GEOGRAPHY KEY STAGE 3 EXPECTATIONS
In order to fulfil your potential and achieve the very highest levels in Geography,
follow these tips:
1 Be punctual to all Geography lessons. If you are unavoidably late,
apologise and explain immediately to your teacher.
2 When entering the Geography classroom, get out your equipment and
wait, standing behind your desk for the teacher to greet you.
3 Bring all correct equipment to lessons:
Text book and Atlas
Pens, pencils, ruler, scissors, glue, colouring pens or pencils
4 Listen carefully to instructions. Do not interrupt your teacher or another
student when they are asking or answering a question. Put your hand up
if you wish to contribute thoughtful geographical ideas and questions.
5 All work must be given a title and date, underlined. All work must be
done in the pack; pages have been provided.
6 All homework tasks must be fully completed and handed in during the
following lesson. Your pack will be returned to you before the next lesson,
when you should do your homework in time for the following lesson. For
example, if your lesson is on a Monday then your pack will be collected in
at the end of the lesson. You will then be given back your marked pack
sometime that week and you will then have the weekend to do the
homework due for the next Monday’s lesson.
7 If work is considered unsatisfactory it must be redone. The marking
scheme is A for excellent, B for good, C for satisfactory, D for
unsatisfactory. If you have a D then you must do the work again. Any
homework that is not handed in will receive an order mark and must still
be completed. You MUST read and do the target on the homework sheet
before the next lesson.
8 If you miss work through illness, music lesson or sports match etc., it is
your responsibility to catch up as soon as possible. All the resources,
packs and homework can be found on the MyQG.
9 If you lose your pack, then it is your responsibility to print another one
before the next lesson and do all the work again!
Girls in Remove, LIV and Form IV are using a homework resource in Geography
called Doddle: www.doddlelearn.co.uk. The girls have all been told how to use
this and have been given their user name and password. Some of the girls have
reported problems in logging on to this site so I am sending all parents details of
the logon process just in case there are any problems.
Each girl should log on using their first initial and their surname, all one word
and all in lower case @queensgate.org.uk. For example, if a girl’s name is
Pamela Jones, then she should use email@example.com. The password is
the same for every girl: password.
If a girl has a double barrelled surname with a hyphen, she should still use a
hyphen; if a double barrelled surname does not have a hyphen, then it should
appear as one word e.g. Pamela Jones Warren
Could you please ensure that the internet access that your daughter is using to
do her homework has Flash Player downloaded, has pop ups enabled and has
not blocked the Doddle site. I am aware that some parents have blocked certain
sites such as Facebook, so please ensure that Doddle is not blocked.
If all the above is followed than there should be no reason why your daughter
cannot access this site to complete her Geography homework. Please ask your
daughter to report any problem to me and I will try to help her to sort it out. If
your daughter has problems logging on, it would help if you could take a screen
shot and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org, marked for the attention of
Miss Scott, so that I can forward details to the company to sort out whatever the
problem might be.
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that girls are able to use
the computers or laptops at school to complete their homework. They may use
the Library at lunch time or after school.
S. Scott (Miss)
Atlas – A book of maps that show different physical and human features
of the world
Atmosphere – The layer of gasses surrounding the earth
British Isles – Great Britain and Ireland, the two largest islands
Continent – there are 7 great landmasses
Environment – The surroundings in which plants, animals and people
Equator – An imaginary line round the middle of the earth which
represents the 00 line of latitude
Geography – The study of the earths’ natural features and people and
places and how they affect each other
Globe – Round object showing the actual shape of the earth
Great Britain – 3 countries; England, Wales, Scotland
Greenwich (prime) Meridian – The line of 0 of longitude that passes
through Greenwich in London
Hazards – A natural danger to people and their property includes
earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, floods etc.
Human geography – Where and how people live
Human map (political)– Shows the human features such as towns, cities,
Landforms – Natural features formed by the weather, rivers, seas, ice
Latitude – This says how far north or south a place is from the equator
Longitude – This says how far east or west a place is from the
Map – A drawing which shows part of the earths’ surface from directly
above, on a reduced scale
Ocean – Five largest sea areas
Physical geography – Natural features and events on earth, including
landforms and weather etc.
Physical map – Shows the physical features such as seas, oceans,
islands, rivers, mountains etc.
Plan – A detailed map of a small area
Political map (human) – Show the human features such as settlements,
Resources – Things which are useful to people, may be natural like coal
Tropic of Cancer – Line of latitude 23 1/2 north of equator
Tropic of Capricorn – Line of latitude 23 1/2 south of the equator,
anything between tropics in known as tropical
United Kingdom – 4 countries, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern
Ireland, not the republic of Ireland
LESSON 1; Write a paragraph about a
favourite place you’ve visited in the world.
Include pictures and a map showing where it
is (pack p7/8)
GRADE: A B C D
MERIT: 1 2 3
1). Pack p 24/25 Where have you been in the UK?
2). Pack p26/27 British Isles jigsaw, use Foundations p108 to
3).Revision; online websites file 10 and 11 MyQG
GRADE: A B C D
MERIT: 1 2 3
WORLD MAP – PHYSICAL
Label the blank copy of the map of the world and colour the rivers in
blue, mountain areas in brown, the desert in yellow and seas and
oceans in blue.
MOUNTAIN RANGES: Andes, Rockies, Alps, Himalayas
RIVERS: Murray Darling, St Lawrence, Zambezi, Amazon, Nile,
Congo, Volga, Yangtze, Mississippi, Colorado, Ganges
OCEANS AND SEAS: Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian
Ocean, Southern Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Mediterranean
Sea, North Sea
LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE: North Pole, South Pole,
Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Arctic Circle, Antarctic
WORLD MAP – HUMAN
CONTINENTS: North America, South America, Africa, Europe,
Asia, Oceania and Antarctica
COUNTRIES: Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France, UK,
Israel, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China,
Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia, Peru, Saudi Arabia,
Venezuela, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya
CITIES: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Buenos
Aires, St Petersburg, Cairo, Lagos, Johannesburg, Mumbai(Bombay),
Kolkata (Calcutta), Islamabad, Delhi, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, Sydney,
Tokyo, Moscow, Lima, Chicago, Toronto, Washington DC, Caracas, Rio
de Janeiro, Accra, Dar Es Salaam, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Auckland
LONGITUDE LINE: Prime Meridian (Greenwich Meridian)
LESSON 6; Produce a poster about a country,
no bigger than A2 with a title, the capital city,
2 maps (one world scale showing the location
of the country and one of the country), 5
pictures and 5 facts (pack p40 Example).
GRADE: A B C D
MERIT: 1 2 3
LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE
1. Study the diagram below. Print the correct statements from the list;
North Pole, South Pole, Equator, Greenwich Meridian, Longitude Line, Latitude Line
Arctic Circle, Prime Meridian, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, North Pole, South
Pole, Antarctic Circle
2. Tick if it is right, cross if it is wrong;
Lines of latitude give how far north or south a place is
Lines of latitude give how far east or west a place is
Lines of longitude give how far east or west a place is
The Equator is a line of latitude
The Equator is a line of longitude
The Greenwich Meridian is a line of longitude
REVIEW LATIUDE AND LONGITUDE
Lines of latitude are imaginary lines that run horizontally across the Earth. The main
line is the E_______________, which is 0°. All latitude lines are p_______________
to each other. Lines are drawn horizontally to the north or south of the Equator.
These are numbered from 0° to 90°, which is either the __________ _________at
90° north or the ___________ _________ at 90° south. Other important latitude
lines include the Tropic of _____________ at 23½° north, the Tropic of
_____________at 23½° south, the _____________ Circle at 66½° north and the
_______________Circle at 66½° south.
Lines of longitude are imaginary lines that run vertically from the North Pole to the
South Pole. The main line is the _________ _______________, which runs through
Greenwich and has the value of 0°. Longitude lines can be drawn 180° to the east
or west of the _________ ______________. Because the Earth is so large it is
necessary to divide each degree into 60 minutes and each minute into 60 seconds.
This means that there are a large number of imaginary lines that can be drawn
vertically and horizontally so that any place on the Earth’s surface can be precisely
2. Use your atlas to complete the missing latitudes or longitudes. Then plot them
on the map on the next page.
Latitude to the nearest
Longitude to the nearest
Beijing 39° N
Bombay/Mumbai 19° N
Buenos Aires 35° S
Cairo 30° N
Istanbul 41° N
Mexico City 99° W
New York 74° W
Sydney 151° E
Tokyo 140° E
Review of Latitude and Longitude
1. Most countries are to the north of the Equator. List 3 countries that are to
2. Which countries does the Equator pass through?________________________
3. What is the name of the line of latitude at 23.5 degrees south?____________
4. What latitude is the Tropic of Cancer? ________________________________
5. How many degrees of latitude is the Antarctic Circle? ____________________
6. What is the name of the line of longitude at 0 degrees? __________________
7. List the names of the 7 continents of the world.________________________
8. If the area to the north of the Equator is the Northern Hemisphere, what is
the area to the south of the Equator called?____________________________
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY AND
THE UK HOMEWORK
Lesson 1; Write a paragraph about a favourite place you’ve
visited in the world. Include pictures and a map showing
where it is (pack p7/8).
Lesson 2; Pack p12/15 What is the value and use of
Lesson 3; Find 5 pictures of physical features of the UK and
label them (pack p18 to 20)
Lesson 4; 1). Pack p24/25 Where have you been in the UK?
2). Pack p26/27 British Isles jigsaw, use
Foundations p108 to help
3). Revision; online websites file 10 and 11 MyQG
Lesson 5; 1). Doddle British Isles
2). Revise for test; look at resources on MyQG
Lesson 6; Produce a poster about a country, no bigger than
A2 with a title, the capital city, 2 maps (one world showing
location of the country and one of the country), 5 pictures and
5 facts (pack p40 Example).
Lesson 7; Pack p42 Easy as ABC
Lesson 8; Doddle; Latitude and Longitude
Lesson 9; 1). Pack p56 Review questions
2). Pack p57 Self-assessment
Lesson 10; NO HOMEWORK
Extra extension work/independent learning; Doddle -
browse in all resources for energy and resources;