Geography                                             

Through the study of Geography students develop critical thinking skills. They learn how to collect and analyse geographic data and develop an understanding of the relationships between the Earth and its resources and its inhabitants.  

Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • Map Skills
  • Coastal Landscapes
  • Tourism
  • The USA

Year 8

  • River landscapes
  • Population
  • Weird and extreme weather
  • Geography of Crime

Year 9

  • Hazards
  • Global Issues
  • Development
  • Wonders of the Geographical World

GCSE Geography (3 exams taken at the end of Y11)

Exam Board: AQA A GCSE Geography

Unit 1 (Year  10)

  • Challenges of Natural Hazards
  • The Living World
  • UK Physical Landscapes: Rivers and Coasts

Unit 2 (Year 11)

  • Resource Management
  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Changing Economic World

Unit 3 (Year 10/11)

  • Fieldwork (exam questions based on two field trips taken at the end of Y10)
  • Pre-Release (exam questions based on pre-release booklet)

A-Level Geography

Exam Board: AQA A-Level Geography

Unit 1 (Physical Geography) (40%)

  • Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Glacial Systems and Landscapes
  • Hazards

Unit 2  (Human Geography) (40%)

  • Changing Places
  • Contemporary Urban Environments
  • Global systems and governance

Unit 3 – Fieldwork (20%)

Students plan, prepare and implement an individual investigation of their own choosing, that must be linked to the A-Level Geography specification.  This is submitted at the end of Y13 and equates to 20% of the final award.