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Years 7, 8 and 9

Curriculum Leader: Mrs L Scott

Subject structure:

All students in Years 7-9 study geography for two periods a week.

What we learn:

We want students to become responsible global citizens who are multi-skilled and inquisitive learners.

Year 7:

In Year 7 the programme of study is "Where are we?". We begin with an overview of our wonderful world and its fragility. We then focus on our local area to establish a sense of place, focusing on aspects such as location, geology, land use and local conflicts like tourism and quarrying, including a field study. We end the year with a look at the UK as an island and the geography of coasts.

Year 8:

In Year 8 the programme of study is 'I'm a Geographer get me out of here!'. We aim to develop a sense of place and scale as we move away from the local area to explore our connections with other parts of the world. Our topics include the Global Marketplace and the exploitation of labour, the hot deserts of Africa, volcanoes in Asia, as well as the growth of tourism across both Africa and Asia. We finish the year with a study into weather and flooding and their impact on the UK.

Year 9:

In Year 9 the programme of study is 'Where are we going?' and focuses on human and physical processes which have a global impact. Our units of work begin with an introduction to the world’s Super Powers, Middle East, Rainforests, Future Living, Great Barrier Reef and conclude with some case studies of key Super Powers. We encourage students to raise money to adopt an orphaned orangutan - orangutans are facing extinction through the deforestation of rainforests for palm oil plantations.