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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 Geography
Term 1An Introduction to Geography/Making and Mapping Connections  
An Introduction to Geography Map Skills - Making and mapping connections At the start of this unit pupils will be introduced to human, physical and environmental geography. This unit also introduces pupils to essential map skills and encourages them to discover their own local, national and global connections. Pupils are challenged to present information on maps whilst developing an understanding of height, scale and direction.
Assessment: End of unit written test (50 mins) Students will be assessed on their knowledge and understanding of human and physical geography, grid references, height, scale and direction.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Settling Down   
Settling Down - This unit is about settlements. The villages, towns and cities we live in. Using Aylesbury as a Case Study, pupils explore settlement growth patterns, the ways in which the settlement has changed over time and possibilities for future development.
Assessment: End of unit written test (50 mins) Students will be assessed on settlement growth patterns, the ways in which settlements in the UK have changed over time and future development.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Exploring Britain   
Exploring Britain - Pupils learn about the countries and nations that make up the British Isles. They study Britain’s physical landscape as well as key elements of the region’s human geography. These include examples of urban and rural areas as well as the types of economic activity found in Britain nowadays.
Assessment: ICT Assessment Task (2x50 minute lessons) The assessment focuses on the promotion of Britain through the tourism industry. Students will be assessed on their knowledge of both human and physical attractions in Britain and will need to consider the diversity of attractions in Britain that could be of interest to tourists.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Our Restless Planet   
Our Restless Planet - Pupils are being introduced to some of nature’s most destructive hazards; earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. They learn about their causes, their immediate and long-term effects and they develop an understanding of how humans respond to them.
Assessment: End of unit written test (50 mins) Students will be assessed on the causes and effects of destructive hazards such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Students will be required to show an understanding of their immediate and long-term effects and how humans respond to them. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Rivers and Floods    
Rivers and Floods - Pupils will examine the river processes and the formation of river landforms created by both erosion and deposition. Pupils will examine the physical and human causes of flooding. They investigate local and national consequences of this phenomenon and use geographical skills to study the measures put in place to reduce the effects of flooding.
Assessment: End of unit written test (50 mins) Students will be assessed on their understanding of the physical and human causes of flooding, the effects of flooding and measures put in place to reduce the effects of flooding. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6The World of Sport  
The World of Sport - This is an end of year project. Pupils will look at ways in which sport can link people and places around the world. This project will involve a range of concepts such as globalization and the sustainability of global events such as the Olympic Games.
Assessment: End of year exam: In class written assessment (50 mins) Students will be assessed on the ways in which sport can link people and places around the world. And on concepts such as globalization and the sustainability of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Key Words and Terms
 

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