Geography – Key Stage 3

Year 7

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnLocational Geography
UK & Europe
Major continents
All about the UK

Map Skills
Plans and Scale
Measuring Distance
4 and 6 figure grid references
O.S map symbols
Using an O.S Map and an Atlas

Geological timescales, Plate tectonics, rocks and soils

Rocks/Soils
What are rocks?
The rock cycle
Geo-logical time scales
Soils
Locational Geography Assessment (10% of the end of year grade).
SpringTectonics
An introduction to plate tectonics
Plate boundaries
Shield and composite volcanoes
Case study of the Mount St. Helens volcanic eruption
Super-volcanoes
Why live near a volcano?
What is an Earthquake
Earthquake case study
The earthquake through my eyes (creative writing in geography)

Coasts
Waves and tides
The waves at work
Landforms created by waves
Danger along the coast
Protecting our coast line
End of season exam on all learning so far (10% of the end of year grade).
SummerCoasts
Waves and tides
The waves at work
Landforms created by waves
Danger along the coast
Protecting our coast line
End of year exam - 80% of the end of year grade.

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
Demonstrate knowledge of locations, places,
processes, environments and different scales.
I can:
Begin to use maps of the world to identify the continents and major cities.

I can:
Begin to use maps and atlases to identify countries and key geographical features of the UK & Europe including Russia
I can:
Use maps of the world to identify some of the continents and major cities.

I can:
use maps and atlases to identify some countries and key geographical features of the UK and Europe including Russia
I can:
Use maps of the world to identify most of the continents and major cities.

I can:
use maps and atlases to identify most countries and key geographical features of the UK and Europe including Russia
I can:
Use maps of the world to identify all of the continents and major cities.

I can:
use maps and atlases to identify all countries and key geographical features of the UK and Europe including Russia
Demonstrate geographical understanding of concepts and processes.
I can :
Begin to understand key geographical processes.


Example - I can:
Name the processes involved in coastal erosion.
I can:
Understand some geographical processes.


Example - I can:
Describe some of the processes involved in coastal erosion.
I can:
Understand most geographical processes I have been taught.


Example - I can:
Describe most of the processes involved in coastal erosion.
I can:
Understand all geographical processes.


Example - I can:
Describe all of the processes involved in coastal.
Apply knowledge to different geographical issues by using key geographical skills.
I can:
Begin to apply a little knowledge to different geographical issues.

I can:
Begin to use graphs/charts/photographs to interpret simple information.
I can:
Apply some knowledge to different geographical issues.


I can:
Use graphs/charts/photographs to interpret simple information
I can:
Apply most of my knowledge to different geographical issues.

I can:
Use graphs/charts/photographs to interpret some complex information
I can:
Apply all of my knowledge to different geographical issues.

I can:
Use graphs/charts/photographs to interpret more complex information
Use of fieldwork and skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Attempt to conduct fieldwork and use limited skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Conduct fieldwork and use some skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Conduct fieldwork and use skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Conduct fieldwork and use skills to communicate my findings in more detail.

Year 8

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnLocational Geography
Asia’s physical and human geography its cities and mountain ranges/rivers.
The key environmental regions of the world

Weather and Climate
What causes the weather?
Measuring the weather
Hurricanes
The Formation of a hurricane
The location of tropical revolving storms around the globe.
Case study of Hurricane Katrina
Locational Geography Assessment (10% of the end of year grade). (10% of the end of year grade).
SpringPopulation
Key terms including birth rate and death rate.
World population growth
China’s One Child Policy
Sweden’s pro – natalist policy

Rivers
The water cycle
The 3 courses of a river
River landforms:
Waterfalls
Meanders
Ox-bow lakes
River flooding – causes, effects and responses. A recent case study of a flood.
End of season exam on work covered so far (10% of the end of year grade).
SummerEnd of year exam - 80% of the end of year grade.
2 end of topic tests make up the final 20%

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
Demonstrate knowledge of locations, places,
processes, environments and different scales.
I can:
Begin to use maps of the world to identify the key environmental regions.

I can:
Begin to use maps and atlases to identify countries and key geographical features of Africa
I can:
Use maps of the world to identify some of the key environmental regions.

I can:
use maps and atlases to identify some countries and key geographical features of Africa
I can:
Use maps of the world to identify most the key environmental regions.

I can:
use maps and atlases to identify most countries and key geographical features of Africa
I can:
Use maps of the world to identify all of the key environmental regions.

I can:
use maps and atlases to identify all countries and key geographical features of Africa
Demonstrate geographical understanding of concepts and processes.
I can :
Begin to understand key geographical processes.


Example - I can:
Name the processes involved in river erosion and transportation.
I can:
Understand some geographical processes.


Example - I can:
Describe some of the processes involved in river erosion and transportation.
I can:
Understand most geographical processes I have been taught.


Example - I can:
Describe most of the processes involved in river erosion and transportation
I can:
Understand all geographical processes.


Example - I can:
Describe all of the processes involved in river erosion and transportation
Apply knowledge to different geographical issues by using key geographical skills.
I can:
Begin to apply a little knowledge to different geographical issues.

I can:
Begin to use GIS to interpret simple information.
I can:
Apply some knowledge to different geographical issues.

I can:
Use GIS to interpret simple information
I can:
Apply most of my knowledge to different geographical issues.

I can:
Use GIS to interpret some complex information
I can:
Apply all of my knowledge to different geographical issues.

I can:
Use GIS to interpret more complex information
Use of fieldwork and skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Attempt to conduct fieldwork and use limited skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Conduct fieldwork and use some skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Conduct fieldwork and use skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Conduct fieldwork and use skills to communicate my findings in more detail.

Year 9

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnLocational Geography
Africa its countries, major cities and physical features.
The Middle East

Development and Urbanisation
Rich world & poor world
What is development and how do we measure it?
A case study of a developing country.

Urban Areas
What is urbanisation?
Mega- cities
Problems in mega cities
Squatter settlements
Case study of a squatter settlement in India – Dharavi
Locational Geography Assessment (10% of the end of year grade).
SpringUrban Areas
What is urbanisation?
Mega- cities
Problems in mega cities
Squatter settlements
Case study of a squatter settlement in India – Dharavi
Mid-season exam on everything covered so far (10% of the end of year grade).
SummerEco-systems
What is an eco-system?
The distribution of world eco-systems
Tropical rainforests and their characteristics
A case study of the Amazon rainforest
End of year exam 80% of the final grade

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
Demonstrate knowledge of locations, places,
processes, environments and different scales.
I can:
Begin to use maps of the world to identify the human and physical characteristics of Africa and the Middle East
I can:
Begin to use maps and atlases to identify countries and key geographical features of Africa and the Middle East
I can:
Use maps of the world to identify some of the human and physical characteristics of Africa and the Middle East
I can:
use maps and atlases to identify some countries and key geographical features of Africa and the Middle East
I can:
Use maps of the world to identify most of the human and physical characteristics of Africa and the Middle East.
I can:
use maps and atlases to identify most countries and key geographical features of Africa and the Middle East
I can:
Use maps of the world to identify all of the human and physical characteristics of Africa and the Middle east
I can:
use maps and atlases to identify all countries and key geographical features of Africa and the Middle East
I can :
Begin to understand key geographical processes.


Example - I can:
Name the processes involved in glacial erosion.
I can :
Begin to understand key geographical processes.


Example - I can:
Name the processes involved in glacial erosion.
I can:
Understand some geographical processes.


Example - I can:
Describe some of the processes involved in glacial erosion.
I can:
Understand most geographical processes I have been taught.


Example - I can:
Describe most of the processes involved in glacial erosion.
I can:
Understand all geographical processes.


Example - I can:
Describe all of the processes involved in glacial erosion.
Apply knowledge to different geographical issues by using key geographical skills.
I can:
Begin to apply a little knowledge to different geographical issues.

I can:
Begin to use statistical data to interpret simple information.
I can:
Apply some knowledge to different geographical issues.

I can:
Use statistical data to interpret simple information
I can:
Apply most of my knowledge to different geographical issues.

I can:
Use statistical data to interpret some complex information
I can:
Apply all of my knowledge to different geographical issues.

I can:
Use statistical data to interpret more complex information
Use of fieldwork and skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Attempt to conduct fieldwork and use limited skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Conduct fieldwork and use some skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Conduct fieldwork and use skills to communicate findings.
I can:
Conduct fieldwork and use skills to communicate my findings in more detail.
Course Information
Department
Geography

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