Geography Objectives KS3

Finding specific people in the world of work who use each objective in their day to day job is always going to be difficult, many of the objectives in KS3 underpin bigger concepts. However there are a few companies and topic pages that may be found useful through the hyperlinked topic headings below.

Objectives KS3
Locational knowledge
Extend their locational knowledge and deepen their spatial awareness of the world’s
countries using maps of the world to focus on Africa, Russia, Asia (including China and India), and the Middle East, focusing on their environmental regions, including polar and hot deserts, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities
Place knowledge
Understand geographical similarities, differences and links between places through the study of human and physical geography of a region within Africa, and of a region within Asia
Human and physical geography
Understand physical geography relating to: geological timescales and plate tectonics; rocks, weathering and soils; weather and climate, including the change in climate from the Ice Age to the present; and glaciation, hydrology and coasts
Understand human geography relating to: population and urbanisation; international
development; economic activity in the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary
sectors; and the use of natural resources
Understand how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change
landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems
Geographical skills and fieldwork
Build on their knowledge of globes, maps and atlases and apply and develop this
knowledge routinely in the classroom and in the field
Interpret Ordnance Survey maps in the classroom and the field, including using grid
references and scale, topographical and other thematic mapping, and aerial and
satellite photographs
Use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to view, analyse and interpret places and data
Use fieldwork in contrasting locations to collect, analyse and draw conclusions from
geographical data, using multiple sources of increasingly complex information