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
Key Stage 3 Key Stage 3
  • What is geography? The UK and Britain’s place in the world
  • Map skills
  • Rivers and flooding
  • Environmental interactions
  • Coastal landscapes in the UK
  • Coastal processes
  • Tectonics
  • Hazards and earthquakes, volcanoes and hurricanes
  • Population and migrants
  • Resource/energy
  • Ecosystem – rainforests – deserts


Key Stage 4 Key Stage 4 Key Stage 4
  • The challenge of natural hazards
  • Tectonic hazards
  • Weather Hazards
  • Climate change
  • Urban issues and challenges
  • Living world
  • Tropical rainforests
  • Hot deserts
  • Field work (Human Geography )
  • Map skills and geographical skills
  • The changing economic world
  • Physical landscapes in UK
  • Coastal landscapes
  • Rivers in the UK
  • Field work (Physical Geography)
  • Challenge of resource management
  • Energy
  • Field work techniques
  • Revision – exam preparation

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE Geography (8035) 

Enrichment Offer

The Geography Department runs a number of fieldwork trips to help extend and stretch our pupils’ understanding of some core geographical concepts and develop their map-reading skills. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.