Geography

Geography is invigorating, exciting and challenging. It allows students to understand the world they live in and make independent, informed decisions using this understanding. Geography is a link between the social sciences and the hard sciences and because of its cross disciplinary nature it teaches students a whole range of skills that can be used in academic learning and future careers. 


Geography is very important and students study a wide range of topics such as; population growth, resource management, natural hazards, multiculturalism, industrial growth, economic development, environmental issues and much more. In Geography, students investigate issues that affect them and the whole world, and they understand how to overcome some of the serious global issues that we face today and in the future.


Year 7

Students are introduced to Geography through a range of contemporary topics. Students will develop important learning skills through a six topics. Within each topic students study issues linked to basic human and physical geography and they investigate issues in teams through a range of student-led activities.

Year 8

Students investigate six topics throughout the year, one each half-term. Students are introduced to more in-depth physical and human geography issues and they begin to develop case studies by studying real examples around the world.

Year 9

Students start the GCSE course.  Students complete Unit 1: Living with Physical Environment.  

They will cover a range of topics that include: 

  • Natural hazards;
  • Climate change;
  • Tropical rainforests;
  • Cold environments;
  • Diversity in the UK;
  • Rivers and coasts.

Students will complete one day of fieldwork in the summer term.  The fieldwork will be assessed in Paper 3: Geographical Applications.


Year 10

Students complete Unit 2: Challenges in the Human Environment.  

They will cover a range of topics that include:

  • Urban challenges;
  • The changing economic world;
  • The challenges of resource management.

Students will complete one day of fieldwork in the summer term.  The fieldwork will be assessed in Paper 3: Geographical Applications.

Year 11

Students complete Unit 3:  Geographical applications and skills.  They will also re-cap and upgrade the work completed in Year 9 and 10.  From Christmas onwards students will complete a series of past exam papers so that they are fully prepared for their final exam.

Where can I find out more?

Point of contact:

Sam Groves

Team Leader of Geography and Raising Achievement Leader KS4

Contact Sam Groves who looks after this Geography course on:

Geography Globe
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