KS3 Geography

Keystage 3 – Geography

Curriculum Overview

Throughout this courde  learners will develop a ‘sense of place’ by looking at the world around them on a local, regional and global scale. Learners will examine a range of natural and man-made environments, and study some of the processes which affected their development. They will also look at the ways in which people interact with their environment, and the opportunities and challenges an environment can present, thereby gaining a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world.

Topics to be studied

Lessons intend to cover a variety of topics in different years. The following is a breakdown of the topics covered:

  • Physical Geography: Weather, Climate, Rivers, Lakes, Coastal Landscapes, Rock Landscapes, Glacial Landscapes.
  • Human Geography: Population and Migration, Urban Developments, Indigenous Tribes, Crime.
  • Environmental Geography: Energy and Resources, Waste and Pollution, Sustainability.


Students are assessed every six weeks. Their assessment is a written piece on what they have been studying. After each assessment, students are given targets to work on before their next assessment. These targets are used to inform all planning so that students have the best means of reaching their goals by the end of each assessment.

Each assessment draws on different skills developed throughout their studies. Students will also complete an independent research topic.

Assessments at the end of each topic will be marked to the National Curriculum levels 1c to 8a.

Further Information

For more information regarding this course please speak to Miss Bohan