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Geography Curriculum Overview

'Geography is the study of Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.' Royal Geographical Society.

The Geography Department tries to help students make sense of the world they live in, of what they hear and see, and what they read about the world in their everyday lives. Geography provokes and answers questions about natural and human environments. This subject provides an excellent means for investigating contemporary issues in such environments at both global and local scale. We encourage students to be interested in the world around them.

KS3 Geography

Year group

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

Extraordinary explorers

Water in Kenya

River landscapes

Year 8


Natural Hazards

Coastal landscapes

KS4 Geography

At GCSE we study the AQA specification. The AQA GCSE Geography course includes studying both physical and human geography together with a range of geographical skills. There are three examinations at the end of the course:

Paper 1: Living with the physical environment (35%)

Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment (35%)

Paper 3: Geographical applications (30%)

1 hour 30 minutes examination

1 hour 30 minutes examination

1 hour examination

Section A: The challenge of natural hazards

Section B: The living world

Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK

Section A: The changing economic world

Section B: Urban issues and challenges

Section C: The challenge of resource management

Issues evaluation

Fieldwork (physical and human)