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Charlie2000 Sun 31-Mar-13 17:27:01

My daughter has got exams when she returns to school (they were told this on the last day of term) . I am concerned about the geography exam as they seem to have done very little. Does anyone know what they are meant to have covered in year 7 or can recommend a site where I can find out. ?

PollyEthelEileen Sun 31-Mar-13 17:40:48

My DCs have all gone thought the independent system, so not as rigid as what you might find in the maintained sector.

However, in Y7, they have covered Ordnance Survey maps (grid references, symbols etc); the difference between human, physical and environmental geography, and case studies in each; settlements. There is probably more, but that is all I can recall. Does your school have a website where they outline the material!

EggsEggSplat Sun 31-Mar-13 17:56:05

The BBC Bitesize revision website has a KS3 section for the main subjects, which might be helpful. But if she's only done two terms of yr7 she won't have got that far through the KS3 syllabus yet. Maybe have a flick through and see which geography topics sound familiar. Did she not bring a text book or her notes/exercise book home?

Charlie2000 Sun 31-Mar-13 18:52:03

They don't bring textbooks home and her exercise book is just full of answers to short questions that they have been set in class. I will have a look at the bite size site, thanks

cherrypiesally Mon 01-Apr-13 09:39:32

In year 7 I have taught physical and human geography, map skills, (grid references, symbols), Natural hazards with related case studies, environmental concerns such as pollution and endangered animals, UK geographical knowledge, (towns, rivers, etc). Not in that order though. I second BBC bitesize, it's fab.

JenaiMorris Mon 01-Apr-13 16:48:52

cherry any other good geography websites, for homework rather than revision, that you'd recommend?

OP, does your school have a parent portal where they publish lists of the topics they cover each term?

PotteringAlong Mon 01-Apr-13 16:54:23

Geography at the movies is a cracking site!

PotteringAlong Mon 01-Apr-13 16:55:06 link here!

JenaiMorris Mon 01-Apr-13 16:59:13

Aces, thank you smile

cherrypiesally Mon 01-Apr-13 17:01:54

Depends on the hwk.
We suggest National Geographic, kids area, (kids magazine is good as well), I tend to just search for relevant websites as I set the hwk so I am sure students can access it.

JenaiMorris Mon 01-Apr-13 17:12:12

Thanks Cherry. I'm trying to strike a balance between two very strong instincts - one of which is to leave him to it because it's his homework and if he can't produce something worthwhile then he needs to pull his socks up and expect a detention, and another which is to force-feed the poor boy with the kind of earnest New Internationalist articles that I bloody loved at his age because I was odd and a doom-monger grin

He's meant to be doing a project on flooding in Bangladesh.

JenaiMorris Mon 01-Apr-13 17:14:08

His teacher did indeed provide a list of suggested websites btw and the parent portal is ever so good. I've caught MN-pushiness blush

prettydaisies Mon 01-Apr-13 21:06:37

DD, in Y7, has done maps, the local area and weather and climate.

Blu Tue 02-Apr-13 11:56:17

DS has done human settlements - good places, what influences a settlement, what is needed etc.
Human impact on the landscape
Sustainable houses

Does your dd not know what they have covered?

aroomofherown Tue 02-Apr-13 12:00:36

We've done maps (including OS, latitude/longitude), flooding (causes and impact, sustainable urban drainage systems), plus a bit of weather, and weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition.

I think you should ask your DD what they've covered though, seems to be different in every school.

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