Curriculum Content

Year 7


In Year 7 the following topics are covered:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Who are we:聽聽 location and map skills

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Power: Rivers and Coasts

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Global Citizens:聽 cities and globalisation

Year 8

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Human Impact: rocks and environmental impact

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Resilience:聽 living in extreme conditions, survival

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Legacy:聽 Energy and sustainable futures

Year 9

An introduction to the next level of geography involving greater depth and independent learning.Topics covered are聽Natural Hazards, Tropical Storms, Climate change, World Economic Development

Year 10 & 11

GCSE AQA course:

Unit 1 Physical Environment

  1. 聽The Challenge of Natural Hazards 鈥撀爐ectonic, weather, climate change
  2. 聽The Living World 鈥撀燛cosystems, Rainforests, Hot Deserts.
  3. 聽Physical Landscapes of the UK聽鈥 Coasts and a Rivers

Unit 2 Human Environment

  1. 聽聽Urban Issues and Challenges
  2. 聽聽The Changing Economic World
  3. 聽 The Challenge of Resource Management

Fieldwork and Issue Evaluation

Curriculum Approach

A high-quality geography education should inspire in students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip students with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth鈥檚 key physical and human processes. As students鈥 progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth鈥檚 features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Phase of Education Specific Requirements

GCSE AQA course

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Future Careers

Last year The Independent reported that Geography included more employable skills than any other subject. Choosing a career with Geography can open up a wide range of career options.聽


Geography Learning Journey

We equip students with the skills and experiences during their time at school, to be able to progress to Further and Higher Education and ultimately be able to pursue a career within their chosen field.聽

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