Key Stage 3

KS3 Geography (Year 7 and 8)

​The Key Stage 3 Geography curriculum has been designed to allow students to develop an in depth understanding of human and physical aspects of our ever changing world.

The KS3 Geography curriculum states that:

​“A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.”

All of the above principles underpin the challenging and rigorous curriculum in place for students at Sherburn High School to prepare them for becoming responsible citizens in the wider world and/or as a platform to succeed in GCSE and A Level studies.

The topics that students study across Key Stage 3 include:

Sherburn under investigation
Crowded countryside
Rivers and Flooding
Icy Planet
Crowded Cities
A Global Village (Globalisation)
Planet Earth War (This unit of work focussed on contemporary conflict and arising global issues)
Hazardous Planet
A Living Planet
Shifting Coastlines

Students will be encouraged to make links between topics studied to highlight the complex interactions which exist within Geography.

Key Stage 3 Geography Homework

​Homework will be set once every two to three weeks. Tasks will include consolidation of learning, stretch and challenge work, research and preparation for upcoming learning.

If you require any further information about the KS3 curriculum, please contact Mrs J Goulding (Curriculum Leader: Geography)