Curriculum Content                                                                         

Year 7


In Year 7 the following topics are covered:

·         Who are we:   location and map skills

·         Power: Rivers and Coasts

·         Global Citizens:  cities and globalisation

Year 8

·         Human Impact: rocks and environmental impact

·         Resilience:  living in extreme conditions, survival

·         Legacy:  Energy and sustainable futures

Year 9

An introduction to the next level of geography involving greater depth and independent learning.Topics covered are Natural Hazards, Tropical Storms, Climate change, World Economic Development

Year 10 & 11

GCSE AQA course:

Unit 1 Physical Environment

  1.  The Challenge of Natural Hazards – tectonic, weather, climate change
  2.  The Living World – Ecosystems, Rainforests, Hot Deserts.
  3.  Physical Landscapes of the UK – Coasts and a Rivers

Unit 2 Human Environment

  1.   Urban Issues and Challenges
  2.   The Changing Economic World
  3.   The Challenge of Resource Management

Fieldwork and Issue Evaluation

Curriculum Approach

A high-quality geography education should inspire in students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip students with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As students’ progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Phase of Education Specific Requirements

GCSE AQA course

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Future Careers

Last year The Independent reported that Geography included more employable skills than any other subject.