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Geography

Geography is the study of the world around us and the interaction of human and physical features that shape everyone’s lives, day in day out.

Just turn on the news and there is geography in action. Be it a natural disaster, political upheaval, mass migration, GM crops or fracking; geography impacts all of use, all the time!

Geography provides students with the opportunity to:

  • explore the socio-economic factors that shape day to day lives
  • understand the causes, impacts and differing responses to a wide variety of natural and manmade hazards
  • investigating and gain a greater understanding of contemporary issues
  • appreciate and gain a greater understanding of how global events have local impacts on themselves and those around them
  • develop a range of interchangeable skills, and deploy them in new context.
People should study geography because it affects our life, every day, now and in the future; understanding geography ensures we can protect our planet.
Year 10 student

Curriculum information:

 

Year 7

Learning outcomes

Year 7 focuses on developing a range of core geographical skills whilst fostering a passion for the subject. The curriculum is designed to bridge the gap between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 with students exploring key concepts in a range of different human and physical environments.

Topics taught

  • Wonderful people and places
  • Geographical skills
  • Weather and climate
  • Extreme UK weather
  • Rivers and flooding
  • Geography in the Media.

Year 8

Learning outcomes

Year 8 develops students’ geographical thinking and enquiry skills which are needed at Key Stage 4. Students apply key concepts such as causes, primary and secondary effects and responses, as well as the interrelationship between human and physical landscapes.

Topics taught

  • Coasts
  • Challenges for the planet
  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Development
  • Tropical storms

Year 9

Learning outcomes

Year 9 students start their GCSE journey. The curriculum is designed to ensure that all key components and concepts are deeply embedded in order to meet the high demand of the AQA GCSE Specification.

Topics taught

  • Urban challenge
  • UK physical landscapes (river and coasts)
  • Hazards (tectonic, weather and climate)

Year 10

 

Learning outcomes

Year 10 is specifically designed to meet the curriculum needs of the AQA GCSE specification focusing on developing depth and breadth of curriculum content as well as analysis and application of knowledge.

Topics taught

  • Economic Change
  • A Living World (Tropical rainforest and Cold Environments)
  • Resource Management
  • Fieldwork

Year 11

 

Learning outcomes

Year 11 continues to review and embed previous knowledge from the AQA GCSE specification, whilst developing new curriculum content in depth. The curriculum content will continue to focus on developing depth and breadth as well as analysis and application of knowledge. During this year students will also study pre realise material from the AQA exam board, alongside the curriculum content and fieldwork investigation.

Topics taught

  • Economic Change
  • Resource Management
  • Structured Revision
  • Pre Release material
  • Structured Revision
Geography is fun, engaging and educating. It’s not just about maps and places, it’s about the present and the past, what’s in it and how we impact it all.
Year 8 student