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St Paul's School
for Girls

Year 7 Curriculum - Geography

Map Skills

Students will review and revisit their Geography skills from Key Stage 2 and develop the skills needed to meet the needs of key stage three. These include;

  • Their place in the World, Europe and the UK.
  • 4 and 6 figure grid references
  • Physical features
  • Direction, distance and scale
  • Map symbols
  • Settlement


Students will look at the Earth's population on a global, national and local scale.

  • Where do people live in the World?
  • Why do people move?
  • How does the population change over time?
  • How can we manage the population of countries?
  • China
  • What is life like in urban areas?
  • Rural to urban migration
  • Problems with urbanisation
  • Comparing Urban areas
  • India

Weather and Climate/Wild weather

Students will review prior learning at key stage three and build on their knowledge looking at;

  • The difference between weather and climate
  • Global climate zones
  • Britain's climate
  • Water cycle and rainfall
  • Hurricanes
  • Hurricane Katrina/Bertha
  • Tornadoes Birmingham
  • Snow storms
  • Flooding
  • Droughts


Girls will be looking at; What is tourism, where do people travel on a global and local scale? What are the benefits of tourism, what are the disadvantages of tourism, eco sustainable tourism.


 Students will learn about the different ecosystems around the World. With a focus on rainforests.

  • What are the characteristics of an ecosystem?
  • Where are rainforests found?
  • What is the climate of the rainforest like?
  • What species are found in the rainforest?
  • How do plants and animals adapt to their ecosystem?
  • What is life like for tribes?
  • How can we use the rainforest without abusing it?

Fantastic places

Students will learn about some of the most incredible places from around the world. They will explore the environments and what makes them so spectacular.

  • Svalbard
  • Stonehenge
  • Antarctica