Geography Key Stage 3

Welcome to the humanities department; at Stretford High, we deliver a combined Humanities programme consisting of Geography, History and Religious studies. Our aim is to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world in which we live.

Students have two forty-five minute lessons each week as part of their Humanities curriculum. Links between the three subjects are identified and embraced in the amalgamated humanities programme of study. All programmes meet the requirements of the national curriculum.

Year 7

Year 7 Curriculum OverviewTopicUnit content
PR1The Geography of Us

Fantastic places (UK)
The geological history of the Earth, the story of Manchester, Stretford fieldwork

Fascinating geographical places around the UK with a focus on numeracy skills in Geography
PR2Fantastic places (world)

Plate tectonics
Fascinating geographical places around the world with a focus on map skills in Geography

Structured and creative writing regarding the formation of the Earth as it is today, with case studies of volcanic and seismic events


Year 8

Year 8 Curriculum OverviewTopicUnit content
PR1Natural resources

Water as a natural resource and how it impacts on development

A study into different ways to measure development and the current skewed view of global development

The physical processes which shape our coastlines and create a dynamic environment

Addressing stereotypes of Africa and highlighting the physical landscape differences across the continent


Year 9

Year 9 Curriculum OverviewTopicUnit content
PR1Climate Change

Extreme weather (UK)
An understanding into the most pressing issue of our time and ways to manage this on a local to global scale

Extreme weather in the UK, forming in depth case studies of the 'Beast from the east' and the summer 2018 heatwave
PR2Extreme weather (global)

Global extreme weather, forming in depth case studies of recent global weather events

Russia and China as global powers and their impact on the globe; socially, economically, environmentally and politically
March - July Inquiry Question:
Where was Saroo from?
Geography of India.
Lion book/film as source analysis.
GIS/Google Earth overview - fly through projects.
Development projects - role of NGOs vs government led projects.
Global migration patterns.