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Year 8

Year 8 Curriculum Plan – Geography

Curriculum Area: Humanities: Geography

National Curriculum 2017.18

Overview of Course Content

During Year 8 Geography lessons  the units of study will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Population, China and Migration
  • Tropical rainforest and global ecosystem and rivers
  • Hazards: earthquakes and volcanoes

 

 

Overview of course content

Overview of assessment

Autumn 1

Unit of Work

Population

 

Title:  How does the world’s population change? – population pyramids

 

Written test

 

Autumn 2

Unit of Work

China

 

Migration

Title: How effective was China’s One Child Policy.

 

Should we give aid?

 

Spring 1

Unit of Work

Tropical Rainforest

 

Written test: structure of the rainforest

 

Title: Chico Mendez

 

Murder mystery investigation – who killed Chico Mendez

 

Spring 2

Unit of Work

Hot Deserts

 

 

Title: Written test on deserts and desertification

Summer 1

Unit of Work

Hazards

 

 

Title: tectonics test

 

Extended writing / exam style question#

Why did Mrs Endo die?

 

Summer 2

Unit of Work

Hazards

 

Title: Mt St Helens