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Mrs A Mackey (Head of Department)


KS3: YEARS 7-8

Year 7 – map skills / atlas skills, population and transport are the topics of the study.

BBC Bitesize – Geography KS3: excellent information site to aid work being set and revision pages that pupils can attempt to aid further learning and understanding.Year 8 – land use and rivers. Work through booklets and work set by teachers. BBC Bitesize Geography KS3 sections on both topics and clips to watch. Revision exercises can be attempted.

Various internet sites – Cool geography, internet geography, etc


Year 9 – ecosystems and Rainforest. BBC Bitesize Geography KS4: work carefully through booklets. Use pages selectively to support booklets. Revision pages to dip in and attempt.

BBC iPlayer – Planet Earth / The Rainforest
Cool geography and various internet pages on offer
Links in your booklets
Year 10 – Rivers and Savannah and the UK.


  • BBC Bitesize
  • RGS
  • FSC
  • Cool geography
  • Internet geography
  • Links provided in your booklets



Year 12 – complete AS level – tectonics, changing places and skills


Year 13- ecosystems, India , water an carbon, The governance of the ocean and migration.


  • WJEC site and use the google classroom
  • Links in your booklets

For up to date information on KS4 and 5 courses, please see the Options Booklets

  • Key Stage 3

    Year 7

    Term 1

    Map and Atlas skills.
    Humanities/school project – ‘Our world’.

    Term 2

    ‘Our world’.
    Population and Transport.

    Term 3

    Mexico – Humanities project.

    Year 8

    Term 1

    India – An emerging superpower.
    Hazards – volcanoes and earthquakes.

    Term 2

    Physical geography – Rivers.

    Term 3

    Land use – Urban patterns and land use enquiry.

    Year 9

    Term 1

    Coastal management local fieldwork.

    Term 2

    Social development.
    Ecosystems and The Tropical Rainforest.

    Term 3

    Urban – rural change


    Ways in which parents can help:

    1. Encouraging pupils to complete homework.
    2. Reading over completed work before it is handed in.
    3. Support where and when necessary.
    4. Access to I.T.
    5. Watching the news, being aware of what is happening locally, in the UK and the World – plastics in the oceans, climate change, renewable energy

    Useful websites:

    1. coolgeography.co.uk
    2. internetgeography.net
    3. Google
    4. YouTube
    5. BBC

    Useful books/magazines/publications:

    1. WJEC Geography GCSE – Hodder education
    2. “Wide world” GCSE geography magazine – Hodder education

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