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Newlands
Girls’ School

KS3

In Years 7 and 8 students have two hours of Geography a week and are taught in their tutor groups.          In Year 9 students have three hours of Geography a fortnight and are taught in mixed ability teaching groups.

The Geography National Curriculum requires students to cover seven key concepts:

  • Place
  • Space
  • Scale
  • Interdependence
  • Physical and human processes
  • Environmental action and sustainable development
  • Cultural understanding and diversity

The key concepts are covered throughout students’ study of Geography in KS3 by dividing Years 7, 8 and 9 into four sections, each with a conceptual theme which develops over the Key Stage as detailed in the table below:

  My World Shrinking World Threatened World Dangerous World
Year 7 Geographical Skills for Key Stage 3 Moving Stories - Why is the population of the UK changing? Africa - A study of continent facing environmental and social challenges

Too much water, too little water - A study of floods and droughts

 

Year 8 Why does it always rain? A study of the British climate

Going global - A study of the interconnected global fashion industry

 

Hot and bothered? - A study of climate change Risky World - A study of natural hazards
Year 9 Patterns of Crime in Maidenhead Is your dream holiday a nightmare in reality? - A study of the global tourist industry Can the rainforest be saved? A study of the Amazon forest Life on the edge - A study of extreme environments