Year 7

Curriculum Area: Humanities: Geography

National Curriculum 2016

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

Written knowledge test: traffic management - DME

Spring 1

Unit of work

Cold Deserts

Exam style question

Spring 2

Unit of work

Cold Deserts

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

Summer 1

Unit of Work

Weather - Theory

Title: written test on weather theory

Title: Tornadoes

Newspaper report on effects of tornado – case study recall

Summer 2

Unit of Work

Wild Weather

Title: Hurricane Katrina

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