Purpose of Study

Geography is an incredibly broad ranging subject where students learn about and understand the world around them and the increasing impact of people on those systems. Students study the human and physical environments between local and international scales. This helps them to develop a sense of place including the people, economy, culture and environment. The world is facing such significant change that giving students a perspective of the future is essential.


About the Department

In Years 7 and 8 students are taught twice a week and at GCSE in Years 9, 10 and11, students have three 50 minute lessons. The team of three staff organise fieldwork trips which are included within the schemes of work and there is an emphasis placed on the use of a variety of maps, including Ordnance Survey. The leader of Geography also runs the school's Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme in school.

Essential Mix is the key knowledge and skills that a Year 7 or 8 student must have mastered to progress to the following year.

Click on the link below to view the geography Year 7 Essential Mix:


Click on the link below to view the geography Year 8 Essential Mix:


These are the courses run by geography for Years 9, 10 and 11. The link takes you to the specifications of those courses.

GCSE Geography (AQA)