Studying Geography gives pupils the opportunity to travel the world via the classroom, learning about both natural and social sciences along the way. It provides pupils with a holistic understanding of our planet, its systems and how we, as humans, are impacting our world. Pupils learn to appreciate the complexity of our world and the diversity of its environments, economies and cultures. Through Geography, pupils develop an understanding of the global political issues that occur between countries, cultures, cities and their hinterlands, and between regions within countries.
Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Environmental Geography
  • Maps
  • What is an ecosystem?
  • Weather
  • Rural and urban Britain
  • Water cycle
  • Drainage basins and river processes
  • River landforms: V-shaped valleys, waterfalls, Meanders and ox-bow lakes
  • Causes of river flooding
  • Urban life – Karachi
  • Rural life – Gilgit
  • Weather and climate
  • People and Environment: processes and interactions
  • Physical geography: Process and change
  • Hazardous world
  • People and Environment: processes and interactions
  • Physical and Human geography: Process and change
  • Immigration
  • People and Environment: processes and interactions
  • Maps
  • Coasts
  • Population
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Physical Environment

  •  The Challenge of Tectonic Hazards
  •  The living world Ecosystems
  •  The living world
  •  3TRF and Deserts

 Human Environment

  •  Urban Issues & Challenges: MUMBAI
  •  Urban Issues & Challenges: Manchester
  • Section A: The Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • Natural Hazards, Tectonic Hazards, Tropical Storms, Extreme Weather in the UK and Climate Change
  • Section C: The Challenge of Resource Management
  • Resource Management and Water
  • Section B: Physical Landscapes in the UK
  • UK Physical Landscapes, Coastal Landscapes in the UK and River Landscapes in the UK
  • Geographical Applications: Fieldwork (Physical)
  • Section B: The Changing Economic World
  • Economic Development & Quality of Life
  • Reducing the Global Development Gap
  • Effects of Development on LICs & NEEs & Effects of Economic Growth on Employment/Region Patterns/Growth
  • Pre-release Document for Issues and Evaluation
  • Revision & Exam Practice

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE Geography (8035)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of fieldwork trips throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.