Course Overview

Learning Skills

During Year 8 in Geography we have a particular aim to develop students’ skills of independent enquiry, creative thinking, self-manager and effective participation. Homework tasks are intended to support students in the development of these areas where appropriate.


Extension Activities

  • Keep up-to-date with current affairs.
  • Keep looking at your environment.
  • Watch relevant TV programmes.

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Home Learning Policy

In Year 8 students have three lessons of Geography every fortnight. Homework is intended to extend and develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the topics covered during lessons. Homework will be set for students once every three lessons with more substantial homework being set over a four-week period.


Homework Includes

  • Research of a particular topic (information found should be written in students own words and not simply copy and pasted from the internet).
  • Creative tasks such as designing posters or leaflets.
  • Decision-making.
  • Revision for tests.
  • Extended writing such as a speech or letter.
  • Reflective questions.
  • Acting upon advice given to make improvements to assessed work.

Homework Assessments

Year Plan

Assessment date Topics to be assessed
1st half term Anglo-Saxon settlements
2nd half term Village presentation
3rd half term Global tourism
4th half term Global fashion
5th half term South Africa
6th half term Antarctica