Geography - Year 7

Overview

In year 7 the geography schemes of work aim to build up the student’s knowledge and skills to be able to understand the world around them.


Course Content

Autumn Term

Students will begin the course by looking at what the study of geography entails, before progressing onto the understanding of river features, processes and landforms. In the second half of the term students will study economic geographical issues through the study of the global fashion industry.

Spring Term

Students will begin the term studying map skills in order to gain the confidence to uses and extract information from maps, globes and the use of atlas. In the second half of the term students will study weather and climate.

Summer Term

Students will begin the term looking at the evolution of desert landscapes and the part that humans play in these areas. In the second half of the term students will regional geography, by studying the geography of a Low Income Country (LIC) in Africa.


Homework

Homework will be set once a week in line with the school’s policy at KS3. It could be a creative, research or a learning homework depending on the nature of the material required to support the student’s work in class.


Assessment

Books will be marked in accordance with the school marking policy. End of unit tests and levelled pieces of work will be used to gauge progress throughout the year. There is a formal exam at the end of the year to determine the progress made in the year.


Useful Links and Information

CGP have compiled a useful revision guide which is a useful accompaniment to the course and will help with support on the course, homework and revision. The ISBN for this product is 9781841463926 if parents wished to purchase a copy for students. Copies are available in the school LRC.