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Key Topics:
Key Skills:
  • Water Cycle
  • Drainage Basin
  • River Severn Profile
  • River Processes
  • Flood Hydrographs
  • Geographical Mapping
  • Sketching
  • Flood Hydrographs
  • River Profiles
Key Vocabulary:
Water Cycle, Evaporation, Condensation, Surface Run-Off, Precipitation, Transpiration, Infiltration, Erosion, Transportation, Deposition, Weathering
Click to Expand Spring Content:
Key Topics:
Key Skills:
  • Human and Physical features of China
  • Trade and Globalisation
  • China’s Global Development
  • Environmental damage
  • The impact of the ‘One Child Policy’
  • Classification
  • Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Map Work Skills
  • Exam Technique
  • Formal Letter Writing
Key Vocabulary:
Economy, Wealth, Population, Geographic Area, Military, Demographic, Political Allies, Globalisation, Trade, Import, Export, Beijing
Click to Expand Summer Content:
Key Concepts:
  • Examine the growth and decline in a countries population
  • Examine the factors involved with people migration to and from a country
  • Investigate and understand how the population of a country is distributed
Key Vocabulary:
Population, Birth rate, Death Rate, Emigration, Immigration, Push/Pull Factor, Population Density, Population Distribution, Densely Populated, Sparsely Populated, Infant Mortality Rate, Human Features, Physical Features, MEDC, LEDC
Subject Overview:

Students in Year 8 have one Geography lesson each week.

Students will receive one piece of Geography homework on alternate weeks.

During Year 8 students will conduct fieldwork in the local community.


Students in Year 8 are given an assessment at the end of each unit.

Mini assessments are also conducted during the year.