Curriculum Outline

Year 7

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Topic 1 – Core Knowledge

What is Geography?

Looking the Middle East/Asia.

Comparing to other places in the world.

Topic 2 – Map Skills

What are physical, human & environmental geography?

How do we use maps?

Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
Topic 3 – Weather and Climate

Looking at different types of weather around the world.

Climate graphs.

Depressions & anticyclones.

Topic 4 – Kenya

Looking at the physical and political aspects of the country. Looking at migration within Kenya. On safari and eco-tourism.

Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
Topic 5 – Climate Change

Looking at the factors that cause climate change around the world. Developing an understanding of the causes of climate change. What the future holds for our climate.

Topic 6 – Tropical Rainforests

Looking at TRFs and their structure.

Considering the impacts on TRFs and palm oil.

Fieldtrip to Chester Zoo.

 

Year 8

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Topic 1 – Volcanoes

Looking at plate tectonics. Studying how volcanoes are formed. The dangers of volcanoes. Why people live in volcanic areas. Volcanoes around the world.

Topic 2 – Earthquakes

Looking at where earthquakes occur around the world. Looking at the impacts and effects of earthquakes. Earthquake case studies.

Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
Topic 3 – Rivers

The water cycle.

Looking at the journey of a river from source to mouth.

River landforms.

Fieldtrip to Wepre Park.

Topic 4 – Japan

Studying the physical and human aspects of Japan. Looking at their traditional way of life and how it is combined with their modern society.

Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
Topic 5 – Extreme Environments

What are extreme environments?

The Himalayas. Deserts. Antarctica.

Topic 6 – Settlements and Industry

Studying the different settlement types. Looking at their traditional structure and how it is in their modern society. Focusing on case studies including Brazil and Iceland.