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What will students study this term?

During half term three and four, year 7 are studying an extended topic called ‘Exploring India.’ This umbrella topic encompassess the study of the country and its geographical location, as well as a range of human and physical features that lie within it. We will hone in on the climate, population, development and tourist industry within the country, as well as the advantages and disadvantages that these bring to it’s inhabitants.

During half term three and four, year 8 are studying a similar extended topic called ‘Exploring Africa’. Students will study the continent and its geographical location, as well as a range of human and physical features that lie within it. We will focus on the climate, population, development and tourist industry, as well as the advantages and disadvantages that these bring to it’s inhabitants.

Year 9

Half term 1 and 2

Year 9 will begin the year studying ‘The Rise of China’. This topic encompasses both the human and physical geography of China, with a focus on the impacts of China’s rapid industrial growth and dramatic changes in to the population in recent decades.

Within this topic, students will explore China’s demographics and location and the opportunities and challenges these present to the country. We will look into the implications of China’s one child policy on the population structure and the consequences of industrial growth on the community and the environment. As well as this, we will also consider why China’s younger generation are migrating from rural to urban areas and how China has attempted to implement methods of sustainable development.

What assessment will students do this term?

Half term 3
Year 7- The location, climate and population of India
Year 8- The location, climate and population of Africa
Year 9- Knowledge test on ‘The Rise of China’

Half term 4
Year 7- India’s human environment
Year 8- Africa’s human and physical environment
Year 9- Knowledge test on ‘The Rise of China’

What homelearning will be set this term?

Half term 3 Year 7
Question compass worksheet
Research on India’s climate
Revision of first half of unit 3 in preparation for mid-topic assessment

Half term 3 Year 8
Question compass worksheet
Research on farming in Kenya
Revision of first half of unit 3 in preparation for mid-topic assessment

Half term 4 Year 7
Tourist brochure (extended homelearning project)
Dharavi slum model project (extended homelearning project)

Half term 4 Year 8
A day in the life of the Maasai people (extended homelearning project)
African village model project (extended homelearning project)

Year 9

Students will be required to complete two tasks (one per half term) during the Autumn term using the ‘Geography homelearning takeaway menu’ PLUS two assessment preparation/revision tasks (one per half term). A new menu will be issued to students for every unit as the tasks are tailored to the current unit of study. These will be posted on ‘Milk’.

Tasks: Each group will be given ONE deadlines per half term as displayed on Milk and the second task will be to prepare for an upcoming assessment. For each deadline ONE task of choice should be completed. It is preferable that students choose tasks of varying difficulties e.g. one ‘lemon and herb’ and one ‘hot’ task.

What can we do at home to help with this term’s learning?

Year 7
Find resources e.g. lollipop sticks etc for the Dharavi slum model project
Producing revision resources in preparation for assessments e.g. revision cards, post it notes, key terms glossary etc.
Reinforcing map skills e.g. map reading, using compass directions and analysing data (climate graphs, population maps etc).

Year 8
Finding resources e.g. lollipop sticks etc for the African village model
Producing revision resources in preparation for assessments e.g. revision cards, post it notes, key terms glossary etc.
Reinforcing map skills e.g. map reading, using compass directions and analysing data (climate graphs, population maps etc).

Year 9
Ensure homelearning is being completed by the deadline (as seen on Milk).
Encourage students to revise at home in preparation for assessments.
Revise spellings and key geographical terminology.
Stay up to date with events in the news to enhance geographical knowledge.
Make use of the following websites to complete wider reading.

What extension project can students complete at home on this topic?

Year 7
Students can create a research file based on news stories written about India and explain how India is represented in the media.

GCSE practice questions (on request)

Year 8
Students can create a research file based on news stories written about India and explain how Africa is represented in the media. GCSE practice questions (on request)

Year 9

Should students wish to complete further homelearning in order to make further progress they should aim to complete an extra ‘hot’ or ‘extra hot’ task from the Geography homelearning takeaway menu.

Students can also look for exemplar material on the AQA GCSE Geography website to complete some exam practice.

Create a bank of revision cards for each unit of study to aid with revision.

What are some great websites that can help with this term’s studies?

Geography Kerboodle book 2.

BBC Bitesize

Ace Geography

National Geographic

Ordnance Survey

Find-out

NGKids

BBC Education

EEA Europa

Renewable Energy UK

Year 9

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/population/managing_population_rev3.shtml

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/GCSE/AQA/Population/Youthful/China.htm

https://quizlet.com/43212073/geography-case-study-gcse-chinas-one-child-policy-flash-cards/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zcx3dmn/revision/4

http://www.acegeography.com/glob—china-an-industrial-giant.html

 

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