Wightwick Hall School

A Business & Enterprise College

Developing Life Skills through Ethical Business Education

Tinacre Hill, Compton,
Wolverhampton, WV6 8DA
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Welcome to the Geography Department

Geography at Wightwick is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. Investigating and offering reasoned views about how people live and the world around them. It helps pupils make sense of their surroundings and the wider world.

Geography relates to many aspects of their own lives and the different cultures which exist both within Britain and the rest of the world. It shows them how these cultures interact with our own British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

We hope to develop a sense of responsibility for the care of the earth and the people who live on it. The study of geography aims at leading pupils to acquire a framework of knowledge about locations and places of a local, national and international understanding.

The scheme of work for Key Stage 3 is taken from the National Curriculum and builds on their prior knowledge gained during Key Stage 2.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

The Units of Work have been developed from the National Curriculum and are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through the study of; plans and maps, farming and the countryside, environmental related issues, landscapes, rivers, water supply and pollution, weather and climate, tropical rainforests, earthquakes, volcanoes and a European Study.

Pupils are taught in their year groups and have one hour per week allocated to the subject. Student progress is reported to parents twice a year. Progress is recorded and monitored by using the BSquared assessment tool.

Year 7/8 Autumn 1

Settlements: function and sites
Visit Bridgnorth market town

Spring 1

Physical geography
Rivers and features associated with river valleys

Summer 1

Visit Carding mill
Flooding and its effects

Autumn 2

Development of settlements and services - how they change with time

Spring 2

Britain's rivers - weathering & erosion

Summer 2

Earthquakes and volcanoes

Year 9 Autumn 1

Weather - observation and recording

Spring 1

Tropical rainforest vegetation, climate and location

Summer 1

Saving the rainforests
Economics vs environment

Autumn 2

Britain's climate
Water cycle

Spring 2

Animals of the forest
Shifting cultivation

Summer 2

France - study of physical environment