What our students will learn in Year 7  

Our work begins building on locational knowledge from Primary school learning. This is with the aim of ensuring that all students have good knowledge of continents, countries and places. Students will learn and practice map skills by looking at different countries. This programme of study will help students make sense of people and places using a wide range of geographic knowledge and skills.

Our termly overview 

Term  Topic Content Overview Vocabulary Vocabulary
1 & 2 Fantastic Places and Where to Find Them 
  • Developing locational place knowledge at a range of scales (Global, national and local)
  • What is a Geographer?
  • Human and physical geography
  • OS map skills
  • Geography of the UK/Europe/World
  • Environmental Quality Fieldwork  
  • Physical
  • Human
  • Environmental
  • Compass
  • Directions
  • Contrast
  • Favelas
  • 4 and 6 figure grid reference
  • Contour lines
  • Spot heights
  • Scale
  • Distance
  • Measure
  • Routes
  • Compass Rose
  • Reef
  • Enquiry
  • Environment
  • Visual Pollution
  • Noise Pollutions
  • Bar Graph
  • Conclusion
  • Evaluation
3 & 4 Shaping the Land
  • Developing knowledge of how our landscapes are shaped by river, coastal and glacial processes
  • Weathering and erosion
  • Rivers: physical processes and landforms, case study – River Severn
  • Coasts: physical processes and landforms, case study – Maldives
  • Glaciers – physical processes and landforms, case study - Norway  
  • Landscape
  • Uplands
  • Foreground
  • Land use
  • National Park
  • Ice Age
  • Geology
  • Rock Cycle
  • Igneous
  • Sedimentary
  • Metamorphic
  • Weathering
  • Erosion
  • Transportation
  • Deposition
  • Limestone Pavement
  • Gryke
  • Clints
  • V-Shaped River
  • Valley
  • River Channel
  • Source
  • Tributary
  • Confluence
  • Watershed
  • Mouth
  • Drainage Basic
  • Waterfall
  • Gorge
  • Meander
  • Floodplain
  • Cliff
  • Beach
  • Tombolo
  • Longshore Drift
  • The Pennines
  • Igneous Rock
  • Limestone
  • Glacier
  • Freeze-thaw
  • Weathering
  • Corrie
  • Scree
  • Tarn
  • Ice Sheet
5 & 6  Globalisation and Me
  • Developing an understanding of the changing economic world and how countries are coming more interdependent due to globalisation
  • Globalisation – how are we individually connected to the rest of the world?
  • India – Population, urbanisation including Dharavi slum, hopes for the future
  • China – Population including policy, urbanisation, issues and environmental concerns  
  • Brands
  • Possessions
  • Globalisation
  • Jungle
  • Trans-National Corporation
  • Sweatshop
  • Illegal
  • Labour
  • Supply Chain
  • Recession
  • Ethical
  • Sustainable
  • Chain Store
  • Central
  • Business
  • District
  • Town Centre
  • Disaster
  • Responsibility
  • Moral
  • Manufacturing
  • Globalisation
  • Connections
  • Communications
  • Infrastructure

For detailed information please click on the link below

Geography Curriculum Year 7

Recommended Reading to support the Year 7 Geography Curriculum

Useful links to online learning resources to support the Geography Curriculum 

 

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