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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)  

OpenEvening2 202021

 

This Autumn we are unable to hold a traditional Open Evening event. However, to aid prospective pupils and their families get to know our school we have created the following:

  1. A dedicated webpage sharing information with parents https://www.nwhs.uk/home/openevening

  2. Videos depicting school life. These will be released over the coming weeks

  3. We will be opening our doors for socially distanced tours. These take place on the following dates and times:

    1. Monday 12th October – Thursday 15th October: 4pm-7pm

    2. Monday 19th October – Thursday 22nd October: 4pm-7pm

    3. Friday 23rd October: 9am-4pm

To book a tour please visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/north-walsham-high-school-open-evening-tours-2020-tickets-123621775057 

We know choosing a secondary school is an incredibly important decision and we hope what we have created allows you to make an informed choice.

If you have any questions, please do get in contact.

Mr James Gosden

Headteacher

gosdenj@nwhs.uk