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Where Will I Live? Comberton Village Collegebrand Saffron Walden High School

Regional Inequalities and their Effects on Cambridgeshire

Name of Teachers

Nicola Gamble, Hannah Galama and Carol Pearson

Key Stage

Key Stage 3, Year 9


To develop an understanding of regional inequalities within the UK and the effects of these inequalities on Cambridgeshire with a focus on sustainability.


This sequence of learning engages the students with the following enquiry questions:

  • Why is Cambridge growing?
  • What makes a settlement sustainable?
  • How is Cambourne sustainable?
  • Where did it all go wrong (evaluating the characteristics of Cambourne which make it less sustainable)
  • Is it possible to make developments sustainable?
  • What are the problems with building North Stowe?
  • How should North Stowe be developed?

Concepts and Big Ideas

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


South Cambridgeshire
Cambourne, Northstowe
East Lancashire

Adapting this scheme for you own school

This is a detailed scheme of work, that features local examples. It can be downloaded and used in its entirety as a place study, although you may prefer to used this well planned sequence of learning as a scaffold into which your own local examples can be placed. A further approach could be to develop activities that support comparisons between the locations featured here and your place.

Files to download


The teachers reflected on their experience of this unit in their Evaluation.

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