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Key Stage 3 – Geography

Benefits of Study
You will learn about and understand the world that you live in. Develop skills that will help you in other subjects and your future career. Get to complete field- work away from the classroom. In year 7 we undertake a walk into Chatham to compare the urban settlement pattern to the Burgess model. In year 8 we will either visit Calais and Le Touquet to compare Crime or do Coastal fieldwork in Reculver and Herne Bay. Geography encourages students to work as a team and to learn by seeing, investigating and not just listening and reading.

Assessment Structure
In all units, students will sit an end of unit test. In Years 7 and 8, assessment is based on end of unit tests and the end of year examination. In year 8 it is the same but you will have to do a Micro-climate project as well as the end of unit tests and end of year examination.

Synopsis of Study
Year 7 the following topics are taught:
Maps-skills, Exploring Britain, Settlement, Rivers, Weather and Climate and Africa.