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Prince William School

KS3 Curriculum

In Year 7 we begin the academic year with a consideration of important basic geography skills including mapping and interpretation of information. Following on from this we move into a unit considering places around the world, named ‘Fantastic Places.’ From a focus on various places we move to a consideration of one continent- Africa. We end the year looking at a physical topic and looking at how the coast is formed and how people use and protect it.

In Year 8 we start the year looking at a unit on globalisation and development. It requires students to think about the differences in their lives compared to those in other parts of the world. After this ‘human’ focussed topic we move to a unit looking at ice environments and thus culminates in a comparison to another ‘desert’ environment.  The final unit considers tourism and its different forms.

Year 9 gives us the opportunity to explore Natural Hazards. We look at the causes and effects of earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis and consider what we can do to reduce these. We then move on to look at urbanisation. We study how and why cities grow and the issues that arise from this. Ecosystems is our next topic where we look at two ecosystems in depth. Our final topic is resource management. We study how we use and manage resources on a local, national and global scale.


Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Cycle 5

Cycle 6

Year 7

Map skills

Map skills/ fantastic places

Fantastic places





Year 8

Development and globalisation

Development and globalisation/ ice

Ice and hot and cold deserts

Hot and cold deserts



Year 9

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards