Assessment Criteria - Year 8 Geography

KS3 Grade

Knowledge of locations and place

Understanding of processes and interactions

Geographical enquiry

Projected KS4 Grades

 6

I have extensive knowledge of the physical (e.g. oceans and mountains) and human (e.g. towns and cities) landscape studied.
I can explain in detail the different ways in which places around the world are connected.
I can explain in detail the differences between countries around the world, including between developed and developing countries.

I can analyse the reasons for all geographical changes.
I can analyse the sustainability of geographical changes and the management of these changes on people, the environment and the economy.
My conclusions are always valid, relevant, detailed and include my own opinion, where appropriate. I recognise though that different people have different opinions over geographical issues.

 

I can plan and undertake independent enquiry to investigate geographical questions entirely on your own.
I can use a full range of appropriate sources, such as graphs and maps, to display and analyse information.
I can use ICT very effectively to display geographical information in a variety of ways, including through the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
I can critically evaluate in detail the methods I have used in geographical enquiry.

 
9
 

1

I have excellent knowledge of the physical (e.g. oceans and mountains) and human (e.g. towns and cities) landscape studied.
I can explain the different ways in which places around the world are connected.
I can explain the differences between countries around the world, including between developed and developing countries

I can explain in detail the reasons for all geographical changes.
I can explain the sustainability of geographical changes and the management of these changes on people, the environment and the economy.
I always use appropriate geographical words to support my work.

I can plan and undertake independent enquiry to investigate geographical questions mostly by yourself.
I can use a wide range of appropriate sources, such as graphs and maps, to display and analyse information.
I can use ICT effectively to display geographical information in a variety of ways, including through the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

8

4

I can describe the location of all of the major physical (e.g. oceans and mountains) and human (e.g. towns and cities) features studied.
I can explain some of the ways in which places around the world are connected.
I  can explain some of the differences between countries around the world, including between developed and developing countries.

I can make links between human and physical processes in helping explain the reasons for changes, events and causes.
Your explanations of why things happen are detailed and regularly include data and key terms.
I can are aware that different people have different opinions over geographical issues. Clear conclusions are regularly drawn.

I can use a wide range of appropriate sources, such as graphs and maps, to explain changes and differences between places. Data is regularly used to support conclusions drawn.
I can provide accurate and detailed descriptions of physical and human features using a variety of sources.
I can interpret Ordnance Survey maps in the classroom using 6 figure grid references.

7
 

3

I can describe the location of places around the world and begin to locate human and physical features I have studied.
I can use simple vocabulary to describe how some places around th world are connected in a basic manner.
I can begin to describe the differences between countries around the world.

I can describe geographical changes and events. You describe the impact of geographical changes on people, the environment and the economy.
I can describe some of the ways in which humans are trying to manage these impacts.
I can sometimes use appropriate geographical words to support your work. 

 I can locate physical and human features using an atlas, including oceans, continents and lines of longitude and latitude.
I can describe simple patterns and differences on maps and graphs.
I can describe and interpret photographs and diagrams. I can draw graphs, such as bar and line graphs, with some accuracy and include labelled titles and axes.
I can accurately use four points of a compass to identify a location.

6
 

2

I can accurately locate continents and countries around the world and locate major cities within them.
I can give numerous ways in which places around the world are connected and give clear evidence to support my reasons.
I can give detail of some of the similarities and differences between countries around the world, including developed and developing countries and including named examples.

I can identify most of the geographical changes and events. I can identify most of the impacts of geographical changes on people, the environment and the economy.
I can identify most of the ways in which humans are trying to manage these impacts.
I can occasionally use appropriate geographical words to support your work.

  I can locate most physical and human features using an atlas, including oceans, continents and lines of longitude and latitude.
I can identify all patterns and differences on maps and graphs.
I can identify and interpret photographs and diagrams. I can draw most graphs, such as bar and line graphs, with some accuracy and include labelled titles and axes.

5
 

1

I can accurately locate continents and countries around the world and begin to locate major cities within them.
I can give numerous ways in which places around the world are connected with some basic evidence.
I can identify some of the similarities and differences between countries around the world, including developed and developing countries

I can identify some of the geographical changes and events. I can identify some of the impacts of geographical changes on people, the environment and the economy.
I can identify some of the ways in which humans are trying to manage these impacts.
I can very occasionally use appropriate geographical words to support your work.

I can locate some physical and human features using an atlas, including oceans, continents and lines of longitude and latitude.
I can identify most patterns and differences on maps and graphs.
I can identify and interpret most photographs and diagrams. I can draw most graphs, such as bar and line graphs, with some accuracy and include labelled titles and axes.

4

WT+

I can locate some continents and countries around the world.
I can identify a variety of the ways in which places around the world are connected.
I can identify some of the differences between countries around the world, including between developed and developing countries.

 I can briefly suggest how geographical changes can occur and how humans can create or respond to these.
I can list some of the impacts changes can have on people, the environment or the economy.
I can list some of the ways humans can manage impacts

I can locate some physical and human features using an atlas, including oceans, continents and lines of longitude and latitude.
I can identify some patterns and differences on maps and graphs.
I can draw some graphs, such as bar and line graphs, with some accuracy and include labelled titles and axes.

3  

WT

WT-

1

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