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.

Whilst studying GCSE Geography, pupils will:

  • Learn about what’s happening in the world around them right now, and what could happen in the future
  • Have the opportunity to go on field trips with their class mates to rural and urban settings
  • 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.

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
Year 7 Year 8
  • Geographical Skill
  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Rivers
  • Population and Migration
  • Coasts
  • Resource Management
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • The Changing Economic World
  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • Natural Hazards
  • The Challenge of Resource Management
  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Fieldwork 1
  • UK Physical Landscapes: Rivers and Coasts
  • The Living World
  • Fieldwork 2
  • Issue Evaluation
  • Revision and Preparation for GCSE Exams

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE Geography (8035)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of fieldwork trips throughout the year. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.