The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 9 Geography Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic/key questions that will be explored

    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

    Glacial Environments

    China: A new super power

    China today

    Made in China

    Bought by china

    Mobile china

    Contrasting china

    Sustainable china

    One in a billion

    Spring Term

     

     

    1

    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?

    2

    Climate Change

    What has happened to earth’s climate?

    How has Climate changed in the past? 9Natural 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)

    Summer Term

     

     

    1

    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

    Development Project

    The development gap

    Development of Ghana

    Tackling the development gap

    Small is Beautiful

    2

    China

    China: A new super power

    China today

    Made in China

    Bought by china

    Mobile china

    Contrasting china

    Sustainable china

    One in a billion

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Coastal Environments

    Glacial Environments

    CAT 1 Exam – formal examination paper with differentiated questions covering the two topics covered in the first term.

    Summer Term

     

     

    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.

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term

    Text books

    Geog.3 textbook.

    All

    Recommended reading

    BBC news website to discover key Geographical topical issues

    Various articles on Geographical events from websites and newspapers

    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

    Pen, pencil, ruler, pencil crayons, atlas.

    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity or Trip

    Day and Term

    Geography club

    Wednesday lunchtime throughout the academic year. Room 201 at 1pm

    Coastal Environments Fieldwork in Skegness 23rd, 24th and 25th June 2020