Geography (Key Stages 3 & 4)
We aim to provide students with an understanding of the diverse world they live in, and how it is constantly changing. We aim to create world citizens with the skills and knowledge to progress further in Geography if desired.
Our curriculum is carefully sequenced to build on prior knowledge and develop disciplinary knowledge and skills in greater depth through the key stages. The curriculum allows for a variety of teaching and learning approaches that are used to deliver an exciting and relevant course, which allows students to study both physical and human themes and investigate the links between them.
Key Stage 3
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
extend their locational knowledge and deepen their spatial awareness of the world’s regions;
develop geographical skills such as reading maps across a range of scales;
interpret photographs and analyse data to identify geographical patterns and processes.
further develop their understanding of physical and human geography by building on the units of work taught in Year 7 with a more global dimension;
deepen their knowledge and skills by following a carefully sequenced curriculum which helps them to reflect on and appreciate the interconnected nature of geography on varying scales;
use the skills developed in Year 7 to analyse geographical patterns, processes and changes.
develop a deeper understanding and appreciate the interactions between physical and human processes by building on the units of work taught in Year 7 and 8;
look at several contemporary issues that help to bring geography to life and understand that places are interdependent;
be fully prepared to study Geography at GCSE.
|Topics Studied||Topics Studied||Topics Studied|
|Geography and the UK|
Climate change and Antarctica
|Landscapes (Glacial and Coastal)|
Land of ice and fire
Key Stage 4
We follow the AQA GCSE curriculum which drives the students’ learning and broadens their understanding and knowledge of contrasting places. By drawing on a solid foundation from Key Stage 3, students are well placed to access the curriculum allowing them to progress.
|Year 10||Year 11|
|Paper 1: Living with the physical environment|
The challenge of natural hazards
The living world
Physical landscapes in the UK
Paper 3: Geographical applications – Fieldwork
|Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment|
Urban issues and challenges
The changing economic world
The challenge of resource management
Paper 3: Geographical applications – Issue evaluation