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



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
    • Tourism
  • 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

Weather and Climate

    • The hydrological cycle
    • How does it rain?
    • Global circulation
    • Hurricanes-causes, impacts and responses
    • Climate changes –Droughts
    • Extreme weather in UK 
  • Microclimate investigation

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

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 can they be managed sustainably?
  • Ecotourism 

Dynamic Earth

    • Structure of the earth
    • How do tectonic plate move?
    • Earthquakes and impacts
    • Case study – Haiti Earthquake
    • 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?
    • Migration
    • 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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