This is an overview of the Geography curriculum at Workington Academy.
|Autumn Term||Winter Term||Summer Term|
|Key Stage 3|
|Year 7||What is Geography?To identify pupils individual Geography and to enhance their understanding of human, physical and environmental geography.Map SkillsTo enhance map skills (grid references, scale, height, relief, symbols etc.)||Ecosystems –comparing environmental regions of Africa, Russia, Asia and the middle East.Settlement (FW) Pupils should understand why settlements emerged, the difference between hamlets, villages, towns and cities. Could also look at rural-urban transect?||Local Action, Global Effect – looking at what the environment is, why we have a responsibility to manage it (lake District e.g.) and how we are destroying it e.g. Rhine.Region of the world case Study – Looking at the social, environmental and economic features of one of the following regions Africa, Russia, Asia (including China and India) and the Middle East.|
|Year 8||Geography of Sport.Pupils could look at the relationship between sport, wealth and development. Could focus on the legacy of the Brazil 2014 world cup or look forward to the next Olympics in Rio?
Rocks and Soils
Pupils understand the geological timescale, formation of soil and different types of rocks.
|WeatherPupils understand major climate controls at different scales. They must understand how key weather is formed e.g. hurricanes, depressions, anticyclones.
To understand how the sea shapes the coast and the impact this has on society, economy and environment. Must understand how key features are formed and how the coast is managed.
|Global issuesUsing natural resourcesTo understand how we are using natural resources across the world (Russia, Asia, Middle East and Africa) and how this impacts society, the environment and the economy.
Region of the world case Study – Looking at the social, environmental and economic features of one of the following regions Africa, Russia, Asia (including China and India) and the Middle East.
|Year 9||Tourism To understand the different economic sectors.To understand the role tourism plays in the lake District national park.
To understand how the land around us was formed during glacial periods. Could do GIS fieldwork? Group research projects?
|PopulationHow and why has population changed? Look at examples from Africa, middle East, Asia and Russia. Consider population checks.
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
To understand the cause, impact and response to earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.
|RiversTo understand how rivers can shape the land and vice versa. To know the impact of rivers on society, the environment and economy and how humans manage them.
Development – Comparing human characteristics of Asia, Russia, Africa and the Middle East and identifying reasons for this.
|Key Stage 4|
|Year 10||Restless EarthClimate and Change||Consuming resourcesExtreme Environments||River Processes and PressuresPopulationConsuming resources|
|Year 11||GlobalisationBattle for the Biosphere||GlobalisationWater World||Changing Settlements of the UKDevelopment DilemmasThe Challenges of a rural world.
|Key Stage 5|
|Year 12||River floods and managementPopulation Change.||River floods and management.Energy Issues||Unit 2 PreparationHealth Issues|
|Year 13||Weather and ClimatePlate Tectonics and associated hazards||Weather and ClimateWorld Cities||Unit 3 Decision MakingDevelopment and Globalisation|