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Key Stage 3

Topics covered in Year 7

  • Map and atlas skills
  • How is our climate changing?
  • Africa
  • Moving Stories

Year 8

  • Tropical rainforest
  • Earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Water works
  • China


Pupils build on the knowledge, understanding and skills from Key Stage 2 and progress by applying their prior learning to new locations and concepts. They will also develop new skills including the use and creation of maps as well graphical skills. Pupils will develop the ability to describe accurately and to explain in depth by considering different points of view and different scales. They will also be challenged to consider further consequences and to add these to their explanations.
The pupils will be assessed regularly and the assessment will be in the format of the type they will experience in GCSE Geography.