Curriculum Team Leader:

Mrs Jenny Walker (

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 to help students develop a confident understanding of Geography at Key Stage 3.

Year 8 – Students study a range of human and physical geography topics these include coasts, ecosystems and globalisation. These topics build upon subject knowledge acquired in Year 7 and introduce new concepts such as how the world is becoming more interconnected and what impact this has had on people, the economy and environment. Students complete fieldwork in a local urban environment.  

Year 9 – Students start to look at GCSE style topics to prepare them for this level of study. Topics include natural hazards and studying emerging superpowers such as China and Nigeria. The GCSE unit of work ‘Resource Management’ is started at the end of Year 9 to help students develop the subject knowledge and skills required at GCSE.  

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.