Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA

017683 71693

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A Co-operative Academy

Year 8 Geography

Content of the Curriculum

The Year 8 course explores a range of physical and human geography themes. The spatial learning scale and sense of place is broadened through the study of issues from a wider world. There is a focus upon developing and extending their written skills, empowering students to write engaging, purposeful and thorough answers.

Students develop further their geographical skills.


  • Dynamic Coastal Environments and their Management
  • Weather over Europe
  • Into Africa - Our Interdependencies!
  • Limestone Environments and Fieldwork visit to Malham Cove
  • Global issue - plastics 

Assessment Opportunities

Students are assessed throughout the course by a variety of assessment opportunities both in class and as homework tasks. Grades achieved will provide evidence of progress of the student towards their end of Key Stage target. Each topic will also be assessed more formally in an end of unit test.

For more details please contact Mrs Cath Thompson and Mrs Erica Sayers.