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KS3 Geography

Please see below Curriculum Overview and I can Statements

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Year 7

Year 8 Year 9

  Autumn Term

What makes the prefect Geographer:

  • Introduction to Geography - what are the different aspects of it?
  • Human and Physical Geography
  • Key Map Skills
  • Exploring the World

 

Fieldwork Investigation:

  • What are the 6 stages of the enquiry process for a good fieldwork?
  • What is the quality of life like around our school? How does it vary?

 

Weather and Climate Fieldwork Investigation:

  • What is the difference between weather and climate
  • How do we measure and record weather
  • How does climate vary across the UK and why?

Risky World

  • Where do we find earthquakes and volcanoes
  • What are the causes and effects of earthquakes and volcanoes
  • How do we manage the risk of these hazards?

 

What are the world’s major biomes located?

  • What are ecosystems
  • What are the different biomes and where do you find them?
  • Why are they so different
  • How do plants and animals adapt to the desert biome?
  • What impacts are humans having on different biomes?

 

Who are the BRIC’s and what role do they play?

  • Who are the BRIC’s?
  • Why are they so important
  • What challenges do they face ion the future?
  • Will they ever be the next superpower?

 

Cold environments

  • Where is all the ice?
  • How do glacial landforms shape the landscape?
  • What is Antarctica like?
  • What threatens its existence?
  • What is the global threat of the ice melting?

 

 

Spring Term

Raging rivers:

  • The water cycle
  • Raging rivers – key river processes
  • Features of a river
  • Flood disasters
  • Reducing the effects of a flood

 

 

What is development?

  • What is development
  • How is development measured?
  • How can development change over time?
  • How are countries different
  • What can we do to help?

Are our forests under threat?

 Where are our tropical rainforests located?

  • What are rainforests like
  • Why are they under threat
  • What are the effects of deforestation
  • Can rainforests be managed sustainably?

 

Are we living in a more interconnected world?

  • What is globalisation?
  • What factors have accelerated globalisation?
  • Who are the winners and losers of globalisation
  • What does the future hold for our globalised world

 

The Geography of disease

  • What can development tell us about health
  • Why do we have a problem with obesity around the World?
  • How has the perception of HIV changed over time?
  • Which diseases are prevalent globally at this moment in time? (Cause and impact)

 

A sustainable World- Challenges of the future

  • Why do we live in a wasteful World?
  • What are the effects of plastic pollution?
  • What is food insecurity
  • What is water insecurity
  • Conflicts in the middle east
  • Why is it important we become more sustainable?
  • How can cities be more sustainable?

 

Summer Term 

Is the earth running out of natural resources?

  • The World’s natural resources
  • Are there enough resources for everyone
  • What are the implications of our current energy habits
  • How can we use natural resources sustainably
  • Energy Decision making

 

How is the earth's climate changing?

  • What is climate change
  • What are the effects of the enhanced greenhouse effect
  • What can we reduce our greenhouse emissions?

How are our cities changing?

  • Where does everyone live and why?
  • What are the key features of a city
  • What is urbanisation?
  • What challenges do megacities face
  • Megacities of the future

 

What happens where the land meets the sea?

  • What shapes our coastline?
  • What landforms are created by erosion
  • What landforms are created by deposition
  • How can we protect our coastal areas?

Development Dynamics  – begin Edexcel B Geography GCSE)

  • How do we define and measure development?
  • What are the causes and consequences of global inequalities?
  • How do development theories explain development?
  • What are top-down and bottom-up approaches to development
  • Case Study- India

 

Year 7, Autumn Term

I can (Foundation)…

I can (Developing)... 

I can (Secure)...  I can (Excellent)... 

Use appropriate geography words.  

 

Use some sources of evidence.    

 

Use a range of map skills.   

  

Use primary and secondary sources.   

 

 

 

Use appropriate skills and methods of presentation.   

  

Present findings using words and graphs.  

  

Reach conclusions.   

 Follow a sequence of investigation with independence.  

  

Evaluate sources of evidence and reach substantiated conclusions.   

 

 

Give reasons for some observations.  

Recognise and describe physical and human processes.

Describe and begin to explain geographical patterns and physical and human processes   Offer explanations for interactions within and between physical and human processes  
Simply describe what places are like   Describe the similarities and differences between places   Explain the features of a variety of places around the world   Explain the features of a variety of places around the world at different scales from local to global and in different parts of the world  
Describe places other than my local area  

Offer explanations for the features of some places  

describe a range of places all over the world  

Identify the link between different places and that some places depend on each other   Examine the links & relationships that make places dependent on each other  

Year 8, Autumn Term

I can (Foundation)…

I can (Developing)... 

I can (Secure)...  I can (Excellent)... 

You show limited knowledge and understanding of aspects of the geography of the UK and the wider world

You show some knowledge and understanding of aspects of the geography of the UK and the wider world 

 

 

 

 You show an increasing depth of knowledge and understanding of aspects of the geography of the UK and the wider world 

 You can use your knowledge and understanding of the geography of the UK and the wider world to describe and begin to analyse physical and human characteristics of places in a range of locations, contexts and scales 

You begin to understand that physical and human processes can change the features of places and explain how these changes affect the lives and activities of people living there 

You have an appreciation that physical and human processes can change the features of places and explain how these changes affect the lives and activities of people living there 

You demonstrate understanding of geographical diversity by describing how physical and human processes can lead to similarities and differences in the environments of different places and in the lives of people who live there You can demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which physical and human processes lead to diversity and change in places. 
 You recognise simple geographical patterns   You recognise and describe simple geographical patterns  You can describe and begin to explain geographical patterns  You identify geographical patterns at a range of scales and how they may change in the future  

You can offer reasons for some of your observations and for the views and judgements you have about places and environments. 

You can offer detailed reasons for your own views about environmental change and recognise that other people may hold different views. 

You can offer detailed reasons for your own views about environmental change and recognise the range of views people hold about environmental interaction and change  You appreciate that different values and attitudes, including your own, result in different approaches to environmental interaction and change 
You recognise how human can cause harm to an environment   You begin to understand that people can both improve and damage the environment.  You appreciate the ways in which people can both improve and damage the environment.  You recognise how there are often conflicting demands on the environment and understand how these may arise 
They recognise the ways in which people seek to improve and sustain environments.  They begin to understand the different ways in which people seek to improve and sustain environments.  They demonstrate an awareness of the idea of sustainable development  You can describe, explain and compare sustainable approaches to managing environments  

You can suggest plausible conclusions  

You can suggest plausible conclusions using the evidence presented before you 

You can reach conclusions that are consistent with the evidence presented before you  You can reach detailed conclusions that are consistent with the evidence presented before you