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GEOGRAPHY

We aim to provide the students at Wigston Academy with a topical, challenging curriculum designed to equip them with an understanding of local, national & international issues, which shape their lives now and in the future. We aim to introduce them to the awe and wonder of the world, to enable them to understand how people are living and changing where they live, for the better and worse. We also want our students to understand what it means to live in a globalised world. We hope our students have a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility. We aim to produce students who are inquisitive and have developed the skills needed to work independently and collaboratively to be able to carry out research, analysis and presentation of information in a variety of forms. Students will leave in Year 9 with a lifelong interest in the world around them.

Course Content

Year 7

AUTUMN TERM

Map skills & Basic Geography
Oceans and continents
Direction, Map symbols
4&6 figure grid references
Development
What is development
How development is measured
LIDC, EDC and AC examples

SPRING TERM

Settlement
Types of settlement
Where people live
Greenfield and brownfield debate
Awesome adventures
What the continents are like
Different environments

SUMMER TERM

Population issues
How many people live in the world
Population control
Population the future
Is the world going to end?
Climate change
Global warming
How we can help the world

Year 8

AUTUMN TERM

Deadly earth
Earthquakes
Volcanoes
Tropical storms
Globalisation
Global brands
Sweatshops
Different industries

SPRING TERM

Geography issues
Deforestation
Food security
Sustainability
Super countries-country comparison
China
India
Russia

SUMMER TERM

Pole to Pole
A study of different places from the North to South Pole
Geog of Sport
Stadium location
Ethical sport
Olympics/World cup study

Year 9

AUTUMN TERM

Rivers & Coasts
Why they are important
What they are like
Problems they face
Amazing Geography
Film study
How Geography is shown in movies
How accurate film can be

SPRING TERM

Endangered ecosystems
World ecosystems
How they are different
Threats to ecosystems
GCSE intro Resources Reliance
What resources are
How are humans have an impact
Solving problems

SUMMER TERM

Controlled Assessment-Local Geography issue
Fieldwork
Field trip write up
Conclusions and evaluations
Glaciation
What a glacier is