Why study geography?

We study Geography because it is a constantly changing, dynamic subject which aims to tackle some of the greatest challenges of social and environmental issues in our rapidly changing world.

Geography seeks to develop a sense of place and helps students make sense of their surroundings and gain a better appreciation of local, national and global issues.

Geographers investigate the interaction between human and physical environments such as the causes of climate change and how this can be managed.  We give our learners the skills and ability to empathise with other cultures through the study of real examples. We want our students to become global citizens and to develop the skills and knowledge to understand the world around them.

Geography KS3

KS3 Geography curriculum plan.


Learning cycle 1

Learning cycle 2

Learning cycle 3

Year 7

What is Geography?

An intro to Geography

Maps Skills

Who do you think you are?

The geography of the UK

Upland and lowland Britain

Climate of UK

Famous places

Migration and Identity



Physical and human geography of Kenya

Climate graphs

Ecosystems and human impacts –

Savannah and Coral reefs


How developed is Kenya?


Too many people?

Where do people live?

How is global population changing?

How is population changing?

Why are there differences between birth and

death rates?

Push and pull factors of migration

Year 8

Rivers and Coasts

Drainage basin and river processes

River landforms

Flooding and flood management

Coastal processes and key terms

Coastal landforms – erosion and deposition

How can we protect the coast?

Global Development

What is development?

How can we measure development?

The development gap and why it exists

Education and development

Aid and reducing poverty

Weather and Climate

The hydrological cycle

How does it rain?

Global circulation

Hurricanes-causes, impacts and


Climate changes –Droughts

Extreme weather in UK

Microclimate investigation


Year 9

Local Actions, Global Effects

What are ecosystems?

What is the distribution of ecosystems?

Rainforests and the nutrient cycles

Impacts of humans on ecosystems and

how they can be managed sustainably?



Dynamic Earth

Structure of the earth

How do tectonic plate move?

Earthquakes and impacts

Case study – Japan tsunami

Volcanoes – causes, impacts and responses

Planning for hazards

Case study – Mt St Helens Eruption

Our Changing World

How are we connected? What is globalisation?

Where do our goods come from?

How are cities changing?


Conflict and the refugee crisis

What are our future challenges?


Geography KS4

GCSE Geography B (Geographical Themes) (9-1) - J384


Learning Cycle 1

Learning Cycle 2

Learning Cycle 3

Year 10

Unit 1: Urban Futures

The urban explosion

Urban trends in ACs and LIDCs/EDCs


Mexico City

Sustainable cities

Fieldwork visit 1 – human


Unit 2: Global Hazards

Global circulation system

Extreme weather

Tropical storms


Plate tectonics

Tectonic hazards

Earthquakes and volcanoes

Hazard Management

Unit 3: UK in the 21st Century

Human and physical geography of the UK

UK’s changing population

UK economy and economic hubs

UKs global role

UK in the Middle East

Influence of UK media

Unit 4: Distinctive Landscapes – Rivers

What is a distinctive landscape


Hydrological cycle

River processes

River landforms

The long profile of a river

Causes and impacts of flooding

River management

Distinctive Landscapes – coasts

Coastal processes

Coastal landforms-erosion and deposition

Coastal management- The Holderness Coast

Fieldwork visit 2 – Physical 

Year 11

Unit 5: Sustaining Ecosystems

Defining ecosystems

Distribution of ecosystems

Tropical biomes

Value of rainforests

Treats to rainforests and how can they be managed sustainably

Life in the Artic

Human impacts

Sustainable management of the Arctic

Unit 6: Changing Climate

Earth’s changing climate

Evidence of climate change

Natural and human causes of climate change

Impacts of climate change – global and UK

Unit 7: Dynamic Development

Defining and measuring development

The global development divide

How uneven development happened

Obstacles to uneven development

Case study Democratic Republic of Congo

Aid and debt

Comparing top down and bottom up approaches.

Unit 8: Resource Reliance

What are resources- food, water, energy

Food security

2 visions of the future

Case study – Tanzania

Small scale management

Large scale management


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