Geography is the study of the people, places, landscapes and processes of the Earth. Students investigate the human and physical features of the different countries and places, and how these two components interact. Within human geography, students investigate societies, economies and cultures. Physical geography provides an understanding of how physical landscapes are formed and change over time. Geography enables young people to become informed and enquiring citizens.

Subject Teacher: 
Mr J Smith        – 
Ms D Donnelly – 
Mr S Halligan   –

Curriculum Outline


Year 7:

Term 1 Map skills
Term 2 Wild weather (Physical)
Term 3 Population and migration (Human)
Term 4 Natural Disasters (Physical)
Term 5 Global development (Human)
Term 6 Coasts (Physical)

Year 8:

Term 1 China (Country study)
Term 2 Ecosystems (Physical)
Term 3 Africa (Country study)
Term 4 Rivers and Flooding (Physical)
Term 5 Urbanisation (Human)
Term 6 Climate change (Physical)



Students will sit three papers at the end of year 11:

The Physical Environment Topics include:

  • River landscapes and processes
  • Coastal landscapes and processes
  • Weather hazards and climate change
  • Ecosystems, biodiversity and management

The Human Environment Topics include:

  • Changing cities
  • Global development
  • Resource management
  • Water resource management

Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK Challenges Topics include

  • UK Challenges
  • Investigating a physical environment (includes a fieldtrip)
  • Investigating a human environment (includes a fieldtrip)

Key Stage Taught (Yes / No)
Key Stage 3 Yes
Key Stage 4 Yes
Key Stage 5 No

Examination Information
Official name of course Qualification Level Exam Board
Geography A GCSE Edexcel


Component 1 The Physical Environment
Component 2 The Human Environment
Component 3 Field Work + UK Challenge