Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
Students begin their Secondary Geography studies by asking the questions: What is geography? What are the different types of geography? Does the topic being studied cover the natural environment or the built environment? The textbook used, 'Geo 1, 2, 3', follows the skills and objectives required for the UK curriculum. As course content is often UK specific, some units of study have been adapted to suit the local environment. Students meet their objectives by engaging in a number of learning activities, including powerpoint presentations, project work, library research and practical work such as making volcanoes or modelling earthquakes.
Students study the following topics:
- An introduction to Geography: What are the different types of geography?
- Map Reading Skills
- Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, volcanoes
- Climate: What are the causes of weather? What is a carbon footprint?
- Tourism (with emphasis on Myanmar: the advantages and disadvantages, packaged holidays)
- Rivers and Floods: events in the region
- Settlement and Development
- Natural Environments
- Climate Change
Long Term Plans
The long term plans set out the programmes of study for the whole academic year and enables parents to see the topics being studied term by term.