Year 7

Year 7 Curriculum Plan – Geography

Curriculum Area: Humanities: Geography

National Curriculum 2017-18

Overview of Course Content

During Year 7 Geography lessons  the units of study will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Settlement pattern and urban growth
  • Cold Deserts – Polar regions explored
  • Weather theories and examples of extreme weather events



Overview of course content

Overview of assessment

Autumn 1

Unit of Work

Map skills


Baseline assessment

Autumn 2

Unit of Work




Written test: knowledge of settlement


Written knowledge test: urban regeneration


Spring 1

Unit of work

Cold Deserts



Written Assessment: Exam style question


Title: Which Polar Region should we save – the Arctic or Antarctica?


Spring 2

Unit of work

Cold Deserts


Summer 1

Unit of Work

Weather - Theory


Title: written test on weather theory


Title: Hurricane Katrina


Card Sort and investigation of why such a wealthy country experienced such devastating effects


Summer 2

Unit of Work

Wild Weather


Title: Tornadoes


Newspaper report on effects of tornado – case study recall