Geography is, in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living. Learning through geography - whether gained through formal learning or experientially through travel, fieldwork and expeditions - helps us all to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible citizens and employees.
Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups underlie much of the newer developments in human geography.
Why is Svalbard so fantastic? Why does Molly move? Is Stonehenge a disgrace and what on Earth is The Totem Pole?
Why do some landscapes encourage adventurous activities? The unit looks at Cheddar Gorge and the Isle of Skye and includes an assessment where students choose one Adventure Landscape to investigate.
Deserts, Arabs and oil.
Where is the Middle East and what does it look like? What is the distribution and density of the population of The Middle East? What are deserts? How do Middle East countries compare in terms of development? Why is oil so important?
What makes the climate change? How does climate change affect people around the World? What can we do about it?
What is modern day China really like? How is China's rapid economic growth affecting all of us? What is the population profile of China? What is the one child policy? What products does China make for export? Why are so many foreign firms moving to China? Who does China trade with?
The Glastonbury Festival explored through maps. How environmentally friendly is it? Where would you site a festival to avoid the risk of flooding? What positive and negative impacts do festivals have on local communities?
Food for thought.
Where does our food come from? Can we change our consumption patterns to more sustainable ones? What different types of agriculture are there and where are they located?
Out of Africa
How does North, Central and Southern Africa vary? Why are people moving to African cities? What is the impact of Aid trade and investment in Africa? How does Africa make money? What are the savannah and rainforests?
Nine time Zones, Two Continents, 150 million people. Russia.
Where is Russia nd what does it look like? What is Russia’s climate like? What is Russia’s population like and where do they live? How does life in rural Russia compare to urban Russia? Why is energy important to Russia?
What is tourism and why does it bring so many visitors to Devon? Why are the passengers in row 15 on their way to Thailand? What impacts does tourism have on Thailand?
Key stage three Geography assessment.
Each unit is assessed using and IDEAL assessment, it encourages students to develop five key skills: Identifying key human and physical geographical features. Describing the human and physical environment. Explaining how and why the world is the way it is. Applying what they have learned to unfamiliar places. Linking different aspects of geography together.