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Subject Vision

At Ivanhoe our aim is that students will be able to understand why the world is the way that it is and make predictions about how it is likely to change in the future. Students will develop an understanding of our global community and how we are connected to the world around us. 
Geography equips students with the knowledge and skills they will need to tackle the social and environmental problems faced by the UK and the world in the 21st Century.

 

Key Stage 3 Objective Statement

In year 7, the focus is on ‘our world’, where students study their local and national geography.  In year 8, students begin to explore our ‘changing world’ through study of development and globalisation. By year 9 students will understand how they can shape the world in the future by studying our ‘challenging world’.

 

Year 7 Topics OUR WORLD 

Topics will be linked to knowledge organisers 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

What is my global address?

What map skills do I need to be a successful Geographer?

Why is Ashby here?

How do settlements grow and change over time?

Will we all end up living in megacities?

Is Britain a danger zone?

How can rivers ruin lives?

What’s happening beneath our feet?


Why are some natural disasters deadlier than others?

 

Year 8 Topics CHANGING WORLD

Topics will be linked to knowledge organisers

Autumn

Spring 

Summer

Why is Africa the least developed continent?
How should we approach development?

Does everyone benefit from globalisation?
What is the price of power?

Why are our coasts under threat?

 

Year 9 Topics CHALLENGING WORLD

Topics will be linked to knowledge organisers

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Can the world cope? (population, migration, development)

What is the problem with plastic?
Is Climate change our greatest threat?

Will we ever be Carbon Neutral?
What has Geography got to do with conflict?

 

 

 

Updated Coronavirus measures for schools

23 November 2021 Dear Parents/ Carers, Additional coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for schools and educational settings You will be aware that nationally, cases of COVID-19 amongst school aged children are currently high, and Leicestershire is no exception. As a result, all schools and early...

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Design Competition Finalist

A huge congratulations to former Ivanhoe College student, Megan Harris, who has made it through as a regional finalist for the Royal Mail’s –Heroes’ Stamp Design Competition 2021. Megan is one of only 120 young people to reach this stage of the competition, from a staggering 606,049 entr...

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