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In year 7:
Students cover a number of modules that introduce and develop geographical knowledge and skills needed throughout key stages 3 and 4. The course begins with the introduction to plans and maps, developing map reading skills, focusing on the geography in the UK as well as the wider world. Understanding and skills are expanded upon through the use of a number of different case studies. Human and physical geography topics are introduced including economic geography, population, rivers and flooding.
In year 8:
Students will build on and develop their geographical knowledge and skills from Y7. Students’ understanding in geography will increase when investigating key themes relating to the subject and the world around them, physical geography including coasts, weather and climate, environmental processes and systems and the interaction and conflict between humans and their environment. Human geography extends to allow the investigation and comparison of countries at different levels of development.
In year 9:
Students develop further analytical and evaluation skills investigating the reasons for and responses to development problems and the effects and response to hazards including earthquakes and volcanoes. They gain valuable GCSE experience through the study of plate tectonics and key environmental issues. Y9 students will also complete interactive coursework and fieldwork at Ashby School, supporting the Y9s summative assessment at the end of the year.
In geography this means:
In year 7
In year 8
In year 9