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Our vision in Geography is: “To inspire our students to learn more about the world in which they live, helping them to become caring, thoughtful, independent, global citizens.”

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9):

At Key Stage 3 we guide our students through the core topics set by the National Curriculum. These are both physical and human in nature, with fieldwork weaved throughout. We build directly upon knowledge from primary school. Our sequence of learning can be seen here (link to be added).

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11):

At Key Stage 4, we follow the AQA exam board. This continues to follow a very balanced physical and human geography approach. The topics covered are:

Paper 1 – Physical Geography

  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • The Living World
  • UK Landscapes: Rivers and Coast

Paper 2 – Human Geography

  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • The Changing Economic World
  • Resource Management

Paper 3 – Issues Evaluation and fieldwork

At Key Stage 5, we follow the Edexcel exam board. Students build on their solid foundation from GCSE, but also explore some detailed and very exciting new topics. Every year, we bring in more topical content and constantly update our teaching resources to reflect what is happening in the world. There is also a coursework component introduced at this level.

Paper 1 – Physical Geography

  • Natural Hazards
  • Coasts
  • Water
  • Carbon

Paper 2 – Human Geography

  • Globalisation
  • Regenerating Places
  • Superpowers
  • Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

Paper 3 – Synoptic paper (applying knowledge from all 8 topics, to unseen figures).

Paper 4 – NEA (a piece of coursework, with free choice on the focus).

Further information: 

Please see below link for further information on the learning journey within Geography:

Geography Learning Journey Key Stage 3