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Schemes of Work

Geography at key stage 3



Unit 1. Making connections
Unit 2. The restless earth - earthquakes and volcanoes
Unit 3. People everywhere
Unit 4. Flood disaster - how do people cope?
Unit 5. Exploring England
Unit 6. World sport
Unit 7. Rivers - a fieldwork approach
Unit 8. Coastal environments
Unit 9. Shopping - past, present and future
Unit 10. Weather patterns over Europe
Unit 11. Investigating Brazil
Unit 12. Images of a country
Unit 13. Limestone landscapes of England
Unit 14. Can the earth cope? Ecosystems, population and resources
Unit 15. Crime and the local community
Unit 16. What is development?
Unit 17. The changing economic geography of France
Unit 18. The global fashion industry
Unit 19. Tourism - good or bad?
Unit 20. Comparing countries
Unit 21. Virtual volcanoes and internet earthquakes
Unit 22. Mining on the internet
Unit 23. Local action, global effects
Unit 24. Passport to the world

What is this scheme of work?

This scheme shows how the geography programme of study for key stage 3 can be translated into manageable units of work.

The scheme is not statutory; you can use as much or as little as you wish. You could use the whole scheme or individual units. The sections on ‘using this scheme’ and ‘sequencing the units’ can help you to decide how you want to use the scheme.

The units are aimed at pupils who are attaining at levels that are broadly appropriate for their age. You may therefore need to adapt them to meet your pupils’ needs. The ‘Adapting units’ section provides guidance on doing this; we have also provided examples of how teachers adapted units.

You may also wish to combine these units with units from another subject. The ‘Combining units’ section gives information on exploiting powerful links between subjects.