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In KS3 we aim to encourage our students to be inquisitive about people and places and their role within the local area, country and the wider world.
We want our students to understand the impacts of their decisions and the importance of living in a sustainable way in an increasingly fragile environment.
In Geography, students consider how they can contribute to making the world:
- A fairer place
- A more prosperous place
- A safer place
- A healthier place
- A biodiverse place
Students develop a wide range of skills, such as decision making, communication, organisation, teamwork, critical evaluation, problem solving and the use of technology to aid their learning and understanding of geography.
On completing KS3, students will have developed the necessary knowledge and understanding to progress onto GCSE and A Level where they will examine geographical concepts in greater depth.
At KS3 geography is studied for two hours a week investigating both human and physical topics at various scales and locations.
|Autumn 1 & 2
|Africa (A continent of contrasts) “Africa is a poor country” A Continent based topic breaking down the stereotypes we often have about Africa and understanding it as a diverse location.
|Theme: All 5 to be covered
|Spring 1||Spring 2
|Weather and Climate||Settlement
|Investigating how weather and climate differ across the world and how they impact on our lives.||Why are settlements located where they are and how do they develop over time?
|Theme: A safer place||Theme: A more prosperous place
|What happens when a settlement is struggling? How can the lives of people be improved through regeneration?
|Theme: A prosperous place A Fairer place
GCSE Geography is a one year option course during which you will have five lessons a week. You will study three units; physical geography, human geography and controlled assessment.
We use a range of assessment methods from individual research tasks, group based activities where reports, essays or presentations are produced and end of topic tests. We also carry out fieldwork investigations to collect data and develop geographical skills. Students are encouraged to reflect on their work and progress through peer- and self- assessment as well as regular verbal and written feedback.
Students are given a mixture of short and extended homework tasks based on the topic they are investigating. Qualities which will help them achieve success in these tasks include;
- Being inquisitive about the world we live in and having an awareness of current affairs
- Asking geographical questions
- Carrying out independent research (not just copy and paste)
- Using key geographical terminology
- Challenging themselves and taking risks with work
How parents can help
- Ask students about what they studying in Geography at the moment
- Encourage them to watch the news, appropriate documentaries and discuss current affairs
- When visiting locations discuss the geography that they can observe
- Testing students on key terms (spelt correctly) and case study information
- Check their planners making sure they have completed homework on time and to a high quality