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Geography

Year 7

Term

Geography Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)

MAP SKILLS
Countries, Continents and Atlas Skills
Map Skills; Symbols; Compass points; Contours; Scale and Distance; 4 and 6 figure grid references
Applying Map Skills fieldwork task around NWHS
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)

GEOGRAPHY OF THE THE UK
Geography of the British Isles: Countries of the British Isles and the UK; Distribution of cities; Physical Features and National Parks; Union Flag
Settlements and London: Settlements; London; Megacity Issues
Sustainability in cities; sustainable design/architecture; NWHS sustainability survey

Half term 3 (6 weeks)

IMPOSSIBLE PLACES
Living in impossible places: Floating Settlements; Las Vegas water crises
Abandoned Places: Chernobyl nuclear disaster; Machu Picchu Abandonment 
Dubai tourism and hotels
Indigenous people and an encroaching modern world: Masai Mara and conservation; Inuit and global warming

Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)

GHANA                    
Ghana's Geography, locational physical and human
Climate
Southern Ghana (rich Ghana)
Northern Ghana- Poverty
Shea Butter- the solution?
Energy in Ghana                   
Free and Fair trade

Half term 5 (5 weeks)

ECOSYSTEMS
Biomes and Ecosystems
Food Chain and Webs
Biomes (in-depth) - desert, tropical rainforest and tundra; Distribution, Climate, plant structure and adaptations; animal adaptations

Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)

RIVERS
Hydrological Cycle
Features of a river: features of rivers; river processes; landforms
Flooding: Human and Physical Causes; Flooding in Mubai Case Study; Flood Management

Year 8

Term

Geography Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
Weather and Climate- causes of climate change and effects including extreme weather
Antarctica, Antarctic treaty and Kyoto Protocol
Extreme weather- Hailstones, Tornadoes and Storm surges, causes and effects
Do the events in the disaster movie, The Day After Tomorrow really replicate those that could occur in real life?

Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)

DEVELOPMENT
LICs and HICs: global distribution of wealth; north/south divide
Low Income Country (LIC): Causes of Poverty; Slums; working in an LIC
Development in LICs: Fair Trade; Charity

Half term 3 (6 weeks)

TECTONIC LANDSCAPES
Tectonic processes, layers of the earth, plate movement and plate boundaries
Types of volcanoes and volcanic eruptions- Case study White Island volcano
Earthquakes, Causes and effects and Nepal Case study/
Earthquake management- Prediction and prevention
Tsunami's- Causes and effects- Indonesia Case study

Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)

CHINA      
Geography of China: Population, Cities, Physical Features, National Parks, Landmarks
Chinese Cities: Population distribution and density; Urban development and Hutongs
Life in China: One-Child policy; factory conditions; China's economic and development miracle

Half term 5 (5 weeks)

WORLD GEOGRAPHY
EUROPE: Mountain ranges in Europe AFRICA- Diamond trade
ASIA: Japan's ageing population
AUSTRALIA: Coral reefs, destruction, solution and adaptation
N.America and Migration     S.America and Slums        Antarctica and Glaciers

Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)

ENERGY AND WASTE
Fossil fuels, formation, extraction and use
Why are fossil fuels bad- effects and global warming
Sustainable energy
Decision making- Where should we build those wind turbines?
Types of waste
Effects of waste in HICs and LIC's
Solving our waste problems

Year 9

Term

Geography Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)

GEOGRAPHY OF HUMANS-
Human history, evolution and movement around the world. Human founders of USA
Geography of sport- The Olympics and the Premier League
Geography of Fashion- Where do our jeans come from?
Geography of food- Local vs global foods
Geography of crime- local study

Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)

TOURISM
What is tourism and why has it changed through time? Types of holiday
Great Yarmouth-- The Butlers Model
Norfolk and National Parks
Cruise tourism- Effects
Cancun- Enclave tourism
The Gambia- Effects of tourism in an LIC
Eco tourism- Case study- Costa Rica

Half term 3 (6 weeks)

HAZARDS
Flooding and volcanic eruptions
Avalanches- Cause and effect
Hurricanes- Cause and effect- Tracking Katrina
Bushfires in Oz
Diseases- Malaria, Heart disease and Zika

Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)

USA
Geography of the United States: Population, Cities, Landmarks, 50 states, National Parks
September 11th 2001 World Trade Center Attacks
American Conflicts: Detroit race relations, deindustrialisation and urban decay; The 'wall' and immigration conflicts; Gun Crime

Half term 5 (5 weeks)

SKILLS
Countries, continents, Grid references, map symbols and compass points
Relief and cross sections
Distance and scale
Mapping and GIS L6-9 Geography fieldwork investigation

Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)

GCSE Theme 1: Landscapes and Physical Processes
Chapter 1 - Distinctive Landscapes
Chapter 2 - Landform processes and changes
*Continues into Y10

Year 10

Term

Geography Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)

Theme 1 Landscapes and Processes
Chapter 1 - Distinctive Landscapes
Chapter 2 - Landform Processes and Change
Chapter 3 - The Flooding Issue
*starts in end of year 9

Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)

Theme 2 Rural-Urban Links
Chapter 1 - Population and Rural-Urban Change
Chapter 2 - Population and Urban Change
Chapter 3 - Global Cities
*Goes into the next half term

Half term 3 (6 weeks)  
Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)

Theme 3 Tectonic Landscapes and Hazards
Chapter 1 - Tectonic Processes and landforms
Chapter 2 - Vulnerability and hazard reduction

Half term 5 (5 weeks)  
Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)

Theme 5 Weather, Climate and Ecosystems
Chapter 1 - Climate Change during the Quaternary
Chapter 2 - Extreme Weather
Chapter 3 - UK Weather and Climate
Chapter 4 - Ecosystems
Chapter 5 - Ecosystems and people

Year 11

Term

Geography Curriculum Overview

Half term 1 (7 weeks)

Fieldwork and Skills - Paper 3
Data Collection
Fieldwork booklet: Theory; methodology; data presentation; analysis; conclusion

Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)

Theme 6 Development and Resource Issues
Chapter 1 - Global Inequalities
Chapter 2 - Water resources and their management
Chapter 3 - Regional Economic Development
*Goes into next term

Half term 3 (6 weeks)  
Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)

Theme 8 Environmental Challenges
Chapter 1 - Consumerism and its impact on the environment
Chapter 2 - Management of Ecosystems

Half term 5 (5 weeks)  Revision and Exam
Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)