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 Overview Topic Unit content
Term 1 Tourism Fascinating geographical places around the UK with a focus on numeracy and map skills in Geography
Term 2 Manchester The geological history of the Earth, the story of Manchester, Stretford fieldwork
Term 3 Plate tectonics 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 Overview Topic Unit content
Term 1 Natural resources and population Water as a natural resource and how it impacts on development
Factfulness A study into different ways to measure development and the current skewed view of global development
Term 2 Coasts The physical processes which shape our coastlines and create a dynamic environment
Term 3 Africa Addressing stereotypes of Africa and highlighting the physical landscape differences across the continent

 

Year 9

Year 9 Curriculum Overview Topic Unit content
Term 1 Race Across the World We will be virtually travelling from the UK to Singapore and exploring the necessities for travel, competing against each other to find the best route
Term 2 Colonialism Exploring the causes and impacts of colonialism on the formation of a development gap and the causation of ethnically diverse challenges
Term 3 Prisoners of Geography Investigating the impact of Geography on geopolitical events using a series of maps from Tim Marshall