The Geography Department aims to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to understand and contribute to the world in which they live. We endeavour to make learning a valuable and enjoyable experience and to develop student’s ability to think creatively and critically.
What do we study in the Geography Department?
We are constantly responding to the dynamic nature of the subject especially when there are important events such as natural hazards or global events such as the Fair Trade campaign and the World Cup. We have introduced some cutting edge Geographical topics to our syllabus such as the ‘Geography of Crime' and the Geography of Fashion'. The main topics are as follows:
YEAR 7 Map skills, Exploring England, Rivers, Flooding, Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
YEAR 8 World Sport, Geography of Shopping, Brazil, Coasts, Geography of Crime and Ecosystems.
YEAR 9 Development issues, Comparing Countries, Global fashion, Tourism, Local actions/global effects and Japan
GCSE: We follow the AQA syllabus B which investigates the following topics - Coasts, Map skills, Urban studies, Natural Hazards, Tourism, Development, and Water/Energy. We do a fieldwork exercise to looking at local issues such as traffic management, tourism and land use.
GCSE Programme of study
KS3 Geography Curriculum (pdf)