Year 8

Year 8 Curriculum Plan – Geography

Curriculum Area: Humanities: Geography

National Curriculum 2018-19

Overview of Course Content

During Year 8 Geography lessons  the units of study will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:


  • Population, China and Migration
  • Tropical Rainforest and Hot Deserts
  • Hazards: earthquakes and volcanoes



Overview of course content

Overview of assessment

Autumn 1

Unit of Work



Title:  How does the world’s population change? – population pyramids


Written test


Autumn 2

Unit of Work




Title: How effective was China’s One Child Policy.


Should we give aid?


Spring 1 and 2

Unit of Work

Tropical Rainforest


Written test: structure of the rainforest


Title: Chico Mendez


Murder mystery investigation – who killed Chico Mendez


Summer 1

Unit of Work




Title: Tectonics Test


Extended writing / exam style question#

Why did Mrs Endo die?


Summer 2

Unit of Work



Title: Mt St Helens