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Teacher of Geography: Elaine Brunei - ebrunei@stpetersindependent.org.uk

KS3 Topics

Students follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Geography.  As students’ progress through the key stage, their growing knowledge of the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the link between human and physical processes and environments.

In year 9 topics are closely link to themes studied at GCSE to ensure students have a good knowledge and understanding of the key content should they opt to study Geography in Year 10. Students study a range of topics using case studies from around the world with a particular focus on Africa and Asia.


GCSE Geography

The Geography curriculum encourages and enables our students:

  • To use knowledge and understanding of geographical aspects of the UK and the wider world to describe, explain and analyse physical and human characteristics of places
  • To describe, explain and analyse connections within and between physical and human processes and features
  • To identify and analyse geographical patterns at a range of scales and explain the changes that result
  • To use a wide range of geographical skills including data collected from fieldwork
  • To understand their own place within the world and how they can impact on local, national and international issues

Unit 1: Living with the physical environment

Section A

  • Natural Hazards
  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Weather Hazards
  • Climate Change

Section B

  • Ecosystems
  • Tropical Rainforests
  • Hot Deserts

Section C

  • UK physical landscapes in the UK
  • Coastal landscapes in UK
  • Glacial landscapes in the UK

Unit 2: Challenges in the human environment

Section A

  • Urban growth
  • Urban growth in the UK
  • Urban sustainability

Section B

  • Economic Development
  • Strategies for reducing the development gap
  • Economic development in the World

Section C

  • Resource Management
  • Resources in the UK
  • Water

Unit 3: Geographical applications

Issue evaluation

Fieldwork – producing a project based on fieldwork