KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 Geography
Term 1Poverty and Development   
What is development and how can we measure it? How did the development gap grow? What factors make countries rich or poor? This module will also raise important questions about the nature of global citizenship and the importance of money for quality of life (and happiness).
Assessment: Using development indicators and analysing what they tell you about different countries.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Geography and Sport   
Students will consider how geography is linked to sport. They will consider it in the context of transport issues, decision making and the impact on people, the environment and economy.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Africa   
Students will learn about Africa and the diversity of geography in this continent. They will learn about the physical and human geography of this continent and consider the future for some countries in Africa.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Coasts   
Pupils learn how and why our coastline is changing, why it looks so different in different parts of the UK, and through case studies will become experts at explaining coastal erosion and learning to empathise with the different interest groups faced with a rapidly retreating coastline. The module will also allow pupils to carry out in depth fieldwork investigations.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Weather and Climate   
Have you ever wondered why it rains and where all the rain water goes? Why, when the weather here is great, is it often great for five or more days? Why does the Caribbean have a much nicer climate than ours? These are some of the questions our Year 8s will find answers to in this module. Students will carry out their own micro-climate enquiry, and analyse the data from the King’s “weather station”.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Global Warming and Climate Change   
What is climate change and does it matter? If it does, is there anything we can do? What is our own carbon footprint? How can we reduce the impact of global warming? Students are provided with the opportunity to explore the answers to these important questions and consider the Greenhouse Effect.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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