At HTC, you will study KS3 Geography for two years. You will be taught by specialist staff in specialist rooms. You will have four Geography lessons a fortnight.
Our Geography curriculum is up to date, relevant to your lives and will encourage you to develop the skills to succeed in school and in the wider world.
We want you to ask questions about what you see and hear and to think about the opinions of other people. We want you to wonder how places got to be the way they are, and how humans are changing them. We want you to think of solutions to problems and ways to make the world more sustainable.
We want you to be an active Geographer - getting out into the world and trying to make a difference. Above all we want you to have fun and love the world around you!
You will study the following units of work -
Getting to know our place!
In this unit we will look at your local geography and then look at our place in the world. We will explore the world continents and what makes them unique and special.
In this unit, we will look at the region that you live in and explore what makes it an amazing place to live. We will find out what a carbon footprint is, and how transport in Hampshire could be made more sustainable. We will use lots of different types of maps including OS maps and some students will get the opportunity to carry out some orienteering in Alice Holt Forest.
Learning about violent volcanoes and earth shattering earthquakes is really exciting. We will investigate why these things happen and how they effect the people and places they touch. You will get the chance to work in groups to perform a news special about the Asian Tsunami and build earthquake proof buildings... whose will stand up to the "shake" test?
You will be given the chance to visit the Restless Earth exhibition at the Natural History Museum and stand on an earthquake simulator.
Best of Britain
Wow what a wonderful world...and Britain is pretty wonderful too you know. This unit will explore the beautiful natural landscapes of Britain and you to decide which is the "Best of Britain?" - River landscapes? Coastal landscapes, Glaciated landscapes or Limestone landscapes? Who Win? You decide!
What a load of Rubbish!
As the resources on our planet start to run out and we use more and more of them, it is time to think about how our lives could be more sustainable. This unit will investigate what happens to all our rubbish and the effect this is having on our world. It will then explore how each one of us can begin to make changes for the better - a move towards a more sustainable you! Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!
Is your area a crime hotspot? What sort of places are? This unit will will examine how different places can lead to crime and ask you to develop some strategies to make safer places in our community. You will discover how crime can be global and how actions in one place can affect the people in another.
R U 4 the EU?
What is the EU? What does it do? You will discover the answers to these questions in this unit of work and start to explore the advantages and disadvantages of us being a member. You will tackle issues such as the Euro, Immigration and European Parliament. We will then take a closer look at Italy as an example of an EU member and explore the issues within this country.
Off to Africa now as many thousands do! You will learn about the impact of tourists on this unique country and how they have affected the economy, environment, culture and sense of place. You will be asked to consider how tourism could be made more sustainable and to develop a sustainable approach to holidaying in Kenya.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
How did the Needles get there? You will find the answer to this and much more in this unit. We have 13,000km of coastline around Britain - you will discover why it is under threat and what is being done to protect it. You will investigate how humans are connected to the coast and why people have so many different opinions about how the coast should be managed in the future. You will be given the opportunity to spend a day carrying out a geographical enquiry in Southsea and Gunwharf Quays and see some coastal management in action!
Handle with Care
Can you apply what you have learned about sustainable tourism in Kenya to the New Forst? The New Forest is England's newest National Park and like the Game reserves in Kenya it is under threat from people. This short unit will allow you explore how people can damage environments and what people can do to protect these valuable habitats.
Hidden Dragon, Crouching Tiger?
China is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In this unit, you will explore what makes China a special and unique country. You will investigate the reasons for its success and how it is connected to us here. We will ask why China is so polluted, and what the government is doing to tackle this and other problems. You will think back to your work in Year 7 on tectonics and explore the impacts of recent disasters on the people of this great country.
What has Primark got to do with India? Explore why many industries are choosing India to manufacture and the impact this is having on the environment and the people here. Design a campaign to make people more aware of trade issues and show how every one of us can make a difference. Explore what life is like in a slum and some of the strategies that can be used to improve the quality of life here.