Geography Year 7
"Create a society where people matter more than things"
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The Geography Key Stage 3 course explores a wide variety of themes that include physical, human and environmental aspects of the world around us. Students are encouraged to learn about processes and the links between cause and effect. These skills not only help our students develop in this subject area but also that of other subject areas. Geography has much scope for cross-curricular opportunities in learning.
In Year 7 students study:
- What is Geography?
- Explore what the study of Geography entails. Examine the topics that the discipline deals with and investigates.
We examine the features, functions and processes of urbanisation. The topic culminates in a field trip to Carshalton High Street in order to carry out a local investigation. Findings are presented graphically in Maths lessons and students write up their findings in a group presenting them in poster form. These posters are peer assessed
How is the weather measured? How is it changing? How does weather impact on everyday life? How do hurricanes form? This topic also has an Independent Learning Project activity.
In this topic we explore the contrast in cultures between Britain (MEDC) and Kenya (LEDC). There is also an Independent Learning Project activity about resources.