Geography – Assessment Map

Year 7


Title of assessment: ‘There’s no place like home’

Skills assessed:

Map skills, annotation, numeracy, literacy, analysis, graphing data, and evaluative skills.

Key learning:

Ability to map routes.

Ability to identify places.

To Distinguish between Human, Physical and Environmental Geography.

Independent enquiry skills.

Asking Geographical questions.

Ability to present data accurately in a range of ways.

To describe Geographical patterns.

To explain reasons for Geographical patterns.

Awareness of place at a range of scales.


Title of assessment: Urban Changes and Issues

Skills assessed:

Extended writing, photograph interpretation, geographical models, identifying changes, patterns and map skills, writing a balanced argument.

Key learning:

Ability to identify housing type.

Knowledge of key terms.

Understanding of geographical changes and the impacts these have on populations.

Reasons for settlement sites.

Megacity growth in LICS and NEES.

Settlement Hierarchy.

Urban Regeneration projects and social deprivation.


Title of assessment: Tropical Storms

Skills assessed:

Extended Writing case study, making connections, sequencing events, Climate Graphs, map skills, numeracy, describing and explaining impacts at a range of scales, sketching and annotation. Numeracy – range, mode, median, mean with climate data.

Key learning:

Causes of Tropical Storms.

Areas of formation.

Primary and Secondary Effects.

Factors affecting the severity of storms.

Responses to the disasters – short-term or long-term.

Weather features.

Climatic Zones.

Saffir-Simpson Scale.

Factors affecting climates.

Instruments for forecasting the weather.


Year 8


Title of assessment: Climate Change and Sustainability

Skills assessed:

Map skills, Average temperature deviation graphs, Systems thinking,

Key learning:

Be able to describe the greenhouse effect

Be able to explain the greenhouse effect

To identify sources of greenhouse gasses

To analyse how global warming is affecting people

Assess strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

To understand the concept of conservation

To assess ways in which conservation benefits the environment

To interpret sources of data effectively

To be able to describe a food chain


Title of assessment: National Parks and Tourism

Skills assessed:

Comprehension, data interpretation, decision-making, evaluation of sources, empathising with differing viewpoints, communicating opinions, extended writing, presentation skills, describing locations.

Key learning:

Positive multiplier effect

Tertiary sector

Conflict within National Parks


Environmental Impact Assessment

Management of tourism activities



Title of assessment: Global Economy

Skills assessed:

Compound Bar charts, Thematic Maps, Numeracy, extended writing, flow charts, infographics, data interpretation, communication of ideas, making judgments.

Key learning:

The role of TNCs

Industrial processes

Employment types

Trade balance

Fair trade

Informal Economy

Case study of a TNC


Year 9


Title of assessment: Global Development

Skills assessed:

Pie charts, Choropleth Maps, Scatter graphs, data interpretation, extended writing, multiple choice questions,

Key learning:

To interpret sources of information effectively

To explain reasons for global economic disparity

To describe a range of development indicators

To make links effectively between data sets.

To explain why quality and quantity of water is important

To be able to compare and contrast between countries at differing stages of development.

Employment Structures

Informal jobs

Poverty Cycle


Title of assessment: Tectonic Hazards

Skills assessed:

Cartographic Skills, photographs: use and interpret ground, aerial and satellite photographs, literacy, atlas maps, ordnance survey maps, numerical skills.

Key learning:

Structure of the earth.

Plate boundaries.

Distribution of tectonic hazards.

Types of volcanic eruption.

Causes of earthquakes.

Case studies of tectonic hazards.

Japanese tsunami.

Super volcanoes.


Title of assessment: Coasts

Skills assessed:

Mapping coastal management features

Making decisions how best to protect the coast

Communicating findings, graph skills, numeracy – cost calculations,

Key learning:

Types of wave

Erosional Landforms

Depositional landforms

Coastal Environments – Sand dunes, salt marshes and coral reefs.

Coastal Management – Hard and soft engineering

Threats to coral reefs

Coastal ecosystems

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