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

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)


  • Year 7
    • Map Skills
    • Wild Weather
    • Population + Migration
    • International Development
    • Plate Tectonics
    • Coasts/Fieldwork
  • Year 8
    • China
    • Rivers + Flooding
    • Middle East/Russia
    • Africa
    • Rocks/Soils/Weathering

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 Enviroment
Component 2 The Human Enviroment
Component 3 Field Work + UK Challenge