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
PR1TourismFascinating geographical places around the UK with a focus on numeracy and map skills in Geography

Plate tectonics
The geological history of the Earth, the story of Manchester, Stretford fieldwork
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
PR1Race Across the WorldWe will be virtually travelling from the UK to Singapore and exploring the necessities for travel, competing against each other to find the best route
Prisoners of

Exploring the causes and impacts of colonialism on the formation of a development gap and the causation of ethnically diverse challenges

Investigating the impact of Geography on geopolitical events using a series of maps from Tim Marshall