Years 7 – 9 Geography

Geography allows students to orientate themselves in the wider world. It shows how the physical structure of earth has come into being and assesses the degree of respect humans show in their interaction with this environment at different levels.

The geography course runs along the line of the National Curriculum KS 3 course. It comprises a mix of physical and human geography units.

Geography allows students to orientate themselves in the wider world. It shows how the physical structure of earth has come into being and assesses the degree of respect humans show in their interaction with this environment at different levels. Geography allows students to think about and assess the impact of human societies in their localised physical environment. Linkage and integration of Human with Physical aspects of Geography are a fundamental learning feature of the course, drawing upon case examples and field study in Malaysia and neighboring countries, whilst striving to offer perspectives from all 7 continents.

Engaging Students on World Issues

The course seeks to engage the students and encourage them to think about issues which affect and impact upon the world they live in.

A range of appropriate fieldwork opportunities are being developed.

Geography topics

YEAR 7 : Mapwork, Football, Tectonics, Settlement, Rivers

YEAR 8: Coasts, Crime, Ecosystems, Brazil, People and resources

YEAR 9

Topic 1 : Development
Key ideas- What is development?
How do we measure development?
Indicators of development
What is poverty?
Mapping development
The development gap

Case studies- Ghana country study, Akosombo dam

Topic 2 : Tourism
Key ideas- What is tourism?
Different types of tourism
Sustainability
The tourist industry

Fieldwork based on the local area forms the basis for the majority of this unit

Topic 3: Local actions, global effects
Key ideas / topics- The global environment
Rhine case study
National Parks case study
Antarctica case study

Discussions and debates on global environmental issues at a range of geographic scales are integral to this unit.

Resources

Appropriate key geographical textbook and teachers resource book along with CD ROM.

Assessment

Assessment takes place via a range of formats including:

  • End of unit tests
  • Quizzes
  • Group and individual enquiries
  • Presentations as well as ongoing class-work.

Linkage and integration of Human with Physical aspects of Geography are a fundamental learning feature of the course, drawing upon case examples and field study in Malaysia and neighboring countries, whilst striving to offer perspectives from all 7 continents.