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 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
September - November Inquiry Question:
What shapes the geography of Stretford High School?
Physical strand - small scale ecosystems. Primary weather data collection.
Human strand - migration, flow line maps.
Stretford diaspora, push pull factors, impact of migration.
November - MarchInquiry Question:
How is the climate changing the world?
Causes of climate changes - natural and physical.
Impact of climate changes - SEEP.
Arctic (ice sheet melt) /Maldives (sea level rise) case studies.
Future management of climate change - Paris Agreement.
March - JulyHow is the earth shaped by tectonic forces?Plate tectonic theory.
Earthquakes and volcanoes.

Effective management strategies in hazards zones (PPP)

Case studies - Japan, Nepal, Indian Ocean Tsunami.
Year 8 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
September - NovemberInquiry Question:
Does the earth have enough resources?
Water Water Everywhere unit.
Food, water, energy as medium of development.
Hodder resources.
Blue Gold, Black Gold.
GM crops.
Large/small scale hydro.
Fracking/renewables.
November - MarchInquiry Question:
What is life like at the coast?
Importance of coastal regions to trade and migration. Contrast with landlocked countries.
Processes, landforms, OS maps recognition.
Human and physical relationship.
UK coastal deprivation.
Butler model.
March - JulyInquiry Question:
How do deserts shape our world?
Desertification Pre-release.
Global atmospheric circulation.
Biomes.
North African migration to Europe as a result of environmental pressures.
VR element - Google Cardboard.
Year 9 Curriculum Overview (carrousel)ThemesUnit content
September - NovemberInquiry Question:
Was Hurricane Katrina a racist hurricane?
Hurricane Katrina previous schemes.
Tropical storm formation.
Global atmospheric circulation models.
Management of tropical storms.
HIC/NEE/LIC comparisons.
November - MarchInquiry Question:
How does conflict shape the planet?
Global geo-politics and superpowers (A Level AQA reading).
Russia and China focus.
Russian resources exploitation Arctic Gas.
Indigenous populations.
Trading routes.
Economic and Political trading groups - BRICS, G8, EEU
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.