Thomas Keble Geography Key Stage 3

Geography KS3



The units studied are as follows:

Year 7

  • Introduction to Geography: understanding the different aspects of human, physical and environmental geography.
  • Population and Migration: understand why people move around the world. Thinking about the factors behind these moves.
  • Impossible Places: understanding how sequences of events and activities in the physical and human world lead to change in places.
  • Adventure Landscapes: understanding how sequences of events in the physical world lead to changes in places and landscapes.
  • Development: understand that development is a complex issue and how it varies globally.
  • Rivers and Flooding: understand the physical processes that shape rivers and think about how humans can manage rivers.  This unit will include a study visit to the Forest of Dean to study river processes.

Year 8

  • Fantastic Places: understand and appreciate the fascinating world we live in.
  • Globalisation and Fashion: explore how the world is connected and how the fashion industry is global.
  • China: understand the social, economic, political and environmental dynamics of China.
  • Ecosystems: describe and explain the characteristics of a forest environment, evaluating the impacts humans have on this ecosystem.  This unit will include a study visit to Westonbirt Arboretum.
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes: understand tectonic processes and the impacts these processes have on humans.

Year 9

  • Weather and Climate: understand the complex ideas behind the world’s weather.
  • Resourcing the Planet: explore how important it is to try and ensure we have enough resources globally.
  • Icy World: examine the complex environment of Antarctica and consider the opportunities the continent presents for humans.
  • India: to explore the physical and human Geography of India: an Asian Super Giant Awakens.
  • Oceans: understand the physical and human processes that cause changes to the ocean ecosystems.
  • Is the future sussed? A study of sustainable urban living including traffic management, a study of the sustainability of our local area and an evaluation of eco-towns and sustainable communities. This unit will include a local fieldwork investigation.