What our students will learn in Year 8  

The year 8 curriculum feeds on from units studied in Year 7; students continue to build and improve locational knowledge and they can apply knowledge of emerging economies to issues of sustainability in a range of countries.

The year 8 curriculum starts to prepare for Year 9 as students will be able to apply knowledge and understanding of weather and ecosystems to the diversity of African landscapes. We explore the issue of sustainability in cities and deforestation in the Amazon.

Our termly overview 

Term  Topic Content Overview Vocabulary Vocabulary
1 & 2 Weather, Climate and Environment
  • Developing an understanding of the factors influencing the weather in the UK and how different ecosystems support a variety of flora and fauna
  • What is weather and climate?
  • What factors influence our weather?
  • Distribution of world biomes
  • Woodland ecosystems UK
  • Tropical Rain Forests
  • Extreme environments – Hot and Cold  
  • Temperature
  • Precipitation
  • Air Pressure
  • Wind
  • Humidity
  • Sunshine
  • Drought
  • Weather Stations
  • Stevenson Screen
  • Meteorology
  • Buoys
  • Forecast
  • Dew Point
  • Condensation
  • Convectional
  • Relief
  • Frontal
  • Anticyclones
  • Isobars
  • Dew
  • Frost
  • Fog
  • Wram Front
  • Warm Sector
  • Cold Front
  • Occluded Front
  • Climate Graph
  • Isotherms
  • Temperature
  • Latitude
  • Altitude
  • Prevailing Winds
3 & 4 Sustainable Living
  • Developing an understanding of issues around providing enough food, energy and water for an ever-growing global population.
  • Challenge of resource management: Food, energy, water
  • Climate Emergency
  • Plastics and Fashion
  • Mitigation
  • Sustainable Cities  
  • Atmosphere
  • Lithosphere
  • Biosphere
  • Hydrosphere
  • Sustainable Development
  • Global
  • Resources
  • Food Insecurity
  • Famine
  • Drought
  • Aid
  • Food Security
  • Over-nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Crude Oil
  • Oil Refinery
  • National Grid
  • Solar Power
  • Wind Power
  • Nuclear
  • HWP
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Tidal Energy
  • Biomass
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Change
  • Greenhouse Effect
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Predicted
  • Extreme
  • Global
  • Burden
  • Review
  • Mitigation
5 & 6  Africa – A Single Story?
  • Understanding Africa as a continent
  • Challenges and opportunities faced by a range of nations
  • Misconceptions
  • Population Distribution
  • Wealth and Poverty
  • Biomes
  • Nigeria: A Case Study  

 

  • Diversity
  • Economy
  • Disposable Income
  • Country
  • Continent
  • Physical Landscape
  • Natural Resources
  • Colonisation
  • Imperialist
  • Berlin Conference
  • Development 
  • Poverty
  • Wilderness
  • Life Expectancy
  • Income
  • Human Development Index (HDI)
  • Desert
  • Savanna
  • Rainforest
  • Migration
  • Desertification
  • Famine Vulnerability
  • Drought
  • Population Density
  • Sparsely Populated
  • Demographic Transition Model
  • Population Structure
  • Population Pyramid
  • Urbanisation
  • Push and Pull Factors
  • Trade 

For detailed information please click on the link below

Geography Curriculum Year 8

Recommended Reading to support the Year 8 Geography Curriculum

 

Useful links to online learning resources to support the Geography Curriculum 

 

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