Geography Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

In year 7 pupils are taught Geography as a seperate subject. Topics involve focusing on the following:

  • How to use a map, the human and physical Geography of the UK and rivers

In year 8 pupils will study

  • Global issues and trade, fieldwork skills, natural hazards, Antarctica and climate change

There will also be opportunities for fieldwork.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Pupils follow ​AQA GCSE Geography

This curriculum will encourage students to:

  • Know geographical material: develop and extend their knowledge of locations, places, environments and processes, and different scales including global; social, political and cultural contexts.
  • Think like a geographer: gain understanding of the interactions between people and environments, changes in places and processes over space and time, and the interrelationship between geographical phenomena at different scales and in different contexts.
  • Study like a geographer: develop and extend their competence in a range of skills including those used in fieldwork, in using maps and GIS and in researching secondary evidence, including digital sources; and develop their competence in applying sound enquiry and investigative approaches to questions and hypotheses.
  • Apply geography: apply geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches appropriately and creatively to real-world contexts, including fieldwork, and to contemporary situations and issues, and develop well-evidenced argument drawing on their geographical knowledge and understanding.

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

The AQA syllabus is offered at A-level which is taught through a modular scheme with opportunities for fieldwork outside of the UK.

In Year 12 pupils focus on the following topics:

  • Natural Hazards
  • Coasts
  • Changing places

In Year 13 pupils focus on:

  • Contemporary urban environments
  • Water and carbon cycle

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