The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it”.

David Attenborough

Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, people, places and the environment.

Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography). Human geography concerns the understanding of the dynamics of cultures, societies and economies, and physical geography concerns the understanding of the dynamics of physical landscapes and the environment.

Geography provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge. It is not surprising that those trained as geographers often contribute substantially to the applied management of resources and environments.

Geography is, in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living. Learning through geography – whether gained through formal learning or experientially through travel, fieldwork and expeditions – helps us all to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible citizens and employees.

What KS3 students will experience:

Year 7
Half term 1 My local place with maps
Half term 2 Fantastic places
Half term 3 Volcanoes
Half term 4 Africa
Half term 5 The wonders of Rivers
Half term 6 Fieldwork


Year 8
Half term 1 Tourism
Half term 2 Globalisation
Half term 3 Earthquakes
Half term 4 Challenging Cities
Half term 5 Blue Planet
Half term 6 Sustainability



What KS4 students will experience:


GCSE Exam board: AQA
Assessment structure:

Paper 1 – Living with the Physical Environment (1 hour 30 minute exam, 35% of GCSE)

Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment (1 hour 30 minute exam, 35% of GCSE)

Paper 3 – Geographical Applications: fieldwork and issues evaluation (1 hour 15 minute exam, 30% of GCSE)


Year 9
Half term 1 The Living World
Half term 2 Hot Desert Environments
Half term 3 Resource Management
Half term 4 UK Physical Landscapes: Coastal Processes
Half term 5 UK Physical Landscapes: River Processes
Half term 6 Physical Fieldwork: Hunstanton Coast


Year 10
Half term 1 Challenge of Natural Hazards: Tectonics
Half term 2 Challenge of Natural Hazards: Climate
Half term 3 Climate Change
Half term 4 Urban Issues and Challenges
Half term 5 Urban Issues and Challenges
Half term 6 Human Fieldwork: Leicester


Year 11
Half term 1 The Changing Economic World
Half term 2 The Changing Economic World
Half term 3 Revision
Half term 4 Revision
Half term 5 Revision
Half term 6 GCSE EXAMS

Subject specific websites to support revision and independent learning:

(EG. YouTube channels, Twitter feeds, apps)







 Recommended subject guides:

·       CGP GCSE Geography AQA a Specification – The Revision Guide (these are available to purchase through the department but are currently only partially relevant due to the changing specification)

·       When the new textbook and revision guides are released parents will be informed

Curriculum Narrative

KS3 Geography Curriculum Narrative

KS4 Geography Curriculum Narrative