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Geography has never been more important in making our students understand an ever changing world. The subject helps show the natural and human processes that have shaped our plant in the past, present and most importantly, the future.  As students will be moving in a globalised society, it is important that they appreciate the social, economic and environmental challenges that will need to be addressed in our modern interconnected world.  The department vision is to help students realise that if they are interested in the world, they are interested in Geography.

The Department has two full-time teachers and two part-time members.  The team are experienced, dynamic and committed to helping all students fulfil their potential at all levels.  The Department aims for give a broad and excellent awareness into our changing world not only in the classroom, but with fieldwork and trips in all key stages, including using the local environments, Neetlecombe Court and Oxford University.

Key Stage 3

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

CSE 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
  • Fieldwork
  • Geographical skills

Key Stage 5

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

Part 1 Physical Geography 

  • Water and carbon cycles 
  • Coastal systems 
  • Hazards 

Part 2 Human Geography 

  • Global systems and global governance 
  • Changing Places 
  • Population and the environment 

Part 3 – Skills and fieldwork investigation 

Department Staff

  • Mr Jacob
  • Mr Casserley 
  • Mr McGregor 
  • Miss Loxley 
  • Miss Bartington 
  • Mrs Dyas 

Useful Websites

Subject Documents Date  
Geography The Misbourne Curriculum Map 18th Sep 2019 Download