Geography

In KS3 Geography is taught in sets and covers topics which will form the basic skills, knowledge and understanding required for GCSE.

In KS4 Geography follows the Eduqas B syllabus for GCSE and are taught in mixed ability option groups.  The GCSE course has a fieldwork requirement where pupils must complete a piece of Human and a piece of Physical Geography fieldwork following educational visits to collect primary data.  The GCSE is split into 3 examination papers at the end of year 11 (Paper 1 is Investigating Geographical issues, Paper 2 is Problem Solving Geography and Paper 3 is Applied Fieldwork Enquiry).  The three themes covered by the course are:

  • Changing Place-Changing Economies
  • Changing Environments
  • Environmental Challenges

The Geography curriculum is split into the following topics:

Year GroupAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 7Geographical SkillsExploring EnglandWorld IssuesWeather and ClimateSettlementSettlement
Year 8HazardsWeathering, rivers, coasts and glaciationEnvironmental ConcernsEconomic ActivitiesAsia and IndiaChina
Year 9Natural EnvironmentsTourismPopulationRiver FloodingDevelopmentKenya
Year 10Graph & Map skills
Urban and rural processes
Urban & rural processes
Urbanisation in global cities
Coasts & Coastal ManagementRivers & river management
Fieldwork 1 visit
How ecosystems function
Fieldwork 1
Ecosystems under threat
Year 11A global perspective on development issuesWeather & Climate
Climate change
Fieldwork 2
Water resources and management
Fieldwork 2
DesertificationRevision for papers 1, 2 & 3Exams