Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

Geography inspires in students a curiosity and fascination about the world that will hopefully stay with them for the rest of their lives. It equips students with knowledge about places, people, resources and natural and human environments, along with an understanding of the Earth's key physical & human processes. As students move through Key Stage 3 their knowledge about the world should grow which in turn should help them understand the interaction between physical and human processes and have knowledge of how the Earth's features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Studying Geography at Malbank is not only exciting but also a subject where active learning is a main part of the curriculum. Students develop knowledge of places, understand the processes that give rise to key physical & human features of the world and make use of geographical skills. Skills such as collecting, analysing and making use of a range of data from such sources as maps graphs, aerial photos and GIS are important in preparation for adult life.

In Year 7 we study atlas and map skills, rivers & flooding, geography of sport and complete a tour of England

Year 8 follows a curriculum based around the geography of crime, population & migration, energy, ecosystems, an LEDC such as Kenya & coasts

Our Year 9 syllabus covers tourism, limestone scenery, plate tectonics, an MEDC such as Japan, fair trade & globalisation