Department Staff:
 
Head of Department:
Miss Helen Lougher
 
Geography Teacher Key Stage 3 & 4:
Miss Anwen Howells
 
Key Stage 3: Year 7,8 & 9

YEAR 8

 Term 1: Map Skills, Amazon Rainforest
 Term 2: The European Union, France, Comparing two tourism area Skiing in Chamonix and Mallorca
 Term 3: The school’s microclimate, The effect of out-of- town shopping centres

KEY ASSESSMENTS

 Term 1: Map skills test What is the future of the Amazon Rain Forest?
 Term 2: Effects of skiing in Chamonix Tourism in Mallorca
 Term 3: The school’s microclimate Locating an out-of-town shopping centre in the local area

YEAR 9

 Term 1: Atlas skills, River processes and landforms.
 Term 2: Natural hazards, Drug and farming industry in Afghanistan.
 Term 3: Effects of climate change on the Maldives, Peru – LEDC.

KEY ASSESSMENTS

 Term 1: Atlas skills test – physical and human characteristics 2. Does the Ogmore River change from the source to the mouth?
 Term 2: Haiti earthquake Article on the effect of the drug industry in Afghanistan and the UK.
 Term 3: What does the future hold for the Maldives? Peru – solving problem test

SKILLS
 
Locating places, environments and patterns, Understanding places, environments and processes, Researching, Communication, Applying Number, Literacy, ICT, Working with others, Improving performance, Problem Solving, Developing Thinking.

AIMING HIGHER

Pupils are able to complete extension tasks in order to improve on their knowledge and understanding of the themes studied during lessons along with ability to gain further help during lunch hours. Pupils are also encouraged to question independently within the themes that are studied and discover answers to present in the Key Assignments. Use the Thinking Planners when planning and organising information.

HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT YOUR CHILD IN GEOGRAPHY

Encourage your child to follow instructions and the level grid carefully in order to see what needs to be done in order to reach their target levels or higher. Visit geographical sites such as Dan-yr-Ogof caves, Ystradfellte waterfalls in order to deepen and widen your child’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject. Check your Childs Contact Book regularly.