Year 9 Geography

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Unit 1: Tourism

In this unit you will be studying:

  • The growth of tourism around the world – graph work
  • Impacts of tourism around the world
  • Majorca: a honeypot site
  • Majorca: Different stakeholders (mid-unit levelled assessment)
  • National Parks: What are they and where are they found?
  • National Parks: Free access?(Skill: decision making exercise)
  • National Parks: Conflicts between stakeholders
  • National Parks: Management
  • Eco-tourism
  • Sustainable development

Your assessment for this unit will be:

A mock controlled assessment, as you would sit them in GCSE.  Your topic will be on how residents in National Parks are impacted by tourism.  You need to identify and explain the consequences of these impacts and be able to identify a range of other stakeholders within a National Park.

Support for this topic:

  • Eco-tourism information
  • National Parks

Why don’t you conduct some research on what types of holidays friends and family are choosing to go on – what general trends can you identify?


Unit 2: Weather and Climate

In this unit you will be studying:

  • Air masses
  • Observing weather
  • Precipitation
  • Synoptic charts
  • Temperature
  • The UK climate
  • Weather forecasts – be a weather presenter for the day!
  • World climates

Your assessment for this unit will be:

An assessment based on different component parts of UK weather.

Support for this topic:

MET Office – information and games


Unit 3: Japan

In this unit you will be studying:

  • Where is Japan
  • Physical features of Japan
  • Stereotypes of Japan
  • How has Japan changed?
  • Population
  • Energy options for Japan – renewable vs. non-renewable energy
  • Industry (farming section PEE levelled assessment)
  • Industry and pollution in Japan
  • Tectonic hazards
  • Future for Japan

Your assessment for this unit will be:

A test paper covering the key ideas taught within this unit.

Support for this topic:

  • Japan Times – the most widely read Japanese newspaper
  • Geography of Japan
  • Renewable and non-renewable energy

Become a virtual tourist, watch a series of videos about aspects of Japanese culture and daily life at: http://web-japan.org/jvt/index.html