Year 7   

How do we manage our towns and cities?

  • Structure
  • Land use
  • Shape/maps/photos
  • Challenges/solutions
  • New Bridge Assessment (Baseline)
  • Review
  • Redevelopment / Regeneration – futures.
  • Sustainable settlements
  • BEDZED
  • Design a settlement - Assessment
  • Review          

 

What are Weather Hazards?

  • Weather and climate
  • Types
  • Measuring/forecasting
  • Microclimate
  • Rainfall causes and types
  • Depressions/storms
  • Mind maps – different weather hazards
  • Avalanches – Mini assessment
  • Drought
  • Tropical storms – Bangladesh
  • Cyclone Sidr Storyboard
  • Assessment and review.          

 

Skills – Places

  • Maps and photographs
  • OS Direction and scale
  • OS Grid references
  • OS Height
  • Skills practice
  • OS Assessment
  • Atlas – content and use
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • World map – label key features (test)
  • China – mini country study
  • Passport to the world – country project Assessment
Year 8

Progress –Who is it for?

  • What is development?
  • Barriers/Pathways
  • How can a country develop? – Assessment
  • Development indicators.
  • Brazil – Introduction
  • Brazil – Rich vs. Poor
  • Brazil – Development
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Sustainability
  • Brazil Assessment test
  • Review: How are we using our resources?

 

What are resources?

  • Renewable vs. Non-renewable
  • Should we continue to use fossil fuels? - Assessment
  • Alternative/sustainable energy. Options
  • Tic-Tac-Toe – Assessment

 

What are ecosystems?

  • Desert –climate and location
  • Desert – Adaptation of plants and animals
  • Cold climates – location and climate
  • Adaptation and change
  •  Assessment – Design an animal or poster.      

 

Globalisation – Is everybody part of it?

  • What is globalisation?
  • Nike – A global company.
  • Life of a factory worker.
  • Globalisation – good or bad? – Assessment.
  • Fair trade – a better way?
  • Coffee faming.
  • Trade game
  • India – A global power.
  • India project
  • Poster Assessment
  • Review
Year 9

Are there too many people?

  • How and why has population changed over time?
  • Population structures.
  • Population Policies – China – Assessment
  • Migration (Rural-Urban)
  • Kibera – A Kenyan Slum – three week research and Magazine article Assessment
  • Region of Africa study
  • Immigration – is it good for the UK?
  • Kibera review
  • Citizenship presentation – Assessment          

   

Tectonic Hazards – Are we safe?

  • Plate tectonics – Causes
  • Volcanoes
  • Mount St Helens Storyboard – Assessment
  • Earthquakes
  • Kobe – Mrs Endo mini-assessment?
  • Tsunami Assessment – Mystery – Indian Ocean 2004
  • Comparison – LDC v MDC
  • Review

 

Coastal Landscapes

  • Processes
  • Erosional Landforms
  • Depositional Landforms
  • Coastal case-study
  • Coastal Management and Impacts – Decision Making Assessment

 

River Landscapes

  • Processes
  • Landforms
  • Management and Impacts

 

Homework at KS3

Your teacher will set you lots of different types of homework at KS3.  These will typically include:

  • Spelling and key word quiz homework tasks
  • Finishing off classwork
  • Reading and research
  • Writing tasks
  • Extension and challenge tasks
  • Preparing for a presentation
  • Revising/preparing  for a written test or assessment

 

Citizenship

As part of your Citizenship studies, you will spend lessons designing a sustainable community, arguing whether the use of fossil fuels should continue and voting whether immigration is good for the UK. Constructing a balanced argument using a variety of evidence will allow pupils to explore issues and make informed decisions based on evidence and fact.