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In Key Stage 3, one day fieldtrips are offered to Cheddar Gorge and Lulworth Cove (left).

Geography is taught as a separate subject in mixed ability groups for all key stage 3 students. All schemes of work are based on the National Curriculum programmes of study and include all key skills and concepts required, including the development of GIS (Geographical Information Skills).

 

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Year 7 Brazil Ice World Rivers Rocks and Weathering Weather Map Skills
Year 8 Climate Change Africa International Development Russia China Coasts
Year 9 Tectonics Middle East Extreme Weather India Energy Map Skills/

Glastonbury

Year 7

Within year 7 students will study 6 units. The units are designed to develop students’ knowledge of location and place. Further their understanding of human and physical geography and develop their geographical skills and fieldwork. Students will be assessed in a range of ways throughout these units.

Settlement – Within this unit students learn about settlements in both low and high income countries. They study urban models, sustainable settlements and complete an assessment on Wokingham’s regeneration.
Ice World – This topic looks at both the physical and human aspects of glaciation and how they influence different places and people around the world, most notably with a case study of Antarctica.
Rivers – This unit includes the study of physical processes in river landscapes and human uses of rivers. Students complete a library research project on world rivers.
Rocks and weathering – Within this topic students learn about the physical process of weathering and the landscapes produced. Students complete a fieldwork enquiry into limestone scenery in Cheddar Gorge.
Brazil – Students study both human and physical characteristics of Brazil. They investigate the rainforest ecosystem of the Amazon and the threats it faces and the causes, issues and management of the Favelas.
Map Skills – Students work on developing their cartographical skills and their use of geographic information systems.

 

Year 8

Within year 8 students will study 6 units. The units are designed to develop students’ knowledge of location and place. Further their understanding of human and physical geography and develop their geographical skills and fieldwork. Students will be assessed in a range of ways throughout these units.

Climate Change – Students learn about climate change from the Ice Age to present and explore the consequences it has and what humans can do to reduce their impact.
Africa – Students will explore the contrasting continent of Africa. They will learn about the diverse environments, including the hot desert ecosystem and the challenges facing the human population.
International Development – Within this unit students learn about uneven development and development indicators throughout the world. Development is explored through aid, trade, fairtrade and globalisation.
Russia – Students study both human and physical characteristics of Russia. They investigate Russia’s impact on the environment and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. They will also explore the conflict in the Ukraine.
China – Students explore the varied physical and human characteristics of China, such as; the growth of the Megacity, the emergence of China as a superpower and the challenges faced due to its population.
Coasts – Within this topic students learn about the physical process that occur in the coastal landscape and the landforms produced. Students complete a fieldwork enquiry into coastal landforms at Lulworth Cove.

 

Year 9

Within year 9 students will study 6 units. The units are designed to develop students’ knowledge of location and place. Further their understanding of human and physical geography and develop their geographical skills and fieldwork. Students will be assessed in a range of ways throughout these units.

Tectonic Hazards – Students study the physical processes which lead to the formation of tectonic hazards. Through the use of examples they study the effects and management of such natural disasters.
Middle East – Students explore the human and physical characteristics of the Middle East. They will study the conflicts in the region, natural resources and development.
Extreme Weather – Students study the physical processes which lead to the formation of weather hazards. Through the use of examples they study the effects and management of such natural disasters.
India – Students study both human and physical characteristics of India. They explore how India’s society and economy are influenced by values and attitudes.
Wokingham Controlled Assessment – To further develop student’s geographical skills they will complete a fieldwork investigation in the local area. Within the investigation students will practise their cartographic skills, graphical skills and their use of geographical information systems.
Mapping Festivals – Within this unit student’s work on developing their cartographic skills. They will complete a decision making exercise, in which they use their cartographic skills to justify their choice of site for a music festival.