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Year 9 Geography Curriculum

  Topic Further details about the topic
Autumn Term
1 Coastal Environments

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?

  • A case study of coastal erosion – Holderness coast
  • How are coasts managed? Hard and soft engineering
2 Oceans

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?

Spring Term
1 Climate Change

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)

2

Development

What is development?

Rich world, poor world

How developed is Ghana?

World map activity

Mapping Development around the World

Development Project

Using Spearman’s Rank

The development gap

Development of Ghana

Tackling the development gap

Small is Beautiful

Summer Term
1

China

China: A new super power

  • China today
  • Made in China
  • Bought by china
  • Mobile china
  • Contrasting china
  • Sustainable china
  • One in a billion
2 Glacial Environments

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?

Assessment

  Topic Type of Assessment
CAT 1

Coastal Environments
Global Oceans

CAT 1 Exam – formal examination paper with differentiated questions covering the two topics covered in the first term.
Formative assessment will take place within the teaching of the two units’ work. Two pieces of work from each unit will be assessed formatively.

 

Climate Change
Development

Formal examination paper with differentiated questions covering the four topics covered in the first two terms plus a section on population.
CAT 2

Development
China

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.
Formative assessment will take place within the teaching of the two units’ work. Two pieces of work from each unit will be assessed formatively.

Main Resources

Resource Details Term
Text book

GEOG.3 textbook.

All
Recommended Reading

Topical Geographical issues on various websites.

BBC news website on Geographical issues.

All
Recommended Websites

 

www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/geography

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

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

 

All
Equipment Pencil crayons, ruler, pen, pencil, atlas.  

Enrichment opportunities

Activity or trip Day and time or term

Geography club

Wednesday lunchtime: Room 201 at 1pm.

Coastal Environments Fieldwork in Skegness

5, 7 and 9 July 

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