Year 9 Geography Curriculum
|Topic||Further details about the topic|
What is the coastal zone?
What are the main coastal processes? (erosion, transport, deposition, weathering and mass movement)
What are the land forms of erosion?
What are the landforms of deposition?
How does vegetation affect the coast?
What are the cause and impacts of coastal erosion?
What are the world’s oceans?
What is an ocean bed?
Why are the oceans essential for life on Earth?
What is the Pacific garbage patch?
What are the solutions to the environmental problems in the oceans?
What is happening to sea level?
Why are tsunamis a threat?
What conflict is happening in the ocean?
What has happened to earth’s climate?
How has Climate changed in the past? (Natural Causes of climate change)
How are humans affecting the climate?
What are the impacts of climate change?
How are we responding to climate change? (Local and national)
How are we responding to climate change? (International)
What is development?
Rich world, poor world
How developed is Ghana?
World map activity
Mapping Development around the World
Using Spearman’s Rank
The development gap
Development of Ghana
Tackling the development gap
Small is Beautiful
China: A new super power
Past climate changes and glaciations have affected the much of Northern Europe and North America.
How do glaciers shape the landscape?
What are the landforms of glacial erosion and deposition?
How is modern day climate change effecting the glacial environment?
How are people using and managing glacial environments?
|Topic||Type of Assessment|
CAT 1 Exam – formal examination paper with differentiated questions covering the two topics covered in the first term.
|Formal examination paper with differentiated questions covering the four topics covered in the first two terms plus a section on population.|
CAT 2 Exam – formal examination paper with differentiated questions covering the four topics covered in the first two terms term and the development topic for the summer term.
Topical Geographical issues on various websites.
BBC news website on Geographical issues.
|Activity or trip||Day and time or term|
|Wednesday lunchtime: Room 201 at 1pm.|
Coastal Environments Fieldwork in Skegness
|5, 7 and 9 July|