All students will study 7 Topics: focus on the higher order skills and incorporating all gained skills from years 7 and 8.
Topic 1: Tectonics: To learn new key vocab that will be used at GCSE. Explain causes effects and solutions of tectonic activity, making comparisons between rich and poor case studies in detail.
Topic 2: River landforms: Applying key processes learnt in year 8 topic 2, to rivers and exploring how engineering can change the outcomes of flooding, linking and adding detail to the flooding topic in year 7.
Topic 3: Tourism: Another GCSE style topic, including more key terms and an emphasis on independence within this topic. Students will meet a range of graphs with a strong link to maths in this topic. Overall insight into the impacts upon rich and poor countries and the interdependence on tourists arriving into these countries. Strong links and challenge added between year 8 Topic Unfair world and Year 7 Topic of Fantastic Places.
Topic 4: Population: more GCSE vocabulary introduced but links to the Ethiopia Topic in year 7 on map reading and describing and explaining. Challenges include applying gained knowledge to a range of maps and following the P.E.E structure independently. The most able will be challenged with comparison between regions and evaluating the best policy for an area of over/under population.
Topic 5: Glaciation and Global warming: Closely linked to science and the new GCSE Spec global warming links to how we can live more sustainably and the impacts of our actions across the world. Linked to year 8 topic unfair world, on how we can close the development gap with our use of resources and energy.
Topic 6: Global study of Italy: more in depth geographical study on cultures and industry, incorporating and extending knowledge on physical and human influences and a focus on group work skills.
Topic 7: Regional case study on London and the threat of terrorism. Insight into opinions of people affected by the London Bombings. Evaluation of how to protect our capital using Geographical skills combined with demographic and cultural awareness. Promotes discussion and analysis on media coverage and perceived thoughts/assumptions made. Investigative skills applied.