Year 9

Year 9 Curriculum Plan – Geography

Curriculum Area: Humanities: Geography

National Curriculum 2018-19

Overview of Course Content

During Year 9 Geography lessons  the units of study will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:


  • Development
  • Rivers
  • Hot Deserts
  • Coasts
  • Glaciation



Overview of course content

Overview of assessment

Autumn 1

Unit of Work



Title: How and why are countries different?

Extended writing


Title: Is Fairtrade an effective Method of Development?

Extended writing


Autumn 2

Unit of Work



Title: How Developed is India?

Enquiry task with extended writing element


Title: Who is to blame for child labour?

Extended writing


Spring 1

Unit of Work



Title: written test of fluvial processes


Title: Flooding

Case study comparison of effects of flooding in LIC/HIC


Spring 2

Unit of Work

Hot Deserts

Title: exam style questions – knowledge test


Title: Hot Deserts: ‘Opportunities outweigh the challenges’. How far do you agree?


Summer 1

Unit of Work






Title: written test -exam style questions – erosion landforms



Title: Holderness coastline: DME


Summer 2

Unit of Work



Title: written test- exam style questions