Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)

Year 7 – Places and Skills, Africa, Horn of Africa, Coasts, Urbanisation, Tectonics

Year 8 – Water Supply, Rivers and Flooding, Our Warming Planet, Population, Asia and Southwest China


Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11) /GCSE/GCSE Equivalent

GCSE Geography (Exam Board: AQA)

Topics covered:

Unit 1 Living with the physical environment

Natural Hazards (Tectonics hazards, Weather hazards)

Climate change

Tropical rainforests

Hot deserts

Cold environments

UK landscapes (Coastal landscapes, River landscapes)

Unit 2 – Challenges in the human environment

The urban world

Urban change in the UK

Sustainable urban management

The development gap

Nigeria: a Newly Emerging Economy

The changing UK economy

Resources management

Water management

Unit 3

Issue evaluation


Geographical skills


Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

Students follow the AQA A Level Geography syllabus and study the following topics:

Part 1 Physical Geography

Water and carbon cycles

Coastal systems


Part 2 Human Geography

Global systems and global governance

Changing Places

Population and the environment

Part 3 – Skills and fieldwork investigation


Department Staff (Geography)

Mr Jacob (Assistant Curriculum Leader of Humanities - Geography
Mr Casserley – Geography teacher
Mr McGregor - Humanities teacher
Miss MaCarthy – Humanities teacher
Mr Worth – Humanities teacher
Miss Kinghorn - Humanities teacher
Mrs Dyas – Humanities teacher


Useful Websites

BBC Bitesize

Revision world


Royal Geographical Society

Physics and maths tutor