Year 7 Geography

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Unit 1: Map Skills

In this unit you will be studying:

  • Creating our own plans of locations
  • Describing routes
  • Different types of maps
  • Different ways to show height (spot height, contour lines and layer shading)
  • Directions and using an eight point compass
  • Grid references (four and six figure)
  • ICT lesson: Using GIS
  • Map symbols – reading OS map symbols and creating our own
  • Scale lines
  • Using OS Maps and Atlases

Where can I find help?

Mapzone is the Ordinance Survey’s student section and is very helpful for additional advice on each topic and as a handy revision tool.

mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone


Unit 2: Settlement

In this unit you will be studying:

  • Benefits and problems of urban growth
  • Characteristics of rural and urban settlements
  • Decision Making Exercise: Locating an early settlement (levelled work)
  • Early settlements – factors to influence location Functions of a settlement
  • Land use changes in towns
  • Settlement hierarchy
  • Settlement patterns

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Unit 3: Ecosystems

In this unit you will be studying:

  • Weather and Climate
  • Climate graphs
  • The British climate and ecosystem
  • Ecosystems
  • Mediterranean Climate / Vegetation / Human impacts
  • Adaptation – how plants and animals adapt to their environments
  • Fieldwork techniques and collection in Epping Forest
  • Tundra Climate / Vegetation / Human impacts

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