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Where Will I Live? Chesterton Community College

The Potential of Differently Designed Houses to Meet our Housing Needs

Name of Teacher

Andy English

Key Stage

Key Stage 3, Year 9


This sequence of learning challenges students to think beyond their current experiences. It uses geographical thinking to expose the potential of differently designed houses to meet our housing needs.


Students are encouraged to think about how house designs and the work of architects can respond to aspirations for sustainable communities (link). The students are supported in making evidenced based judgements to support decision making. They are provided with a significant amount of place based information that illustrates alternative solutions to the challenge of house design.

Concepts and Big Ideas

  • Place
  • Space
  • Scale
  • Interdependence
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Reasoning with Maps
  • Geographical Imaginations
  • Geographical Communication


South Cambridgeshire

Adapting this scheme for your own school

This scheme offers an innovative approach to issues concerning Where Will I Live? The sequence of learning could be used as inspiration for you to take a similar approach within your school, replacing the Cambridge examples with those appropriate to your own locality.

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Scheme of Work

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