Curriculum

Geography

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
Year 7 Year 8
  • Fantastic Places
  • Tectonics
  • Population
  • Cities
  • Investigating Weather
  • Coasts
  • Rivers
  • Tectonics
  • Food
  • Population
  • Investigating Sustainability
  • Geographical Enquiry Skills

 

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Population
  • Coasts
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Climate Change
  • Geographical Enquiry Skills
  • Urban issues and Challenges
  • The Changing Economic World
  • Living World
  • The Challenge of Resource Management (Food)
  • Fieldwork
  • Pre Release

 

Assessment

Formal assessments takes place at the end of each topic.  There are formative assessments built into each topic area.

KS4 Exam Board Specification:

Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE Geography (8035)

Enrichment Offer

The Department organises a range of fieldwork opportunities throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.