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Rooks Heath College

Rooks Heath College

Opportunity through Learning

Key Stage 3

The key concepts which underpin the study of Geography at Key Stage 3 are interdependence, environmental interaction, sustainable development, cultural understanding and physical processes.

Students will deepen and broaden their knowledge and understanding of these concepts through studying the following topics:

Year 7

  • What is Geography?
  • Kenya
  • Tropical Rainforests
  • Map Skills

Year 8

  • Where Are We From?
  • Restless Earth
  • The Rise and Rise of China
  • Water on the Land

Year 9 Bridging Course

This course is designed to develop further students’ knowledge and understanding of Geography, as well as to prepare them for the demands of GCSE Geography. The topics are:

  • Antarctica
  • Global Inequalities
  • The Coastal Zone
  • Extreme Weather
  • Melting Planet

Throughout Key Stage 3, students will have numerous opportunities to gain experience in using maps, satellite images and GIS. Students will also have opportunities to undertake fieldwork during lessons in the local area.

Students will have opportunities to go on various trips during Key Stage 3 Geography:

  • Year 7: The Living Rainforest
  • Year 8: Denham Country Park
  • Year 9: High Wycombe