate

A01 – Knowledge: Define, Describe

A02 – Concepts: Explain

A03 – Evaluate

A04 – Skills: Annotate

Assessment

Mid-point:

Quiz + Extended writing

End of topic:

Leesbrook Assessment inc. POWER write (9 marks + 3 SPaG)

Mid-point:

Quiz + Extended writing

End of topic:

Leesbrook Assessment inc. POWER write (9 marks + 3 SPaG)

Mid-point:

Quiz + Extended writing

End of topic:

Leesbrook Assessment inc. POWER write (9 marks + 3 SPaG)

 

Year 8 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Theme / Topic / Content

Dark Tourism

Students will learn what dark tourism is, where some well known dark tourism sites are around the world and why it is becoming more popular to visit these sites. Students will also explore who visits these sites, why they visit and examine the challenges and opportunities that come from people visiting these sites. To complete the unit, slum tourism, Auschwitz and Chernobyl will be studied in detail, providing a range of different types of dark tourism sites and a range of case study information to learn from.

Africa

Students will learn the location of Africa in relation to the world, some of the countries contained within the continent and what these countries are well known for. They will explore different human and physical characteristics and features of the continent and how humans have influenced these. Finally, they will explore what life is like for people in different parts of Africa and learn about why people visit and where they visit.

Conflict and Borders

Students will examine the geography of conflict in world.  They will identify the location and causes of global conflicts and the role these play in shifting borders,  migration and refugees.  The complicated and charged history of Israel and Palestine will be examined.  The unit concludes with an examination of the case study of Brexit.

Skills / AOs

AO1 – Knowledge (Describe, Define,…)

AO3 – Interpret, Analyse and Evaluate (To what extent, Justify,…)

AO4 – Skills (Annotate, Identify,…)

AO1 – Knowledge (Describe, Define,…)

AO2 – Concepts (Explain, Give reasons,…)

AO3 – Interpret, Analyse and Evaluate (To what extent, Justify,…)

AO4 – Skills (Annotate, Calculate)

AO1 – Knowledge

AO2 – Concepts (Compare, Explain,…)

AO4 – Skills (Calculate, Draw,...)

Assessment

Mid-point:

Quiz + Extended writing

End of topic:

Leesbrook Assessment inc. POWER write (9 marks + 3 SPaG)

Mid-point:

Quiz + Extended writing

End of topic:

End Leesbrook Assessment inc. POWER write (9 marks + 3 SPaG)

Mid-point:

Quiz + Extended writing

End of topic:

Leesbrook Assessment inc. POWER write (9 marks + 3 SPaG)

 

 

Exam Board: AQA

 

Y7 students are currently working on...

Manchester City Study

Y8 students are currently working on...

Dark Tourism