Geography

Curriculum Team Leader:

Mrs Lucy Ireland (l.ireland@tgs.starmat.uk)


Key Stage 3

Year 7 – Students study a range of topics that link to the key concept of sustainability, these include Urban Environments, Rivers/Flooding and Climate Change. Key geographical skills such as map skills and decision making activities are integrated into these topics.
Year 8 – Students study ideas, concepts and case studies around the place studies of South America and Africa with ideas around ecosystems and development. The final topic will look at weather and climate.
Year 9 – Students start to look at GCSE style topics to prefer them for this level of study. Topics include Restless Earth, Globalisation and Urban Environments.

Key Stage 4

Students study the AQA New 9-1 Specification. The specification is split into human and physical topics as well as work based on 2 days of fieldwork. The topics that are covered include The Living World, Natural Hazards and Physical Landscapes in the UK for the physical side. The human topics include Urban Environments, The Economic World and Resource Management.

Key Stage 5

A-Level students study the new AQA A-Level. Topics in Year 12 are Hazards, Coasts, Urban Environments and Changing Places. In Year 13 students study Water and Carbon and Global Systems and Governance. Students also carry out 4 days of fieldwork which enables them to complete their NEA (Non-examined assessment), this can be in an area of Geography of their choosing that links to the specification.