Year 8 Geography

Weather & Climate

  • Describe different types of weather and how it affects people.
  • Know how weather can be measured by different instruments.
  • Understand the difference between weather and climate.
  • Be able to complete a simple climate graph and describe it using the terms maximum and minimum.
  • Know the main features of the water cycle and how this creates rain.
  • Be able to use a thematic map to describe how rainfall differs across the UK.
  • Be able to describe and explain at a simple level the effects of a weather hazard on people.

National Parks

  • Locate the National Parks of the UK onto a map using an atlas.
  • Be able to describe the landscape of at least one named National Park that makes it special.
  • You will be able to outline the impacts of increased numbers of visitors on National Parks.


  • Name parts of a simple food chain.
  • Be able to label a map of the world with different biomes with the use of an atlas.
  • Recognise and describe some of the key features of at least one biome (location, climate, vegetation and animal adaptations).
  • Be able to describe how an animal might adapt to survive the climate of an area.


  • Identify the three courses of a river and be able to name at least one feature for each stage.
  • Be able to describe at a simple level how a river changes with distance downstream.
  • Be able to recognise features of erosion and transportation from photos and have a simple understanding of how one of these features forms.
  • Explain why a river floods, at a simple level.
  • Describe the effects of a river flood on people in a location within the British Isles.


  • Use a map of the world to label countries linked to a product or industry to demonstrate the meaning of globalisation.
  • Explain at a simple level at least one positive and one negative impact of globalisation.
  • Understand what is meant by Fairtrade be aware of the products which can be bought with the Fairtrade logo.