Geography | Year 7 | Learning | Secondary | Swindon Academy

Year 7 Geography



What are we learning 



Geographical skills 

In this module we learn all about the key skills that make up a geographer. These include learning how to read maps at different scales, grid reference and working out real life distances using OS maps. We finish the module by completing a ‘litter enquiry’ around the school that allows students the opportunity to apply their knowledge. 



The water cycle, features of a river and the processes and sequence in their formation, causes of flooding, UK and Bangladesh floods (CS), why LICs suffer more as a result of flooding, reducing the effects of flooding, 



Classification of countries, measures of development, relationship between wealth and infant mortality, causes of the development gap, aid as a strategy to reduce the development gap; goat aid (CS).  



Geology of the UK the rock cycle; formation of different rock types, processes of weathering, features formed by weathering; karst scenery, the importance of rocks, the impacts of quarrying (CS).  


World of work 

Employment structures: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary, factors influencing location of different industries, high-tech industry, global tourism and change over time, the Butler tourist resort model. 


Middle East 

In this module we look at where the ‘Middle East’ is within the world and why it is important for every country around the world. We then look at Yemen and what has hindered the country’s development. We finish the module by looking at the impact of conflict within the Middle East. 



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