Geography


Year 7

What will your child be studying?

  • What is Geography?
  • Investigate global climate change.
  • Geographical skills.
  • What should we do with all of our waste?
  • World population growth and issues.
  • Hydrology and drainage basins.
  • Extreme weather – flooding.

How will your child be assessed?

  • Teacher assessment of key pieces of work.
  • Teacher assessment of key skills used.
  • Student self-evaluation.
  • Peer assessment.

How can you help your child?

  • Check that each week homework is completed and to an appropriate standard.
  • Encourage your child to use atlases and maps, or to lead family walks using maps.
  • Conversations with your child about their learning.
  • Watch the BBC newsround program or read the ‘First News’ paper - discuss examples of Geography in the news.

Supportive resources and websites

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/

www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/ks3/

www.georesources.co.uk/

www.mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/

Year 8

  • Natural hazards: 2010 Haiti Earthquake & 2004 tsunamis.
  • Europe and migration within the European Union.
  • Glaciations and landscapes of Swaledale.
  • World development and inequalities.
  • UK weather and climate.
  • Renewable energy solutions to climate change.

How will your child be assessed?

  • Teacher assessment of key pieces of work.
  • Teacher assessment of key skills used.
  • Student self-evaluation.
  • Peer assessment.

How can you help your child?

  • Check that each week homework is completed and to an appropriate standard.
  • Encourage your child to use atlases and maps, or to lead family walks using maps.
  • Conversations with your child about their learning.
  • Watch the BBC newsround program or read the ‘First News’ paper - discuss examples of Geography in the news.

Supportive resources and websites

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/

www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/ks3/

www.georesources.co.uk/

www.mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/