What our students will learn in Year 9 

We build on our Year 7 and 8 knowledge examining ideas of globalisation, sustainability and development. Students revisit the rainforests, India and China and look at more landscapes that have been created by tectonic and physical processes.
We start to look forward to the GCSE course, covering key ideas about Living with the Physical Environment, The Challenges of the Human Environment and Geographical Applications.
 

Our termly overview 

Term  Topic Content Overview Vocabulary Vocabulary
1 & 2 Tectonics – The Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • Developing an understanding of how tectonic activity creates earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.
  • Examining the Social, economic and environmental effects of hazards.
  • Distribution of plate margins
  • Causes of earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Case studies of earthquakes: Nepal and New Zealand
  • Case studies of volcanoes: Mt Agung, Bali and Mt Kilauea, Hawaii
  • Japan Tsunami
  • Natural Hazard
  • Natural Disaster
  • Earthquake
  • Volcano
  • Pangea
  • Continental Drift
  • Lithosphere
  • Mountain Belt
  • Mid-Ocean Ridges
  • Ocean Trenches
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Destructive
  • Constructive
  • Conservative Plate Boundaries
  • Magma
  • Main Shock
  • Seismic Waves
  • Prediction
  • Preparation
  • Protection
  • Shield Volcano
  • Composite Volcano
  • Active
  • Dormant
  • Extinct
  • Prediction
  • Planning
  • Protection
3 & 4 Changing Populations
  • Developing an understanding of the growth of urbanisation across the globe
  • Challenges faced by megacities both rich and poor
  • Rural to Urban migration
  • Mega Cities
  • London – Challenges and opportunities
  • Fieldwork - Urbanisation  
  • Population
  • Population Growth
  • Census
  • Population Distribution
  • Population Density
  • Sparsely Populated
  • Densely Populated
  • Birth Rate
  • Death Rate
  • Natural Increase and Decrease
  • Industrialised
  • Demographic Transition Model
  • Population
  • Pyramid
  • Gender 
  • Development
  • Prediction
  • Proportion
  • Underpopulation
  • Overpopulation Policy
  • Migrant
  • Migration
  • Immigrant
  • Voluntary Migrants
  • Forced Migrants
  • Refugees
  • Push and Pull Factors
  • Deported
  • Illegal Migration
  • Urbanisation
  • Rural-To-Urban Migration
5 & 6  South America – the continent that has it all!
  • Developing their understanding of all previous units using examples found in the continent of South America
  • Geography of South America
  • The Amazon River
  • Economic Challenges
  • The Amazon Rainforest
  • Issues with Resources
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Links with Africa
  • Urbanisation  
  • Physical
  • Environmental
  • Human
  • Drainage Bain
  • Landforms
  • Long Profile
  • El Nino
  • Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu
  • Fold Mountain
  • Biodiversity
  • Deforestation
  • Carbon Sink
  • Megacity
  • Challenge
  • Opportunity
  • Rural Urban Migration
  • Planning Protection
  • Prediction
  • Monitoring
  • Lahar
  • GNI
  • HDI
  • Birth Rate
  • Death Rate
  • Urban Inequalities
  • Slums
  • Community
  • Despair
  • Hope
  • Beacon
  • Social Economic Challenges

For detailed information please click on the link below

Geography Curriculum Year 9

Recommended Reading to support the Year 9 Geography Curriculum

 

 

 

Useful links to online learning resources to support the Geography Curriculum 

 

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