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What will students study this term?

Year 7

During the summer term year 7 students will study ‘Ecosystems’ and ‘The Geography of My Stuff’.

In the ‘Ecosystems’ topic students will explore the location and features found in tropical rainforests and desert environments. Students will look into the interconnections between the rainforest as a natural resource and the products we use in our everyday lives.

In the ‘The Geography of My Stuff’ topic students will investigate where and how products are created and sold across the world. They will focus on the working conditions in the countries where these items are produced, and compare them to working conditions in the UK.

Year 8

During the summer term year 8 students will study ‘Natural Hazards’ and ‘The Geography of My Stuff’.  

In the ‘Natural Hazards’ topic students will look into the conditions needed to form natural hazards such as tornadoes and hurricanes. They will also look at the impacts these disasters have on different communities across the world.

In the ‘The Geography of My Stuff’ topic students will investigate where and how products are created and sold across the world. They will focus on the working conditions in the countries where these items are produced, and compare them to working conditions in the UK.

Year 9

Half term 1
Year 9 will begin the year studying ‘Disappearing Coastlines’. This topic investigates the impact of physical processes on coastlines in the UK and how they can be managed sustainably in order to reduce the social, economic and environmental effects. This will form the basis of a field study which will take place at in the second half of the summer term for students selecting Geography as a GCSE option.

Half term 2
This half term year 9 will continue to develop their geographical skills by looking at some more advanced techniques such as field sketching, measuring, recording and analysing geographical data, cartographic and statistical skills.

This will aid students in preparing for the geographical skills and applications paper at GCSE which will encompass a variety of transferable skills that are applicable across the key stage 3 and 4 curriculum.

What assessment will students do this term?

Half term 5

Year 7- End of year exam on all topics

Year 8- Causes and effects of natural hazards

Year 9- Disappearing Coastlines knowledge test

Half term 6

Year 7- The Geography of my stuff

Year 8- Transnational Corporations- Are they fair?

Year 9- End of year exam including a unit on each topic studied throughout year 9

What homelearning will be set this term?

Year 7 and 8

Students will be required to complete one of the following options during the summer term using the ‘Geography homelearning takeaway menu’. This will be posted on ‘Milk’ and google classroom.

Option 1: Two lemon and herb OR mild tasks with one hot OR extra hot task.

Option 2: Two hot OR extra hot tasks OR one of each.

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

Ensure students are completing all home learning tasks to a high standard and on time.

Use the following websites to revise in preparation for assessments:

BBC 1

BBC 2

BBC 3

Spend time on Earth maps (an app installed on students’ chromebooks)  so students become more familiar with different parts of the world.

Revising spellings for key terms.

Stay up to date with recent events in the news that are linked to our topic of study.

Year 8

Ensure students are completing all home learning tasks to a high standard and on time.

Revising spellings for key terms.

Stay up to date with recent events in the news that are linked to our topic of study.

Use the following websites to revise in preparation for assessments:

BBC 1

BBC 2

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.
  • Purchase the following recommended books in preparation for the GCSE course;
  • ‘GCSE Geography AQA 9-1 Fieldwork’ book from Amazon
  • ‘GCSE Geography AQA 9-1 Revision Guide’
  • ‘GCSE Geography AQA 9-1 Exam Practice’
  • 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 and 8

Should students wish to complete further homelearning in order to make further progress they should aim to complete more of the ‘hot’ and ‘extra hot’ tasks from the Geography homelearning takeaway menu.

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?

Year 7

Ecosystems

COTF

BBC

RAINFORESTS

BIOMES

Year 8

Natural Hazards

BBC

BBC 2

COOL GEOG

The Geography of My Stuff

BBC

QUIZLET

Year 9

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/coasts/

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/GCSE/AQA/Coastal%20Zone/Coastal%20zone.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/geography/physical_processes/coasts/revision/3/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z6bd7ty

http://www.geographyinthenews.org.uk/issues/issue-27/coastal-processes/ks3/

 

 

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