Subject Geography
Members of staff Kay Gray – Curriculum Leader, Joanne O’Donnell – Teacher, Darren Parr – Teacher, Amy Hardwick – Teacher
Subject overview

Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs).

Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use.

Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.

Key Stage 3
Content Year 7 Year 8
Autumn term 1 Geographical Skills Globalisation
Autumn term 2 Japan Population
Spring term 1 Ghana Restless Earth
Spring term 2 Rivers Coasts
Summer term 1 Ecosystems Geography of Disease
Summer term 2 Tourism Weather and Climate
Content Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn term 1 Introduction to GCSE


UK Physical Landscapes: River landscapes in the UK Changing Economic World
Autumn term 2 Ecosystems: Tropical rainforests UK Physical Landscapes: Coastal landscapes in the UK Resource Management
Spring term 1 Ecosystems: Hot deserts Urban Issues and Challenges: Case study of Mumbai Resource Management: Food
Spring term 2 Natural Hazards: Tectonics Urban Issues and Challenges: Case study of UK Revision and Issue Evaluation
Summer term 1 Natural Hazards: Weather hazards Fieldwork and write up Revision and Issue Evaluation
Summer term 2 Climate change Issues Evaluation preparation Revision and Issue Evaluation
Revision links for GCSE course

How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

Parents can encourage their child to be aware of what is going on in the world by reading newspapers and watching the news then discussing this with their child. Parents should also support their child with one hour’s independent study each week.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Students are encouraged to attend intervention sessions appropriate to their needs. Dates and times of these will be shared on an individual basis.