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Geography Department Curriculum Intent


It is the department’s intent that Key Stage 3 Geography should provide students with the knowledge and skills to inspire a curiosity about the world and its people.

Our scheme of work is designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum and thus ensure that students have developed knowledge of diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environments and a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

We cover a range of carefully selected human and physical topics that are both interesting to explore and also allow students to deepen their understanding of the world around them. Opportunities for fieldwork are present in Years 7, 8 and 9, which allow students to apply their knowledge, develop new skills and progress their understanding of geographical processes. We introduce a variety of places and case studies throughout the topics and encourage pupils develop a more diverse picture of the world in which they live. It is our aim to make the KS3 Geography curriculum exciting, interesting and relevant, so that students feel inspired to choose Geography for continued study at KS4 and KS5.

KS4 and KS5

It is the department’s intent that GCSE and A-Level Geography should encourage students to gain enjoyment and inspiration from their geographical understanding and allow them to engage critically with real world issues and places.

We aim to build on the geographical foundations established in KS3 and present the pupils with further content and topics that will help them develop a mature understanding of and ever changing and complex world around them. We follow the EDUQAS Spec B GCSE over 2 years and Edexcel A-Level specification in year 12 and 13. We have selected these courses because they cover a fantastic range of topics and issues and give our students a great opportunity to learn more about the modern world and how local and global actions affect them.

Geography Curriculum Map