There are 5 lessons allocated to Humanities each week. Timing is flexible and branch over terms. Geography topics may have links with science, art and history.
- Reading local OS maps, national and world maps.
- Using different internet sites to find maps, aerial photographs and street plans.
- Using grid references.
- An appreciation of scale.
- Knowing symbols.
- Settlement development and characteristics.
- Examining sites and location of settlements.
- Land use and services.
- Contrasting locality – Mexico
- Comparing locations—Halifax
- Coastlines– Physical and human features.
To use and interpret information from a variety of geographical sources is emphasised. Skills in using maps, photographs, street plans and using the internet for research are applied when carrying out research.
Assessment in Geography takes four main forms:
- On-going teacher assessment within the classroom
- Peer assessments
- Group presentations
- Topic book contributions at the end of each term.