KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 Geography
Term 1Map Skills   
Students develop map skills through the use of maps on a wide range of scales from different sources including Ordnance Survey and Google. Students learn to identify and use key features such as symbols and grid references.
Assessment: Create own map, using symbols and grid references.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Welcome to the UK   
Students receive an introduction to physical and human geography. Students explore their own country and learn about key geographical concepts in relation to the UK, reinforcing their understanding of their local areas, regions, cities and major tourist attractions. Students will locate and explore some of the major features of the British Isles, look at the jobs people in the UK do, and how our society is made up of many different races, religions and cultures.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Where do you live?   
Students learn about settlements, how they are ordered and how and why they grow. Organisation, land use, redevelopment and sustainable development are explored, before students design their city of the future.
Assessment: Sustainable city design.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Rivers   
Students will examine river processes, landforms and problems of living near rivers. They will consider the problems of flood management and decision making that governments are faced with.
Assessment: Exam covering key processes and landforms. A decision-making activity that looks at a case-study and the options available for flood protection.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Tectonic Hazards   
Students will study the hazards created by tectonic activity; volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. They will consider how a country might predict, plan and prepare for these hazards.
Assessment: A case-study investigated and presented using a choice of methods e.g. models, newspaper articles, radio broadcast, interviews, television report.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Energy Matters   
Students will learn about renewable and non-renewable energy sources. They will consider how electrical energy is generated and stored and will study the sustainability of these sources.
Assessment: Exam based around the key aspects of this unit. Renewable and non-renewable energy. Different viewpoints about energy sources and the controversy that is often linked to different methods.Key Words and Terms
 

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