Key Stage 3

What will I learn in Year 7, 8 & 9?

Students will develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes.


Students will also understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time.


Year 7

What is Geography? (Human & Physical, UK, North East & Middle East)
Tectonic Hazards: Tectonic Theory & Volcanoes
Squatter Settlements
The World’s Oceans
Brazil & Tourism
Year 8

Crime & Conflict
Resource Management
Weather & Climate
Year 9

Africa: Climate, Ecosystems, Crime and Health.
Death By Geography: Chernobyl, Boxing Day Tsunami etc.
Ice on the Land
Map Skills
Russia: Climate, Ecosystems, Politics & Human Rights
How will I learn?

You will learn how to use and apply knowledge, skills and understanding in practical tasks.  You will learn through demonstration, practice, questioning and discussion.

What abilities, aptitudes, skills and interests will I need?

You need to be able to communicate your understanding to others. You will need to be able to work independently and with others. Come willing to learn and we will do the rest.


Key Stage 4

What will I learn in Years 10 and 11?

What will I learn?

Within KS4 you will work towards a GCSE in Geography, following the AQA A 8035 specification. Enquiry based learning will be at the forefront of the approach to learning topics including:

The challenge of natural hazards

Physical landscapes in the UK

The living world

Urban issues and challenges

The changing economic world

The challenge of resource management

Geographical skills


How will I learn?

Geography is a mix of theory, practical investigations and field trips. You will have the chance to get hands on with Geography alongside classroom learning.


What abilities, aptitudes, skills and interests will I need?

Communication skills
Graphical and cartographical skills
Technological skills, including ICT and GIS
Interpersonal skills through debate and discussion
Literacy and numeracy
Problem solving skills

What opportunities can this course and qualification lead to?

Geography can lead to a career in Travel & Tourism, Meteorology and Property & Planning to name a few…