Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the Earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. Geography is also a combination of a range of skills that allow students to become more rounded individuals. Geography requires a combination of social and scientific minds to combine a wide range of skills from; Maths, Science, Religious Studies and History, resulting in a high-quality GCSE that shows a robust character.

Whilst studying GCSE Geography you will:

  • Learn about what’s happening in the word around you right now, and in the future.
  • Explore on field trips with your classmates in a rural and an urban setting.
  • Develop skills including the ability to discuss and debate large scale problems (e.g. global warming, poverty, pollution, water shortages and natural hazards).
  • Gain a sense of environmental responsibility.

Students learn to appreciate the complexity of our world and the diversity of its environments, economies and cultures. Through Geography, students develop an understanding of the global political issues that occur between countries, cultures, cities and their hinterlands, between regions and within countries.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8

•Geographical Skill
•British Landscapes (Coastlines and cities)
•Geographical Enquiry into Small Heath
•Extreme Environments
•Populations and City Structures

•Weather Hazards
•British Landscapes (River Processes)
•The Development Gap (Where do your clothes come from?)
•Tectonic hazards

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • •The Changing Economic World
    •The Challenge of Natural Hazards

•The challenge of resource management
•Urban issues and challenges
•Fieldwork 1
•UK Physical Landscapes: Rivers and Coast

•The Living World
•Fieldwork 2
•Issue Evaluation
•Recap of Knowedge


Internal Assessments take place every half term

Examination Board: AQA

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Enrichment Offer

Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.